ADAA President, Karen Cassiday, PhD., is interviewed in this article regarding using online and app-based therapies as convenient therapy options. 
ADAA members Simon Rego, PsyD, and Alec Miller, PsyD, are quoted in this article regarding BPD and bipolar disorder. 
ADAA member Patricia Thornton, PhD, shares her insights on the differences of the effects of exercising and those of going to therapy in this article.
ADAA member Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, is quoted in this article regarding a mobile app known as "SAM" that could help determine whether teens are at risk for suicide. 
ADAA member Justin Dainer Best is quoted in this article that highlights a study authored by a team of scientists from Texas analyzing electrical brainwaves. The study has found that depressed people are drawn to negative information in a way that non-depressed people are not. Their new findings are published in Biological Psychology.  
Ken Goodman, LCSW, explains the pervasive nature of Emetophobia – the fear of vomiting – the vicious cycle which keeps sufferers trapped, and the strategy for conquering this all-consuming fear. 
Samantha Thornton recently faced the loss of her brother Andy and partnered with ADAA to present a unique and powerful 3-part blog series that she wrote to share her personal perspective. Our hope is that Samantha’s story will help others experiencing loss and grief. Part 3 is shared here.
Samantha Thornton recently faced the loss of her brother Andy and partnered with ADAA to present a unique and powerful 3-part blog series that she wrote to share her personal perspective. Our hope is that Samantha’s story will help others experiencing loss and grief. Part 2 is shared here.
There is no right way to handle trauma. Each individual moves at their own speed and has their own readiness to confront pain and suffering. Unfortunately, there is no way to expedite the process of healing from trauma. The human condition is simply hard and comes jam-packed with suffering. The good news is that the intensity of emotional pain always reduces with time. This is not just a trite sentiment, as there are neurological studies that have found the ways the brain works to heal emotional wounds. The brain is geared for survival and is always looking for new threats and information, which means old experiences eventually route to the back of the line to direct your attentional resources to what is new and potentially important.
ADAA member Michael Thase, MD, authors this article on solving clinical challenges in major depression.