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...

"Think of it as that “everything is fine” meme—you know, where the dog is sitting at a table, drinking coffee, while its house burns down around it? Only you’re saying that while rushing around the room, half-blind, trying to put out the fires burning all around you." ADAA member Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA shares what it’s like “white-knuckling” through life in this article.
“The schools have not focused on social-emotional learning, so that’s my big beef, and it’s not just the U.S., it’s everywhere,” says ADAA member Mary Alvord, PhD in this UNICEF report on peer-to-peer school violence.
"I am asked all the time “What’s SM?” I love being asked this question, because it allows me to convey important information about the disorder and open the lines of communication with the person asking. Selective Mutism (SM) is first & foremost an anxiety disorder in which a child who is otherwise chatty or talkative can’t talk in other settings, like school or with friends. Children with SM might not be able to talk at all in school, or they may be speaking in a whisper or to a limited extent. Some children with SM are able to talk to peers but others can’t do this, even when they want to." ADAA member Rachel Busman, PsyD authors this blog post on Selective Mutism.
ADAA member Todd Farchione, PhD, shares his expertise on anxiety in this article.