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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 Nur Hani Zainal, MS's ADAA 2020 conference abstract is discussed in this Medscape.com article. ..."Mindfulness-based interventions can have a beneficial effect on cognition, albeit only in certain cognitive domains, new research suggests.A meta-analysis of 78 randomized controlled trials with almost 6000 participants showed mindfulness-based interventions improved attention, memory, and processing speed..."    
ADAA member Jamie Micco, PhD, ABPP has provided telehealth visits for many years and offers guidelines and suggestions to maximize the effectiveness of telemental health sessions.
..." In our blitz to help maintain the mental health of our patients, clients, loved ones, and the general public, are we making sure to take care of ourselves? And are our efforts to help everyone else as effective as possible? ADAA member Shane Owens, PhD, ABPP shares helpful insights for mental health professionals during the coronavirus.
ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP share helpful tips and strategies to manage coronavirus anxiety and stress for families.