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About ADAA

ADAA works to prevent, treat, and cure anxiety disorders and depression.

ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.

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ADAA's Diversity and Inclusion Statement +

Diversity and inclusiveness has been and continues to be a core value of the Anxiety and Depression of Association of America (ADAA). ADAA condemns all forms of racism and promotes equal rights for all. Our commitment to be a culturally diverse membership organization is founded on the principle and practice of prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression. ADAA recognizes, supports, and values the inclusion of diverse groups and views in all parts of the association. ADAA recognizes the strength and improved decisions that results from participation in association programs, leadership, committees/taskforces, and staff of diverse individuals from a wide-range of organizations. As such, ADAA embraces diversity and inclusiveness as a core value.

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ADAA's Mission +

ADAA focuses on improving quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and co-occurring disorders through education about the disorders. ADAA helps people find treatment, resources, and support. More than 11 million people visit ADAA's website each year - from all across the globe. ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers and providers encouraging the implementation of new treatments to clinicians. These commitments drive ADAA’s promise to find new treatments and one day prevent and cure these disorders.

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ADAA is Evidence-Based +

ADAA’s programs and content are grounded strictly in treatments derived from scientifically accepted protocols of testing, trials, and peer review. This ensures that we bring the latest in scientific advancements to our professional and public educational content and outreach. With more than 1,500 professional mental health members (many of whom contribute blog posts, host webinars, review website content and more). ADAA works with its mental health professional members and the broader scientific community to share current research and treatment. We support mental health professionals who provide treatment and those who conduct research. We invest in the future by encouraging students and trainees. Our international membership welcomes the full range of mental health professionals and students working on anxiety disorders and depression. ADAA educates people about all scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions to best meet their individual needs. ADAA connects people to our member health care professionals who provide treatment and support.

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ADAA is People First +

Our passion is helping people understand the disorders, find treatment, and recover. ADAA embraces diversity and inclusiveness as a core value. We make a difference in the lives of people with anxiety disorders and depression. We provide help through the alignment of science and treatment.

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ADAA is Evolving +

We started more than three decades ago as The Phobia Society of America. We have incorporated scientific knowledge and understanding. We have expanded to include anxiety and mood disorders, depression, OCD, and PTSD. We have adapted to challenges in economics, business, leadership, and the digital world. Our commitment to diversity and inclusivity brings together clinicians and researchers with diverse backgrounds in medicine, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, and other disciplines to advance science and treatment. We engage those who suffer from these disorders to work together toward our goals.

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ADAA Works to Break Stigma +

Through education, outreach and special programs, ADAA is focused on reducing the stigma surrounding anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders. We actively seek partnerships and alliances to increase our reach and impact with mental health professionals and the public alike.

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About ADAA

Mission Statement
ADAA's mission focuses on improving quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.
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Board of Directors
ADAA's Board of Directors oversee the long-term strategic plan for ADAA, enabling the organization to advance its mission, vision and strategic objectives.
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Strategic Plan
ADAA’s roadmap to triumph over anxiety and depression through science, treatment and education.
View ADAA's 5 year strategic plan
Transparency and Accountability
View ADAA's most recent financial and impact reports.
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Partner with Us
ADAA partners with like-minded national and international nonprofits, companies and mental health organizations that support our...
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Advertise with ADAA
ADAA’s unique interlinked consumer and professional mission is focused on improving quality of life for those struggling with anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders.  
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ADAA Staff
Meet ADAA's committed and passionate team members.
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Join Our Team
ADAA is an established and fast-growing non-profit international membership association dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure...
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Contact Us
View ADAA's contact information or submit an inquiry.
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News & Media

ADAA Public Statements
The following public statements were written by members of ADAA's Scientific Council to address a...
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ADAA Press Room
Press Releases and News Announcements
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Position Papers
ADAA has signed advocacy letters and published the following papers and reports about mental health issues.
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Executive Director's Corner
Read the latest news from ADAA's Executive Director, Susan Gurley, JD
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ADAA Impact Report and Strategic Plan

Impact Report

A "year in review" showcasing our public and professional reach and impact.

 

The 2020 Impact Report

Strategic Plan

ADAA’s roadmap to triumph over anxiety and depression through science, treatment and education.

 

ADAA's 5 Year (202-2025 Strategic Plan)

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