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 Marsha B. Henderson

Marsha B. Henderson serves as the Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this role, she leads women's health research and outreach activities across the Agency.

by Aarti Gupta, PsyD

Dr. Gupta is the Founder and Clinical Director at TherapyNest, A Center for Anxiety and Family Therapy in Los Altos, California. She has a special interest in relationships and family therapy, as well as CBT for anxiety and related disorders.

by Susan Gurley, Executive Director

If you or someone you love suffers from depression, or an anxiety disorder, you might have come across an organization called the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) while searching for answers.

by Martin Seif, PhD

Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP is a clinical psychologist.

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 Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD

Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Kent State University, is a leading expert on anxiety disorders among African Americans.

by Shane G. Owens

Shane G. Owens, PhD, ABPP, is an authority on college mental health practice and policy, including college readiness and behavioral risk management. As a college administrator and in private practice, he works primarily with adolescents and emerging adults.

by Aarti Gupta, PsyD

I recently discovered that two friends of mine suffer from trichotillomania, or compulsive hairpulling. It came as a surprise to me, and even as a clinical psychologist, it was difficult to detect because neither one of them pulls out their hair in an obvious manner.

by Suma Chand, MPhil, PhD

In the early years of my career as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist I often struggled to find a way to help some of my clients cope with their thoughts and feelings of regret: “If only I had recognized my cheating boyfriend for what he really is,” or “I wish I’d been a better and more

by Aarti Gupta, PsyD

Dr. Gupta specializes in CBT for anxiety and related disorders. She is Clinical Director at TherapyNest, A Center for Anxiety and Family Therapy in Los Altos, California.