The Women’s Mental Health 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 a series of women-focused webinars and blog posts . In addition, the SIG will help educate the public about mental health treatment options for women to help 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. 

SIG Chair

  • Karen Cassiday, PhD - Co-Chair
  • Beth Salcedo, MD - Co-Chair