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 1,500 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 19,000,000 pages)  to find current treatment and evidence-based research information and to access free resources and support. Together we are changing lives.  Welcome!


 

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Yuliya Osyka shares the story behind her art project . “Toxic Support” is a series of 12 illustrated posters dedicated to revealing the toxicity of phrases people say to someone with depression. This is a self-initiated social project, the idea for which came to me after experiencing the effects of depression myself as well as seeing them in a loved-one...
Tuesday, December 1st is #GivingTuesday2020 - a global day of giving back. People around the globe will come together in unity and showing kindness and generosity in all its forms by giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. Please join ADAA and support our mission to #breakthestigma around mental health and to triumph over anxiety and depression. Together we can change lives! Thank you...
But an important difference exists between having depressive symptoms — such as sadness, fatigue and loss of motivation — and a full-blown major depressive episode that can affect your ability to function at work and home for weeks or months. The amount and duration of the symptoms, as well as the degree to which they impair one’s life all play a role in diagnosing clinical depression. ADAA member Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD pens this Washington Post article featuring fellow ADAA member Judith Beck, PhD.
The pandemic has forced us all to adapt in various ways, for the sake of our physical or mental health. The stories in this podcast focus on the ways in which our storytellers have forged new lives and routines for themselves. The story is from Fiona Calvert, Story Collider UK producer and science communication officer at Alzheimer's Research UK. Fiona has worked hard to manage her obsessive compulsive disorder, but when the pandemic begins, suddenly triggers are everywhere. After Fiona’s story, our host interviews psychologist, ADAA Member, Dr. Kevin Chapman about how we can adapt to protect our mental health during this time.