Welcome to ADAA

Founded in 1979, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. With more than 1,800 professional mental health members (many of whom contribute blog posts, host webinars, review website content and more) ADAA is a leader in education, training, and research. More than 11 million people from around the world visit the ADAA website annually (and click on more than 19,000,000 pages)  to find current treatment and evidence-based research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives.  Welcome!


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Thursday, November 05, 2020 1 pm - 2 pm ET Intrusive thoughts can create intense anxiety and lead to rumination for those who suffer from them. ADAA members Drs. Debra Kissen and Paul Greene discuss how to recognize intrusive thoughts, how they differ from other anxiety symptoms, and will provide you with tools and techniques to move past them in this live webinar.
How to manage the stress brought on by Covid-19? Harvard psychologist and ADAA President Dr. Luana Marques comes to the Red Table with advice on how to manage your mental health during this challenging time. The doctor also shares important symptoms of depression.
October celebrates World Mental Health Day. The campaign focused on Move for Mental Health: Increased Investment in Mental Health. At ADAA, we emphasize the importance of #breakingthestigma of mental health, providing free resources and support to those who need it not just on this day – but every day. Check out this month's free issue for helpful resources to help you or a loved one manage anxiety or depression. 
“There’s less activity, there’s less socialization, there are less mastery activities, there are less pleasurable activities, so in general there is an increase in depression, not to mention job losses and losses of people,” said ADAA Member Dr. Lata McGinn. “A combination of all those things, I think, would put us more at risk this winter.” Read more why Seasonal depression could be amplified in 2020