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Anxiety Disorders Association of America
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.
ADAA advocates for improving the lives of millions of people:
Promotes professional and public awareness of anxiety and related disorders and their impact on people's lives.
Encourages the advancement of scientific knowledge about causes and treatment of anxiety and related disorders.
Links people who need treatment with the health care professionals who provide it.
Helps people find appropriate treatment and develop self-help skills.
Works to reduce the stigma surrounding anxiety and related disorders.Please visit www.adaa.org.
OCD in Adults
Dr. Elspeth Bell, a licensed psychologist at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, speaks on behalf of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. She talks about OCD in adults. The essential features of adult OCD are recurrent, unwanted obsessions or compulsions that are severe enough to be time consuming; that is, they take more than one hour a day — or they cause marked distress or significant impairment in your daily life.
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