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.
ADAA's Mission + −
ADAA focuses on improving quality of life for those with anxiety, depression, OC, 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.
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.
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. Diversity and inclusiveness has been and continues to be a core value of ADAA. 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 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.
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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ADAA Impact Report and Strategic Plan