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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 30 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

"Think of it as that “everything is fine” meme—you know, where the dog is sitting at a table, drinking coffee, while its house burns down around it? Only you’re saying that while rushing around the room, half-blind, trying to put out the fires burning all around you." ADAA member Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA shares what it’s like “white-knuckling” through life in this article.
“The schools have not focused on social-emotional learning, so that’s my big beef, and it’s not just the U.S., it’s everywhere,” says ADAA member Mary Alvord, PhD in this UNICEF report on peer-to-peer school violence.
"I am asked all the time “What’s SM?” I love being asked this question, because it allows me to convey important information about the disorder and open the lines of communication with the person asking. Selective Mutism (SM) is first & foremost an anxiety disorder in which a child who is otherwise chatty or talkative can’t talk in other settings, like school or with friends. Children with SM might not be able to talk at all in school, or they may be speaking in a whisper or to a limited extent. Some children with SM are able to talk to peers but others can’t do this, even when they want to." ADAA member Rachel Busman, PsyD authors this blog post on Selective Mutism.
ADAA member Todd Farchione, PhD, shares his expertise on anxiety in this article.