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Founded in 1979, ADAA is an international nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression and related disorders through education, practice, and research. ADAA provides education about the disorders and helps people find treatment, resources, and support. More than 22 million people from around the world visit ADAA's website each year.

ADAA also promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers, and encourages the implementation of new treatments. ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting the implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices across disciplines through continuing education and trainings and accelerating dissemination of research into practice.

ADAA supports public health by leading the way, improving the lives of millions of children and adults and promoting professional and public awareness of anxiety, depression related disorders.

ADAA encourages the advancement of scientific knowledge about causes and treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders by working with its mental health professional member base and the broader scientific community.

ADAA links people who need treatment with the health care professionals who provide it, find appropriate treatment and develop self-help skills. ADAA works to reduce the stigma surrounding anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders.

ADAA's mission focuses on improving quality of life for those with these disorders. ADAA provides education about the disorders and helps people find treatment, resources, and support. ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices across disciplines through continuing education and trainings and accelerating dissemination of research into practice. ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers and providers encouraging the implementation of new treatments to clinicians. These commitments drive ADAA’s promise to find new treatments and one day prevent and cure these disorders.

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