"....Recent research out of the U.K. looked into the link between anxiety and the onset of dementia later in life. The meta-analysis examined four large studies of about 30,000 subjects and concluded: 'Clinically significant anxiety in midlife was associated with an increased risk of dementia over an interval of at least 10 years...'" ADAA members Karen Cassiday, PhD, Charles Nemeroff, MD, PhD, and Simon Rego, PsyD are quoted in this USNews.com article.
.."Spending too much time on “social media” sites like Facebook is making people more than just miserable. It may also be making them depressed. A new study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania has shown — for the first time — a causal link between time spent on social media and depression and loneliness, the researchers said..." ADAA member Dr. Melissa Hunt discusses this new University of Pennsylvania study.
ADAA member Lata K. McGinn, PhD is mentioned in this article about holiday stress and anxiety. ADAA will also be hosting a Twitter chat on #holidaydepression on Tuesday, November 13th. Follow ADAA on Twitter to join the conversation: @Got_Anxiety
This webinar - featuring ADAA member Suma Chand - describes some of the factors that have been identified as operating to increase the risk of suicidal behaviors. The important protective factors that function to prevent suicide are detailed. The webinar outlines aspects of treatment using an evidence based therapy, namely cognitive behavior therapy which has been found to help with reducing risk and preventing suicide.
ADAA is excited to announce a Twitter chat on November 13th, 2018 on the topic of depression around the holiday season, hosted by ADAA member experts Dr. Mary Alvord and Dr. Shane Owens! Follow ADAA on Twitter and use the hashtag #HolidayDepression to participate!
"Often overlooked in conceptualizing OCD are the physical sensations that folks may focus on, rather than a primary disturbing thought." ADAA member Patricia Thornton, PhD authors this blog post on the physical sensations and urges from OCD.
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