Therapists & Researchers

Recipients of the Travel Awards

These awards are given to help early career professionals with a research interest in anxiety  disorders and depression such as basic and clinical neurobiology and psychopharmacology, clinical psychology, genetics, neuroimaging, epidemiology, and public health, as well as other areas.

The awards also familiarize and engage aspiring professionals with the membership and work of the association.

Congratulations to the winners:

Anxiety and Cardiovascular Health

Carl "Chip" J. Lavie, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention
Director, Stress Testing Laboratory
John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute
Ochsner Clinical School – The University of Queensland School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dr. Lavie, who practices cardiology and internal medicine, discusses the link between anxiety and other psychological stress for patients with cardiovascular disease.


Clinician Trainee Awards

The Clinician Trainee Award offers an interactive learning experience to post-degree clinician trainees who have excelled in their performance in a clinical training setting. ADAA will give up to four awards, providing trainees the opportunity to attend the annual conference, meet with a senior clinician mentor there, and become involved with the organization.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2015

Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace

Having an anxiety disorder can make a major impact in the workplace. People may turn down a promotion or other opportunity because it involves travel or public speaking; make excuses to get out of office parties, staff lunches, and other events or meetings with coworkers; or be unable to meet deadlines.

New Study Confirms Social Anxiety Disorder Is Not Simply Shyness


Authors of a new study have found that social anxiety disorder is not just medicalized shyness. Of those youth with the disorder, only a fraction consider themselves shy, and they are not more likely to be getting treatment compared to their peers, questioning the perception that they are receiving unnecessary medications. See Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Anxiety Disorders

Melissa Hunt, PhD
Associate Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Behavioral and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Hunt discusses why many people with panic, agoraphobia, or social anxiety disorder also have IBS.


Videos Offer Help and Hope for Living with OCD


People often jokingly point to odd habits or tidiness as signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. But the truth is OCD is a very real disorder that affects more than 2 million Americans, and there is a big difference between maintaining a morning routine or keeping a clean home and living with the disorder.

Podcast for Anxious Parents


Dr. Karen Cassiday offers help for overprotective anxious parents who often sabotage their children's self-esteem and self-confidence, but believe they are fostering a more caring relationship.

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Dr. Reid Wilson: Great Value of the ADAA Annual Conference

Dr. Reid Wilson, PhD, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina, shares why the ADAA Annual Conference is so valuable for continuing your skills and training.

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Dr. Karen Cassiday's Favorite Conference

Find out why psychologist Dr. Karen Cassiday, Director of the Anxiety & Agoraphobia Treatment Center, Ltd., in Northbrook, Illinois, has been participating in the ADAA Annual Conference for more than 20 years.



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