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 30 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 Dylan Gee, PhD authors this article on anxiety and the teen brain.
..."Less is discussed, however, about the stress of such events on the rest of the society. That includes those who survived the shooting, those who were in the vicinity, including the first responders, those who lost someone in the shooting, and those who hear about it via the media..." ADAA member Dr. Arash Javanbakht authors this article on mass shootings and the larger social consequences.
"...At the end of the day, it's important to remember that exercise does not have the power to change the way that you think, Patricia Thornton, PhD, a psychologist in New York City and member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America told Refinery29. For some people, exercise is just one of many tools that helps them feel better — along with psychotherapy, medications, and other equally-important forms of self-care..."  ADAA member Patricia Thornton, PhD is quoted in this Refinery29.com article.
"....Recent research out of the U.K. looked into the link between anxiety and the onset of dementia later in life. The meta-analysis examined four large studies of about 30,000 subjects and concluded: 'Clinically significant anxiety in midlife was associated with an increased risk of dementia over an interval of at least 10 years...'"  ADAA members Karen Cassiday, PhD, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD, and Simon Rego, PsyD are quoted in this USNews.com article.