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 Michael E. Thase

Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is the most extensively studied form of psychotherapy for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).(1,2) Meta-analyses of controlled trials have established that, across 12-16 weeks, the efficacy of CBT is comparable to antidepressant medication,(3-5) with a lower risk of

by Claire Mysko

Depression is not simply feeling sad, anxiety doesn’t just mean worrying a lot, and eating disorders are not as simple as eating too much or too little. And living with two or more of these disorders simultaneously can be a lonely, underrepresented experience.

by Paul Holtzheimer, MD

Focal brain stimulation techniques are potentially powerful tools for the investigation and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. These approaches include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and deep brain stimulation among others.

by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD

clinicalfellows.jpgWe have all felt afraid.  Fear makes some feel unique, alone, embarrassed, or ashamed, while others may become angry, defensive, or hostile.  Socially, group experiences of

by Susan K. Gurley, ADAA Executive Director

With more than 18 million annual website visitors seeking information and resources on anxiety, depression, and related disorders, ADAA’s website has become a critical platform for help and support.

by Karen Levine, Ph.D.

Humor is a useful tool that can be readily used together with gradual exposure / CBT in treating children’s phobias.  By “humor” I mean playfulness used by the adult, collaboratively with the child, in an individualized manner that the child finds funny, and that is consistent with the c

by Kimberly Morrow, LCSW

Elizabeth Spencer and I just finished giving an ADAA continuing education webinar called, The Magic of CBT for Anxiety and Depression. We have found, from our workshops, that many master level clinicians have never learned the foundations of cognitive behavioral therapy.

by Peter Yellowlees, MD

Psychiatrists have been using videoconferencing for psychiatric consultations for almost sixty years.