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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

Anna Bartuska. BS/BA,  Derri Shtasel, MD, MPH, Luana Marques, PhD (ADAA board president) co-author this important blog post exploring the impact of COVID-19 on marginalized communities. "...Though none are immune to COVID-19, the rippling impacts of the current pandemic are unequal, due in part to pressing economic and social needs of minorities in the United States that are largely overlooked in response efforts. The economic downturn has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minorities with unemloyment claims greatest among Black and Hispanics/Latino individuals. In the midst of prolonged financial uncertainty and threat, families struggle to pay for food, housing, and utilities, along with countless other daily necessities..."
ADAA members Soo Jeong Youn,PhD, Torrey A. Creed,PhD, Shannon Wiltsey Stirman, PhD, Luana Marques, PhD (ADAA board president) co-author this blog post focusing on the issues many mental health professionals are facing as they convert to telehealth sessions during the pandemic. "...The transition to everyday clinical practice of telehealth has not been as swift or as easy for community mental health clinics, safety net hospitals, and some private practice providers. Secondary to the chronic underfunding of mental health care and other systemic challenges, these organizations do not have the infrastructure in place to quickly adopt telehealth and related new policies and support their staff in implementing them. For example, differential access to organizational resources severely impacts providers’ ability to do their jobs..."
#ADAA2021, upcoming programs, members in the news, trending articles, and more! Read this week's issue of Insights e-newsletter here. 
ADAA members Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett and David H. Barlow are quoted in this Harvard Business Review article exploring how leaders can lead with authority and strength when they feel anxious.