ADAA public blog posts address frequently asked questions about psychological and pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and related disorders for adults as well as children. ADAA blog posts are written by our expert professional members and offer tips and other helpful information. You can search (please see search option to the right of this page) by keyword or by population. The most recent blog posts are those that appear at the top of this page. As each blog post is also comment enabled, we invite you to share your thoughts to further the conversation. Interested in a particular topic? Have a suggestion for our next blog post? Please contact us.
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 Stephanie Kriesberg

Worryland:  Familiar Territory for Women with Narcissistic Parents: Caroline’s diamond solitaire glitters on her clenched left hand.  She’s engaged to Ryan, a man she truly loves.  However, Caroline’s happiness comes with a warning:  her mother, Trudy.

by Martin Seif, PhD and Sally Winston, PsyD

Unwanted intrusive thoughts are stuck thoughts that cause great distress. They seem to come from out of nowhere, arrive with a whoosh, and cause a great deal of anxiety. The content of unwanted intrusive thoughts often focuses on sexual or violent or socially unacceptable images.

by Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the United States. Data show that for Black women, anxiety is more chronic and the symptoms more intense than their White counterparts. This description, however, only tells half the story.

by Dr. Elisabetta Burchi and Dr. Eric Hollander

The Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program and the Anxiety and Depression Program at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center : 

by Luana Marques, PhD

Intimate partner violence (IPV) takes place in all settings, in all socioeconomic, religious, ethnic, and cultural groups. The overwhelming global burden of IPV is endured by women, and the most common perpetrators of violence against women are male intimate partners or ex-partners.

by Susan K. Gurley, ADAA Executive Director

We are proud to announce that the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) has been chosen from among hundreds of organizations as one of five finalists for the 2018 Outstanding Organization Award from the Child Mind Institute.

by Sarah A. Hayes-Skelton, PhD and David W. Pantalone, PhD

People who identify as sexual (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer) or gender (i.e., transgender, genderqueer, non-binary) minorities have similar symptoms of anxiety and depression as heterosexual and cisgender (non-transgender) individuals.

by Natalie Engel

It has happened to almost everyone at some time in their lives. You start feeling lightheaded, you can actually feel your heart pounding, you may be short of breath or have chest pain. It feels like you may be having a heart attack!

by Jon P. Hatcher

The creator and co-author of 101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety and the forthcoming In Case of Anxiety - Anxiety Hacks for a Janky World, Jon pursued his alchemy of nonfiction writing devoted to assisting people with life-altering adversities through cr