Welcome to ADAA

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit membership organization (with more than 1,800 professional mental health members) and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders.  More than 38 million people from around the world visit the ADAA website annually to find current treatment and research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives.  Welcome!


ADAA News, Members in the Media and More...

ADAA member Arash Javanbakht, MD authors this article on the politics of fear. 
“Signs that you or a loved one may be suffering from OCD can include anxiety, guilt, depression, intense fear, or having ruminating thoughts," says ADAA member Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP in this article on OCD.
"I have often had my patients with depression tell me that they wished they had a major physical illness like cancer because people would then treat them with more understanding. What they are trying to convey is the fact that depression is often not viewed as the serious illness that it is and they don’t get the understanding or support that they long for." ADAA member Suma Chand, MPhil, PhD authors this new public blog post on how to talk to your loved one who is suffering from depression. 
“Social anxiety is technically a marked fear of social or performance situations in which negative evaluation may occur," says ADAA member Kevin Chapman, PhD in this article on how to start working out when you have anxiety.