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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 Kristin Bianchi, PhD is featured in this Dr. Oz episode on how to treat skin picking. 
“It depends on what side of the aisle you’re on, but for many people there’s the question, ‘What is going on with this country that someone can get away with so much?’” says ADAA member Mary Alvord, PhD in this New York Times article.
"It comes down to expectations that run high for joy, for bringing the family together, for giving gifts that show how much you love those around you, for a beautiful meal," says ADAA member Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA in this article.
ADAA past Board President, Karen Cassiday, PhD is featured in this article on how to respond to nosy questions from family over the holidays.