ADAA works to prevent, treat, and cure anxiety disorders and depression.
ADAA improves the quality of life for those who suffer through evidence-based educational resources, professional practice, and scientific research.
ADAA’s promise is to raise awareness about the impact of mental health on physical health, to find new treatments, and one day prevent and cure anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders.
ADAA brings together mental health professionals who lend their time and expertise to improve patient care by promoting the implementation of best practices and treatments across disciplines through continuing education and training and accelerating dissemination of research into practice.
ADAA, as a membership organization, values the inclusion of diverse groups from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds, and honors their views across all areas of the organization. We recognize that when people across identity groups are regarded and engaged as full participants in leadership, decision making and programs, we are able to provide resources and programs that best meet the needs of our members and the public. As such, ADAA leadership embraces diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a core value for all members, staff, and volunteers. We are committed to fostering an environment that supports cultural equity and models diversity and inclusion. ADAA is committed to practicing DEI principles to ensure that everyone feels safe, seen, valued, respected, and welcome.
ADAA is not a public policy or advocacy organization. It is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical organization that is data or evidence driven in its mission to be a resource for information preventing, treating, and curing anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and co-occurring mental health disorders.