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 how fear manipulates us. 
"Katrina was excited. She, her sister, Maia, and their mother were on the way to the park to play handball. Suddenly, Maia screamed and collapsed on the ground, wailing. “A fly landed on me! A fly landed on me!” Her mother tried to calm Maia down, but with no success. “I’m sorry.” Katrina’s mom said, “We have to go home.” Katrina was crushed; her sister’s fears had ruined yet another family outing." ADAA member Michelle Witkin, PhD authors this blog post on having a sibling with OCD. 
ADAA member Dawn Huebner, PhD's book "Outsmarting Worry" is shared in this article on anxiety books for kids. 
"When we feel as though we have to do everything well, we can come to interpret even small mistakes as 'failures," says ADAA member Kristin Bianchi, PhD in this Bustle.com article.