The Women’s Anxiety and Depression SIG creates a place for clinicians and researchers to discuss, debate, and address issues relevant to the understanding and treatment of women suffering from anxiety and depression and related disorders. The SIG develops specific education presentations at the ADAA annual conference, such as workshops, roundtables, and poster sessions to increase the understanding and overall awareness of how the treatment of women suffering from anxiety and depression may be different than others in the population. The SIG will also create women-focused webinars and outreach to educate the public about mental health treatment options for women and to decrease the stigma of mental illness.
The SIG will also encourage young researchers to become involved in evidence-based gender research and treatment options for women.
If you're interested in joining, please contact Helen Heymann, ADAA Senior Education Program Manager for more information.
- Karen Cassiday, PhD