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 Dr. Elisabetta Burchi and Dr. Eric Hollander

Introduction

by Jackie K Gollan, Ph.D. Northwestern University

Postpartum mood disorders are among the most common and debilitating mental health problems in the U.S. (1-2), with the capacity to interfere with maternal function, infant health (3-4), and maternal-infant bonds (5).

by Dr. Priscila Chacon, Dr. Alice de Mathis, Dr. Juliana Negreiros

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric illness that affects people worldwide.

by Susan K. Gurley, ADAA Executive Director

There are countless organizations that serve as a professional home for mental health researchers and practitioners. So what makes ADAA unique?

by Stefan G. Hofmann

1. What makes an application “wow” you? And the converse, what makes you want to stop reading an application on the spot? 

by Kevin Chapman

1) Certainly experience is a major factor in making a job application impressive. However, two factors that are particularly appealing are the applicant’s ability to convey eagerness to learn and genuinely communicating a desire to be involved in the prospective employer’s work.

by Elizabeth DuPont Spencer

Are you a newly trained CBT therapist, wondering how to start your first independent practice?  Perhaps you want to join an existing group of therapists, or you dream of renting an office and having your own practice.  When I talk to clinicians who are working towards having a practice -- from th

by Alison R. Alden & Julieanne Pojas

Kids and teens often react with anger to the prospect of facing their fears.

by Luana Marques, PhD

 On average, it takes 17 years for an evidence-based treatment to reach the community, and because of stigma, it may take an additional 10 years before a person suffering from mental illness actually receives treatment.

by Juliana Negreiros

The hypothesis that neurocognitive dysfunction may mediate obsessive and compulsive behaviour in OCD has challenged researchers to have a better understanding about brain-behaviour relationships that exist in this disorder.