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!


 

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“The first thing I’ve noticed in the general population is that there is this expectation of perfectionism related to oneself, or to entertaining, or to family. People have an idea of what their holiday party should look like or their Thanksgiving dinner,” says ADAA member Richa Bhatia, MD in this article on ways to cope with the financial stress of the holiday season. 
“If you know you’re going to have to spend time with family and you struggle with that, take care of yourself by getting enough sleep and regular exercise,” says ADAA member David Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP in this Bustle article. 
"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.