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 36 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...

"Using less social media than you normally would lead to significant decreases in both depression and loneliness," says ADAA member Melissa Hunt, PhD in this article on social media and mental health.
ADAA member Helen Odessky, PsyD authors this article on how to help a man struggling with anxiety. 
"If anyone knows how stressful the holiday season can be, it’s Santa Claus. I've often wondered how he's able to keep his cool when things are heating up at the North Pole. I recently interviewed Santa and asked him how he handles holiday stress. Here's what he had to say." ADAA member Ken Goodman, LCSW authors this blog post on how to have a stress-free holiday season.
'TIS THE SEASON TO BE jolly – so why are so many of us unhappy during what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year? In a word: stress.  ADAA member Dr. Debra Kissen shares tips and strategies for coping with the holiday blues. Kissen calls it the "happiness trap." "When we try too hard to be happy, we make ourselves miserable," she explains...