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Thriving with Anxiety and Depression
In contrast to more traditional psychological approaches, positive psych concerns itself with the good stuff in life. It strives to understand what makes for a good life and how we can not only maintain average or ‘normal’ functioning but how we can actually surpass it. Positive psychology focuses on building strengths and on maximizing wellbeing. In a word, it’s all about thriving. 
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10 Best Online Support Groups

ADAA's free, anonymous online support community is highlighted as one of the 10 Best Online Support Groups in this July 16, 2021 Parade.com article.

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It's Not All in My Head
I am very thankful for the friends I have, they have always been supportive and listened to me. I have educated them on mental health. They used to always say “It’s all in your head” until I educated them on my own mental illnesses.
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UNDERSTAND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Take the First Step - Understand the Facts

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Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress
Check out these expert coping strategies, fitness tips, and helpful resources.
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment (GAD)
A number of types of treatment can help with GAD.
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Co-Occurring Disorders
Many people with an anxiety disorder also have a co-occurring disorder or physical illness, which can make symptoms worse and recovery more difficult.
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PTSD Facts & Treatment
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment and Facts
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Myths & Realities
The Internet abounds in information and misinformation about panic attacks.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about anxiety or depression? We can help!
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Coronavirus Anxiety
For many in our public community coronavirus pandemic is triggering increased anxiety. In response, we have created this resource page to provide helpful tips and strategies from our ADAA mental health professionals
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ABOUT ADAA

Working to Prevent, Treat and Cure Anxiety Disorders and Depression for More Than 40 Years

Founded 40 years ago, ADAA is an international nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.

ADAA’s unique interlinked public and professional mission focuses on improving quality of life for those with these disorders through the alignment of innovative research, evidence-based treatment, education and support. ADAA's mental health professional members contribute blog posts, webinars, website content and more to help improve the quality of life for individuals and their families struggling with anxiety and depression.

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With more than 1,300 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.

FIND HELP

Take Charge. Get Answers. Move Forward.

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The licensed mental health providers listed in this directory specialize in anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders. All providers listed are professional members of ADAA who have chosen to be included in this database.
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Check out ADAA's helpful guide to understanding the different therapy options including CBT, DBT, ACT and more...
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Online therapy, also known as telemental health, is a growing field. A therapist or counselor provides psychological counseling and support over the internet through email, video conferencing, online chat, or a phone call.
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Share with others who understand your unique struggles in this safe space for those affected by anxiety and depression. English and Spanish communities.
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FACTS AND STATISTICS

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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.

Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

 

People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.

 

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Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.

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National prevalence data indicate that nearly 40 million people in the United States (18%) experience an anxiety disorder in any given year.

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Tips & Strategies from our Member Experts and Public Community
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As a Twitch Streamer,  a live-streaming platform for gamers, I plan to give back to people who are…
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I miss my best friend. This is a given. But I cannot let his death keep me down. I must use it as…

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