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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 25 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 Alicia Clark, PsyD, PLLC shares things that people with anxiety shouldn't be ashamed to do in this article. 
When your child asks, “Do you promise you’ll come home after dinner?” and you say, “Yes, of course I promise,” your child takes a sigh of relief, gives you a hug, you leave for dinner, and everyone feels better. But then you get a call while you’re at dinner asking the same question. Why? Because reassurance doesn’t last as long as your dinner does.
ADAA member Eda Gorbis, PhD, LMFT shares how Snapchat affects body dysmorphia in this article. 
ADAA members Thomas Ollendick, PhD and Barbara Rothbaum, PhD share the benefits of concentrated treatment for anxiety-related disorders in this article.