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Venable Grant Awarded to ADAA

VEN-Foundation_Logo_RGB_slider.jpgADAA is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a 2018 grant from the Venable Foundation. The Venable Foundation works to promote the health and well-being of the community by supporting a wide range of civic, cultural and charitable endeavors as well as public interest law and legal education. Read the full press release.

KidGuard Grant Awarded to ADAA

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a 2018 Nonprofit grant from KidGuard.

Over the last several years, rates of childhood depression have continued to rise. Yet, information and awareness about childhood depression has not kept pace with this alarming trend. With increased exposure to social media, children are at greater risk of experiencing cyber-bullying and negative situations that can increase their anxiety, put them at risk for depression and in more severe cases, suicide. Funding from the KidGuard grant will help ADAA enhance our current educational content and mental health resources for children and teens. These resources include consumer webinars, child-friendly infographics, blog posts and educational videos covering topics such as childhood depression and anxiety, how to identify symptoms and where to find effective and suitable treatment options. Read the full press release

#ADAA2019 Conference - Press Release

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ADAA Statement on PTSD, Panic, and Sexual Assault

Statement Logo large_0.pngAs clinicians, scientists, and professors who are experts in the fields of anxiety, depression,
and trauma, the recent media coverage of trauma and sexual assault have moved us to
comment, not on the particulars discussed, but on the potential impact on the patients to
whom we have committed our careers to help. Read the full statement.

ADAA Statement on the Tragic Losses of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain

Statement Logo large_0.pngThis week we have lost Kate Spade and now Anthony Bourdain to suicide. The Board of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) offers our condolences to their families and to those touched by the lives of these two celebrated Americans.
Unfortunately, they are not alone. There will be 45,000 other deaths by suicide in this country within the year. One million worldwide. And that number, sadly, is growing. The CDC just released the results of a study this week showing that in a majority of US states, suicide has risen by almost 30% from 1999 to 2016. About half of those had a known mental health issue that was a likely contributor. Read more.

ADAA Welcomes Luana Marques, PhD as President-Elect

LuanaMarques56_3_1.jpgADAA is pleased to announce that Luana Marques, PhD has been elected President-Elect of the ADAA Board of Directors and will assume the Board Presidency in January of 2020. Dr. Marques has been an active member of ADAA since 2008 and has served on the board since 2016. Dr. Marques is an ADAA Clinical Fellow, serves as the board liaison to the ADAA Annual Conference Committee, the Professional Education Committee, the PTSD Special Interest Group and the Multicultural Advances Special Interest Group. Read more. 

ADAA Has Been Nominated for the 2018 Change Maker Award! - March 9, 2018

The winner will be decided as a result of online voting which is open through March 23. We would really appreciate your support for us by voting for us today and spreading the word! Please note: one vote per email address per day may be entered. Read the full press release.

#ADAA2018 Conference Press Release - February 15, 2018

Depressive disorders affect close to 19 million American adults. More than 50 percent of people diagnosed with depression are also co-diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Coexisting anxiety and depression account for the most disabling mental health disorders in the United States. Read the full press release.

A Message from the ADAA Board - Year-End Reflections: Growth, Engagement and Impact - January 10, 2018

ADAA 2017 Year in Review Cropped_0.png2017 has been a very busy year for ADAA! The San Francisco Annual Conference in April was a very successful highlight. With a record number of attendees (over 1,300) from across the United States and around the world attending more than 170 innovative sessions, listening to engaging keynotes and participating in special symposia, ADAA shone an important spotlight on behavioral medicine and its application to anxiety and depressive disorders. The 2018 Annual Conference will be held in DC this coming April and will focus on treatment-resistant anxiety and depression: challenges and opportunities. We look forward to another engaging 4 days of learning, sharing and connecting. ADAA is delighted to be offering conference attendees audio recordings of selected conference sessions (over 30 hours of programming, including up to 9 hours of CE). This is a great opportunity for attendees to enjoy enduring conference materials by offering the option to listen to sessions they might not have had time to attend live or to revisit their favorite sessions again, including Master Clinician sessions. Read the full statement.

ADAA Welcomes Beth Salcedo, MD as New Board President - January 3, 2018

Dr. Salcedo succeeds Karen L. Cassiday, PhD, who served as ADAA BOD President from 2015-2017. Dr. Cassiday will now serve as Immediate Past Board Chair.

Dr. Salcedo has been an active member of ADAA since 2004, serving on the Executive Council as President Elect since 2016. Dr. Salcedo is an ADAA Clinical Fellow and co-chairs ADAA's Women's Special Interest Group. She is a psychiatrist with expertise in diagnostic assessment and psychopharmacologic management of anxiety and mood disorders in adults. Dr. Salcedo has been the medical director of The Ross Center since 2002, and has been with the center since 1997. She has also served as Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington University College of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Salcedo has been named in Washingtonian magazine's "Top Doctors" consistently since 2010. Read more. 

Hope and Grace Fund Grant Awarded to ADAA - October 29, 2017

Through this new project, ADAA will form a Women’s Special Interest Group to design women-focused programming for mental health professionals. It will also develop programming for its 2018 annual conference that focuses on evidence-based gender research and treatment options for women. Finally, ADAA will 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. This project will educate at least 100 clinical researchers and clinicians on female-focused mental health research and treatment trends, while also disseminating educational information about mental health to more than a million women of all ages. Through this initiative, ADAA will reduce the stigma of mental illness, connect women to specialized treatment, and foster dialogue between women’s mental health researchers, clinicians, patients, and the public at large. Read the full press release.