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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

"This is not surprising, given that we see elevated rates of depression and other mental health problems in sexual minority youth," says ADAA member Alexandra Bettis in this article on depression rates in lesbian and gay teens. 
ADAA member Simon Rego, PsyD shares his expertise on dealing with the fear of the unknown in this podcast.
ADAA member James Cowart, PhD shares coping skills for anxiety in this podcast. 
"Research shows that everyone has unwanted, intrusive thoughts and images...the difference between someone who develops OCD and someone who can dismiss them is the ability to not give those thoughts and images importance or value..." says ADAA member Stephanie Woodrow, LCPC, NCC in this Bustle.com article focused on OCD patterns.