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 Lauren Smolar, MA

Lauren Smolar is the Director of Programs at the National Eating Disorders Association. Ms. Smolar has been with the organization for five years, and formerly directed the NEDA Helpline services team.

by Allison Dea

Allison Dea has been with BetterHelp since January 2017. She is currently the Support Team Lead, and  enjoys helping the members and counselors on the platform with any questions or feedback they may have.

by Allison Dea

Allison Dea has been with BetterHelp since January 2017. She is currently the Support Team Lead, and enjoys helping the members and counselors on the platform with any questions or feedback they may have.

by Jennifer Shannon

Jennifer Shannon, LMFT is a cognitive-behavioral therapist and author specializing in anxiety disorders. 

by Ken Goodman, LCSW

Ken Goodman, LCSW, practices individual and group therapy in Los Angeles to help anxiety and OCD sufferers free themselves from debilitating fear.  

by Patricia Thornton, PhD.

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

by Marie Miguel

Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade; covering a variety of health related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com.

by Sheila Rauch, PhD

Sheila Rauch, PhD, is the Clinical Director of the Emory University Veterans Program, Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine, and Director of Mental Health Research Program Evaluation at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, as well as an ADAA board member.

by Debra Kissen & Michelle Lozano

Dr. Debra Kissen is the Clinical Director of the Light on Anxiety Treatment Center of Chicago and Michelle Lozano is a clinical staff member at Light on Anxiety CBT Treatment Center in Chicago. www.lightonanxiety.com

by Karen Cassiday

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