ADAA members receive a complimentary annual online subscription to Depression and Anxiety. With an impact factor of 5.004, this journal ranks 19 of 140 in psychiatry journals and 10 of 76 in psychology journals.

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Depression and Anxiety, the official online journal of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America welcomes original research and synthetic review articles covering neurobiology (genetics and neuroimaging), epidemiology, experimental psychopathology, and treatment (psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic) aspects of mood and anxiety disorders, and related phenomena in humans.

A priority is placed on papers focusing on treatment, as well as those providing cutting-edge reviews of key areas and issues, in order to enhance the clinical evaluation and care of individuals struggling with the effects of these disorders. All submissions are peer-reviewed; there is no handling or publishing fee.  Meet the Journal Editorial Board.

We invite you to read and share the following April 2017 Journal articles.

President's Letter

April 2017
Karen Lynn Cassiday

Posttraumatic stress disorder associated with unexpected death of a loved one: Cross-national findings from the world mental health surveys
Lukoye Atwoli, Dan J. Stein, Andrew King, Maria Petukhova, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Jordi Alonso, Evelyn J. Bromet, Giovanni de Girolamo, Koen Demyttenaere, Silvia Florescu, Josep Maria Haro, Elie G. Karam, Norito Kawakami, Sing Lee, Jean-Pierre Lepine, Fernando Navarro-Mateu, Siobhan O'Neill, Beth-Ellen Pennell, Marina Piazza, Jose Posada-Villa, Nancy A. Sampson, Margreet ten Have, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Ronald C. Kessler and on behalf of the WHO World Mental Health Survey Collaborators

Posttraumatic stress disorder after cancer diagnosis in adults: A meta-analysis
Samantha Swartzman, Josephine N. Booth, Alastair Munro and Fabio Sani

Moral injury in U.S. combat veterans: Results from the national health and resilience in veterans study
Blair E. Wisco, Brian P. Marx, Casey L. May, Brenda Martini, John H. Krystal, Steven M. Southwick and Robert H. Pietrzak

Acute stress disorder and the transition to post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: Prevalence, course, prognosis, diagnostic suitability, and risk markers
Richard Meiser-Stedman, Anna McKinnon, Clare Dixon, Adrian Boyle, Patrick Smith and Tim Dalgleish

Journal Articles in the News

A Common Medication Given to New Moms Has Been Linked to Postpartum Depression published in GoodHousekeeping (February 10, 2017). Covers "Association of peripartum synthetic oxytocin administration and depressive and anxiety disorders within the first postpartum year" study by Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers MS, Benjamin C. Nephew PhD, Jessica A. Babb PhD, Yurima Guilarte-Walker MS, Tiffany A. Moore Simas MD, MPH, MEd, Kristina M. Deligiannidis MD.


Please note: Three open-access journals, the Journal of Depression & Anxiety (OMICS); Anxiety and Depression Research (Herbert Publications); and Annals of Depression and Anxiety (Austin Publishing) are not affiliated with ADAA. These publishers require payment of a handling or submissions fee from authors; find information about these fees on their websites. These publications are not related to Depression and Anxiety, the official ADAA journal.