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Blog post 11.15.2022

Hadassah Foundation Cameroon: The Journey

As the Executive Director of ADAA, I am always thrilled when we realize our work is making a difference and that we are reaching farther and wider. So, when the Hadassah Foundation, a mental health organization in Cameroon, contacted ADAA with a request to access our free member-created, publicly available, evidence-based resources, we not only acquiesced, we collaborated.  
Article 06.04.2021


Most people who endure traumatic experiences are able to recover and do not sustain longstanding impact. An individual’s response to trauma is based on many different factors including their biology, the proximity to and severity of the trauma, the context in which the trauma occurred and the personal meaning of the experience.
Page 03.04.2020


For many in our public community the COVID pandemic is still triggering increased anxiety. Find helpful tips and strategies from our ADAA mental health professionals.
Article 02.13.2019

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)

According to the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors, the term body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) represents a group of related disorders including hair pulling, skin picking, and nail-biting.
Article 07.27.2018

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common and chronic disorder that manifests as uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that one continuously repeats.
Blog post 06.15.2018

My Suicide Notes

As a clinical psychologist, I probably think about suicide more often and in different ways than most. I’ve read the research. I’ve been trained to ask the hard questions. I am all too familiar with the frustrating gaps in our knowledge base: what causes it, who is at risk, how do we prevent it?

Article 02.16.2015

Residential Treatment Centers

A residential treatment center (RTC), sometimes called a rehab, is a live-in health care facility providing therapy for substance abuse, mental illness, or other behavioral problems.  Please note that there are very few in-patient residential treatment center

Page 11.13.2009

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). People who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) think about their real or perceived flaws for hours each day. They can't control their negative thoughts and don't believe people who tell them that they look fine.
Article 10.27.2009

Children and Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders in children are treatable, and they can be treated by a wide range of mental health professionals who have training in scientifically proven treatments.
Article 10.27.2009

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function.
Personal Story 04.01.2024

Dreaming Beyond My OCD

I was diagnosed early with my first mental health disorder – ADHD – at the age of 12. Six years later I received a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. And at 34, OCD. This was the most challenging, both in terms of the symptoms and the treatment.