Healthcare: Better Treatments for Depression

With millions worldwide suffering from a wide range of mental health issues, ADAA is promoting research and innovation to find new treatments and, ultimately, cures.

Healthcare • Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Millions of people around the world suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and related mental health conditions. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America is on a mission to find new treatments to improve their quality of life and, one day, to prevent and cure these disorders.

“Our membership includes a wide spectrum of people who are either working on the front lines, in terms of providing therapy and treatment, or working behind the scenes to find the next important development in the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression,” says Deputy Executive Director Lise Bram.

ADAA promotes scientific innovation, helps translate research into practice, and encourages new treatments and best practices to be implemented across disciplines. Free ADAA resources help people when they need support, including webinars, podcasts, peer-to-peer communities, and a “find a therapist” directory.

The atmosphere of 2020 has only increased the need.

“Anything that happens in the world that is stressful or concerning is even more so for those experiencing anxiety disorders and depression,” Bram says. “ADAA is in this unique position to be able to share what’s going on in the research world and in the treatment world in real time with the public who is eager to find out: What are the available evidence-based options to help with my anxiety or depression?”

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Allison Torres Burtka

By Allison Torres Burtka

Allison Torres Burtka, a longtime association journalist, is a freelance writer and editor in West Bloomfield, Michigan. MORE

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