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...

This webinar - hosted by ADAA member Rachel Busman, PsyD - focuses on Selective Mutism, which is an anxiety disorder that renders a child, who might be otherwise chatty at home, unable to speak fully in places like school, with friends or in the community. This webinar describes the symptoms and offers some practical strategies that a parent can use to help increase verbalizations in their child. Ways to collaborate with school are also discussed.
"In many situations in life, having some anxiety is helpful. Some anxiety, with its accompanying adrenaline, is energizing. It heightens our awareness and motivation. Too little anxiety-- we’re just blah. Too much-- we’re in fight, flight, or freeze mode." ADAA member Stephanie Kriesberg, PsyD authors this blog post on tips to manage anxiety. 
"Fighting anxious thought brings on more anxious thoughts, and pretty quickly anxiety is all you're thinking about ... It is beneficial to notice that you had an anxious thought without engaging it..." says ADAA member Helen Odessky, PsyD in this Bustle article. 
ADAA member Dylan Gee, PhD authors this article on anxiety and the teen brain.