ADAA is delighted to share member blog posts on various innovative and current research and practice issues. You can search our blog posts (see search option to the right of this page) by keyword or by population. The most recent blog posts are those that appear at the top of the page. As each blog post is also comment enabled, we invite you to share your thoughts to further the conversation. We encourage our members and the broader professional community to read and share these informative posts with colleagues. ADAA also invites members interested in submitting a blog post to contact us. Blog posts need to include a title, be no more than 500 words in length, and accompanied by a head shot and a 2-3 sentence biography. Blog posts will be posted here and shared through Insights - ADAA’s weekly member email newsletter and through social media. ADAA members are also encouraged to submit blog posts (the same submission criteria applies) that are consumer focused. These will be posted on the consumer blog post page of the ADAA website and shared via social media and through Triumph, our monthly consumer email newsletter.

by Dahyeon Kim

In interacting with neighbors, friends, and clients, it is often clear that generalizing a group of people as possessing an undesirable trait (e.g., stupidity, laziness, manipulativeness) is harmful. But what about a desirable trait?

by Mark A. Smith, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc

This blog post is presented by the ADAA 2020 Conference Gold Sponsor VistaGen Therapeutics.

by Deborah Roth Ledley, PhD

When a baby arrives, gifts are most often given to the new little bundle of joy rather than to the new parents.  Parents might find their homes heaped with adorable onesies, brightly colored chew toys, and board book editions of childhood favorites.  What do new parents need?

by Patrick McGrath, PhD

My newest way to explain OCD to a patient and family.

by Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT

ADAA Past President Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT has been volunteering in Bhutan with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO).

by Lana Ruvolo Grasser, BSc

Prior to joining the Stress, Trauma and Anxiety Research Clinic (STARC) at Wayne State University (WSU), I did not know much about the refugee community, aside from what was publicized as a political point of contention during the 2016 election. I now see it as the crisis that it truly is.

by Kimberly Morrow, LCSW

I presented a complex case recently at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America that challenged my clinical skills, but more importantly, deeply affected the quality of life of the person I was treating.

by Krystal Lewis, PhD

You may already feel overwhelmed by reading the title of this blog! How do I keep up with the changing trends and use social media effectively to promote myself?

by Beth Salcedo, MD, ADAA Board President

ADAA’s 2019 Annual Conference quickly approaches!  The conference tagline “Transcending Cultural, Racial and Socioeconomic Barriers” was a call to action for presenters. We asked and you delivered.

In this blog post we will provide a description of Problematic Internet Use, describe screening measures existing in the field and key unanswered questions, provide clinical patients examples, introduce COST project, suggest a design of an upcoming