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 Jeff Nalin

Dr. Jeff Nalin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY17766), a Certified Chemical Dependency Intervention Specialist and a Certified Youth Residential Treatment Administrator.

by Nina Rifkind

Nina Rifkind, LCSW, ACS, Owner, Wellspring Counseling, Denville, NJ. Nina Rifkind is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, practicing in Morris County NJ for almost 20 years.

by Julieanne Pojas

Julieanne Pojas, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist in Deerfield, Illinois. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. She treats children, adolescents, and adults. 

by Steven Feldman

Steven Feldman is executive director of the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). HABRI is working to establish, through science and advocacy, the vital role of companion animals in the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

by Patricia Thornton

Patricia Thornton, PhD specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD. She practices in New York City.

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD is Director of the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

by Cindy Aaronson

Cindy Aaronson, MSW, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine, secretary of the Board of Directors for ADAA. 

by John Ogrodniczuk

John Ogrodniczuk, PhD., is a Professor and Director of the Psychotherapy Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. His research, which includes focusing on complicated grief and men’s mental health, has led to nearly 200 publications.

by Beth Salcedo, MD

Beth Salcedo, MD, ADAA's current board president, is the medical director of The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, LLC.

by Karen Cassiday

Karen Cassiday, PhD, is ADAA's past board president. Dr.