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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

ADAA member Todd Farchione, PhD, shares his expertise on anxiety in this article.
ADAA is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a 2018 Nonprofit grant from KidGuard. The grant will help ADAA enhance our free evidence-based resources (including blog posts, webinars and infographics) to raise awareness and educate children and parents about anxiety and depression risks.  
This webinar - hosted by ADAA member Rachel Busman, PsyD - focuses on Selective Mutism, which is an anxiety disorder that renders a child, who might be otherwise chatty at home, unable to speak fully in places like school, with friends or in the community. This webinar describes the symptoms and offers some practical strategies that a parent can use to help increase verbalizations in their child. Ways to collaborate with school are also discussed.
"In many situations in life, having some anxiety is helpful. Some anxiety, with its accompanying adrenaline, is energizing. It heightens our awareness and motivation. Too little anxiety-- we’re just blah. Too much-- we’re in fight, flight, or freeze mode." ADAA member Stephanie Kriesberg, PsyD authors this blog post on tips to manage anxiety.