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 25 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...

Ever wonder why you get “butterflies” in your stomach before doing something stressful? Or why you feel like your stomach is “tied in knots” after an argument? Ever had a meeting with a toilet that went longer than expected and it wasn’t caused by anything you ate?  Stomach problems are one of the most common symptoms of stress and anxiety. ADAA member Ken Goodman, LCSW, authors this blog post on how to calm an anxious stomach.
ADAA member Kirstin Gilbert, PhD shares the connection between excessive self-control and perfectionism and risk for OCD. 
ADAA member Ellen Hendriksen, PhD, talks about the different types of social anxiety in this article. 
"Notwithstanding the proven prevalence of PTSD among various populations, little has been done to spur innovation for new therapies. According to Israel Liberzon, MD (ADAA member), a professor of psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience at the University of Michigan, SSRIs—specifically sertraline (approved in 1999) and paroxetine (approved in 2001)—are the only medications currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the specific treatment of PTSD."