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 Deborah Serani, PsyD is quoted in this article that explores how to tell the difference between two of the most common mental health conditions in the United States.
ADAA CMO and Board Member Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD contributes to this new series of HealthCentral.com articles focused on depression causes, signs, and treatment options. 
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) to Hold 40th Annual Conference Focused on Resilience in Research and Treatment - More than 1,300 of the world’s leading mental health researchers and clinicians will convene in San Antonio    SILVER SPRING, MD. (February 11, 2020) — Each year, and for the past 40 years, more than 1,300 international mental health researchers and clinicians attend the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s (ADAA) Annual Conference.   
..."In movies and television, therapists are often one-note characters, listening to the protagonist’s monologue and maybe tossing in a, “and how do you feel about that?” It’s a totally inaccurate representation of effective therapy, says Debra Kissen, co-chair of the professional education committee for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.."