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Welcome to ADAA's Professional Community

ADAA is the only multidisciplinary professional organization in mental health that engages the world’s leading experts who focus on anxiety, depression and co-occurring disorders. Engaging a membership of more than 1,800 professionals, ADAA strives to improve patient care by promoting implementation of evidence-based treatments and best practices across disciplines through trainings, continuing education and accelerating dissemination of research into practice.

  ADAA promotes scientific innovation and engages a diverse network of clinicians and basic and clinical anxiety and depression researchers with diverse backgrounds in medicine, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, and other disciplines to advance science and new treatments. 

⇒  ADAA member dues help support the free information and resources that are provided to the more than 38 million annual website visitors to www.adaa.org. Membership dues also help fund the research that will one day prevent and cure anxiety, depression and related disorders. 

Member News and Program Updates

ADAA member Kimberly Morrow, LCSW shares tips in finding affordable psychotherapy in this article.
“It’s helpful to express some empathy if you can,” says ADAA member Katharine Phillips, MD in this article on how to be there for someone with body dysmorphic disorder.
"In those cases when a child is NOT attending school the parent stopping the accommodation of allowing the child to stay home or actively participating in the absence (for example writing notes to excuse child or taking them to the doctor) is a big part of the process but not the only part," says ADAA member Eli Lebowitz, PhD in this article on parenting in the age of anxiety.
"The research on meditation for anxiety is still mixed a little bit at this point," explains ADAA member Stephen Schueller, PhD in this article on apps for people with anxiety.