Researchers have identified genes that increase the risk for depression, and this may lead to the development of new treatments. Finding these genes should also help clarify that depression is a brain disease and decrease stigma. The genetic data came from people who sent their saliva to 23andMe, a personal genomics company; participants consented to allow the company to use their information anonymously for research.
Dr. Darin Dougherty discusses new research in OCD: biological causes, medication and behavioral therapy, and DBS surgery, as well as the future of OCD treatment.
Join us on Monday, Aug. 1, 1 pm ET, for a chat with experts Dr. David Carbonell and Dr. Debra Kissen. @Got_Anxiety #ADAAChat #gotanxiety
Simon Rego, PsyD, ADAA board member, has a goal 2 run a marathon in under 4 hours on Oct. 2, 2016. He's dedicating his run 2 all those who suffer from anxiety and depression, 2 raise awareness of ADAA, and 2 raise funds 2 further our mission. Can u help? (Note from Dr. Rego: My use of  "4" and "2" and "u" in tribute to Prince.)  
Susan Gurley, who joined ADAA as Interim Executive Director in 2015, will stay on as our Executive Director. Her leadership experience in health and access-to-justice nonprofit associations, higher education administration, and international development is a great asset to our mission. Welcome, Susan!
The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R.2646) focuses on  improvements in psychiatric care for those most in need of services. The House has passed this bipartisan bill. Contact your senators to encourage them to do the same.
Learn how you can overcome insomnia: Attend our free webinar presented by Dr. Virginia Runko, a certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. Discover how insomnia is related to anxiety and depressive disorders, and how one specific type therapy is an effective treatment.
Find out how to ease your anxiety about mass shootings and other forms of terrorism in a special webinar with Dr. Debra Kissen.
ADAA deplores the mass shooting that took place in Orlando, Florida, on June 12. Our thoughts are with the survivors, family members, and other loved ones who have been affected by this deadly traumatic event, the worst mass shooting in American history.
See what this group of high school students did to show others how to help those with anxiety and depression. Their creativity and empathy know no bounds!