Women's Mental Health SIG

Boost Search Results

Creating a place for clinicians and researchers to discuss, debate, and address issues relevant to the understanding and treatment of women suffering from anxiety and depression and related disorders. The SIG develops specific education presentations at the ADAA annual conference, such as workshops, roundtables, and poster sessions to increase the understanding and overall awareness of how the treatment of women suffering from anxiety and depression may be different than others in the population. The SIG will also create a series of women-focused webinars and blog posts. In addition, the SIG will help educate the public about mental health treatment options for women to help decrease the stigma of mental illness.

The SIG will also encourage young researchers to become involved in evidence-based gender research and treatment options for women. 

To join the SIG, please login to your member accountContact ADAA with questions. Please view the ADAA SIG Guidelines

SIG Chair

  • Karen Martinez, MD, MSc

SIG Vice Chair

  • Sohye Kim, PhD

Board Liason:

  • Sheila Rauch, PhD, ABPP, Emory University School of Medicine 

Meet the Experts Series

2021-2022 Annual Report

Accomplishments during 2021

  • SIG chair (Karen G. Martinez) and co-chairs (Katherine Harris and Sohye Kim) continued meetings to organize SIG activities
  • SIG monthly consultation calls were started on February 2021
  • ADAA member community was promoted within the SIG
  • Participation in blog posts and webinars was promoted within the SIG

Goals for 2022

  • Work on identifying new leadership for SIG chair and co-chair positions
  • Continue online monthly peer consultations
  • Will monitor 2022 conference topics on women’s issues
  • Possible Public Education Committee webinars/blogs
  • Evaluating content on the ADAA website to ensure it is updated and resourceful
  • SIG-related submissions for the 2023 conference
  • Consider collaborations with other SIGs and with ADAA committees to address and promote women’s mental health issues