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Anxiety Disorders Association of America

  The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is the only U.S. nonprofit organization solely dedicated to increasing awareness and improving the diagnosis, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders.

One in six adults suffers from an anxiety disorder[1], and anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in adults and children. ADAA offers free educational information and resources about anxiety disorders, local treatment providers, self-help groups, self-tests, clinical trials, and more. ADAA promotes the message that anxiety disorders are real, serious, and treatable.


Founded in 1980 as the Phobia Society of America by a diverse group of clinicians and patients, ADAA changed its name 10 years later to better reflect the distinct anxiety disorders that more sophisticated research had identified. The organization continues to serve clinicians, researchers and consumers from its Silver Spring, Md., headquarters by funding cutting-edge scientific research through grants and awards and by promoting awareness to remind Americans that anxiety disorders are real and treatable.

ADAA is guided by a board of directors, scientific advisory board, and clinical advisory board and is supported through donations. The association also holds an annual conference and publishes self-help books and informational brochures that are available exclusively through its website.


  1. ^ National Institute of Mental Health
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