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Exercise Helps Mood, Anxiety, and Depression


Read ADAA experts' blog posts: Two psychologists address how exercise can improve mood and other mental and physical health problems: Exercise and Mood...Less stress, less anxiety, less depression.

June is PTSD Awareness Month


This month is dedicated to raising PTSD awareness: Find out more. Read about PTSD symptoms and treatment.

Mental Ills Top Reason U.S. Troops Now Hospitalized


Substance abuse, mood, anxiety, and adjustment disorders accounted for the most hospitalizations of U.S. active-duty troops for illness and injury in 2011.

New Podcast: Problem-Solving With Anxious Children and Their Families


May is Mental Health Month: Dr. Katharina Manassis describes the technique of problem-solving with anxious children, including how parents, teachers, and others are involved.

New Name, Expanded Mission for ADAA


ADAA is proud to announce its new name and mission: Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Our mission is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.
Read the full announcement.

Comment on DSM-5 Draft Criteria Through June 15


Listen to a podcast on changes to the DSM-5. Your feedback is wanted on proposed criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Visit to review and comment through June 15.

New Podcast: Children With Trichotillomania, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome


Dr. Martin Franklin discusses treatment for children with trichotillomania, Tourette Syndrome, and other body-focused repetitive disorders and their relationship to anxiety disorders.

National Stress Øut Day 2012


Pre-finals stress-management tips for college students. Activities take place on campuses nationwide April 15 – 21.

New Podcast: Stomachaches and Anxiety in Children


Find out the connection between stomach pains in some children and their connection to anxiety disorders, according to clinical psychologist Caroline Elder Danda, PhD.

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