Cul♦ture | \kəl-chər\ | noun
The totality of all the individual artifacts, behaviors, and mental concepts transmitted among the members of society by learning; what remains of a man's past working on his present to shape his future.¹    

¹Campbell, M.D., Robert J. (1996)  Psychiatric Dictionary: Seventh Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

New Report Shows Increase in ADHD Diagnosis among Girls, Hispanic Children
By: Brittney Dunkins 


Diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD—the most-diagnosed mental disorder among U.S. children—continues to rise, according to a report published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.


ADHD diagnosis among U.S. children ages 5 to 17 increased 43 percent between 2003 and 2011, according to the report, “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Parent-reported Diagnosis of ADHD.”



The jump equates to 5.8 million—or nearly 1 in 10—children and young adults in the United States with ADHD.

Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation

Narrated by Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier
Animation by Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne)
Animation assistant: Kim Alexander


Practicing mindfulness is one of the single most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing. Want to give it a try? Visit for guided meditations and other mindfulness-building activities designed by experts.




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Placebo Workshop: Translational Research Domains and Key Questions
11 Jul 2024, 12:00 pm
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a virtual workshop on the placebo effect. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together experts in neurobiology, clinical trials, and regulatory science to examine placebo effects in drug, device, and psychosocial interventions for mental

Collaborative Care Could Help Reduce Disparities in Mental Health Treatment
2 Jul 2024, 12:00 pm
In an NIMH-funded study, a comprehensive collaborative care intervention significantly reduced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among trauma patients from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Technical Assistance Webinar: Streamlining Mental Health Interventions for Youth Living with HIV in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
28 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
This workshop convened researchers and federal officials to review the state of the science for neurofeedback intervention development for mental disorders, with an emphasis on real time fMRI approaches.

Technical Assistance Webinar: Streamlining Mental Health Interventions for Youth Living with HIV in Low-and Middle-Income Countries
28 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
A technical assistance webinar was held for prospective applicants of the following Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Streamlining Mental Health Interventions for Youth Living with HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (R01 Clinical Trial Optional).

Understanding the Availability of Mental Telehealth Services
26 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
In an NIMH-funded study, researchers examine the availability and structure of mental telehealth services.

Why I'm Grateful for My Devices
16 Jul 2024, 2:53 am
Personal Perspective: Two psychologists gifted me control over my at-home treatment, releasing me from dependence on appointments, approval, and prescription renewals.

Understanding Women’s Sexual Desire and Arousal
16 Jul 2024, 12:59 am
Women have been told how to behave, dress, think, and have sex. Learn what research shows women report is most beneficial for their sexual experience.

5 Warning Signs That Your Boss Is Becoming Toxic
16 Jul 2024, 12:34 am
The difference between good and bad leadership.

Fear Disguised as Friendliness: The Fawn Response in Pets
16 Jul 2024, 12:03 am
Many pet owners mistake "fawning" behavior for excitement or poor manners. However, this reaction may actually be a fear response.

How to Wire Your Brain for Instant Inspiration
15 Jul 2024, 11:37 pm
There’s a science to creativity. You can train your brain to think more creatively by activating three key neural networks with tasks you can do from home every day.

Effects of training on multicultural case conceptualization skills.
18 Mar 2024, 12:00 am
The infusion of multicultural factors into all aspects of training, research, and service is an expected competency for professionals in health service psychology. This includes skills in multicultural case conceptualization, the basis upon which diagnoses, and treatment interventions are selected.

Current training practices and training gaps in clinical child and adolescent psychology: Implications for training guidelines.
7 Mar 2024, 12:00 am
This study aimed to inform training guidelines for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (CCAP) by assessing current CCAP training practices and perceived gaps in trainee readiness at each stage of training. Training directors (TDs) of doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral programs offering trai

A graduate training protocol to provide evidence-based treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders in rural correctional facilities: Process and lessons learned.
25 Jan 2024, 12:00 am
The majority of those incarcerated in the United States meet criteria for a substance use disorder (SUD), the presence of which is associated with recidivism, among other negative outcomes. Treatment of SUD within corrections is limited and complicated by a substantial incidence of co-occurring ment