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 38,000,000 pages)  to find current treatment and evidence-based research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives.  Welcome!


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

ADAA member Stefan Hoffman, Phd and Angelina F. Gomez, MA co-author this new blog post for those struggling with GAD who are thinking about starting medication. The blog provides information about two of the most commonly prescribed types of medication: SSRIs and benzodiazepines.
"...Even if you didn’t have social anxiety before COVID, you probably have it now!  Social anxiety is defined as the fear of being judged, criticized or rejected by others. Those of us with social anxiety think that if we do things just right, we can avoid disappointing others and escape the dreaded possibility of being judged. Immunity from others’ judgements is always an unrealistic expectation, and now, with the rules changing, and a variety of opinions about what is safe, it is even more impossible..." ADAA member Jennifer Shannon, LMFT shares tips and strategies to help you manage social anxiety during COVID-19.  
Anna Bartuska. BS/BA,  Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, Luana Marques, PhD (ADAA board president) co-author this important blog post exploring the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. "...Though none are immune to COVID-19, the rippling impacts of the current pandemic are unequal, due in part to pressing economic and social needs of minorities in the United States that are largely overlooked in response efforts. The economic downturn has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minorities with unemloyment claims greatest among Black and Hispanics/Latino individuals. In the midst of prolonged financial uncertainty and threat, families struggle to pay for food, housing, and utilities, along with countless other daily necessities..."
ADAA members Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett and David H. Barlow are quoted in this Harvard Business Review article exploring how leaders can lead with authority and strength when they feel anxious.