by Rachel Aredia, LCPC

Mental health is so important. It guides our thought patterns, how we feel, and at times how we behave. Yet many people don’t care for their mental health for a variety of reasons.

by Beth Salcedo, MD – ADAA Board President

What You Need to Know About Treatment and Medication Options 

by Karen Martinez, MD, MSc

Anxiety is a natural emotion that directs our attention to possible threats.  Although we certainly need anxiety to survive, it sometimes can be a burden.

by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D

Consumers of psychotherapeutic procedures are confronted with a challenge about how to make an informed decision, given the wide variety of alternative treatments.

by Patricia Thornton, PhD

So, you’re a failure. Fine. Get on with your life! In my work as a psychologist treating anxiety disorders, I’ve learned that often an underlying driving fear in my patients is the worry that they are failures.

by Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

My friend Peter Conrad published a remarkable paper in 1985 entitled The Meaning of Medications: Another look at compliance. Peter is a Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University who is interested in social aspects of health.

by Beth Salcedo, MD

The decision to take medication for mental health is a very important one, and it often takes place when symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues have intensified, which can make the decision process much harder.

by Karen Cassiday

Many people wonder if their therapy is really helping them overcome their problem. Why? They often have therapists who tell them that they are doing well, but their therapist does not make clear to them what they mean by making progress.

by Susan Gurley

With more than 18 million annual website visitors seeking information and resources on anxiety, depression, and related disorders, ADAA’s website has become a critical platform for help and support.

by Susan K. Gurley, ADAA Executive Director

Susan Gurley is ADAA's Executive Director. 

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