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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Scientific Meeting » New Perspectives on Cerebellar Function: Implications for Mental Health
18 Oct 2019, 4:00 am
This NIMH-sponsored symposium will bring together experts in basic and translational neuroscience to discuss the state of the field and identify opportunities to advance our understanding of how the cerebellum contributes to cognition, emotion, and social behavior in both healthy and psychiatric pop

Twitter Chat » NIMH Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Jane Pearson – Suicide Prevention
5 Sep 2019, 4:00 am
In observance of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Dr. Jane Pearson, chair of the Suicide Research Consortium in the Division of Services and Intervention Research at the National Institute of Mental Health, will answer questions from the public about the latest suicide prevention research in a Re

Blog Post » New Hope for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Guessing Right on Ketamine
13 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
In his latest message, Dr. Gordon discusses the role of NIMH and other researchers in the development of esketamine, an FDA-approved, rapid-acting medication that targets treatment-resistant depression.

Scientific Meeting » Webinar - Let’s Play Ball: How Sex and Gender Effects Influence Sports Involvement, Hippocampal Volume, and Depressive Symptoms in Children
31 Jul 2019, 4:00 am
Dr. Deanna Barch will describe how sports involvement interacted with sex to predict depressive symptoms, and also how sports involvement was positively correlated with hippocampal volume in both boys and girls. Moreover, these relationships held even when correcting for family income, maternal educ

Science News » NIMH Director’s Statement on Diversity
29 Jul 2019, 4:00 am
NIMH Director’s Statement on Diversity

Why victims of sexual trauma feel alone and isolated
18 Aug 2019, 5:13 am
Do you feel alone even when you're around other people? Do you think you should be able to snap out of it, but you just can't? There is logical explanation why.

The Toll of Pathological Narcissism on Loved Ones
18 Aug 2019, 4:11 am
Empirical research quantifies the impact of extreme self-absorption.

Foods that Have Antidepressant Effects
18 Aug 2019, 2:25 am
Are you curious about the effects of food choices on depressed mood? Recent research findings support that certain nutrients and foods have significant antidepressant effects.

Just a Number
17 Aug 2019, 11:14 pm
They say that age is just a number, so why does it matter so much? Maybe we would all age less, if we could think of ourselves as age-less.

How Long Does Parent-Child Estrangement Usually Last?
17 Aug 2019, 10:51 pm
There are essentially four factors that influence how long you're estranged from your adult son or daughter. Find out how to make the best of what you can control.

Supervisee perspectives on supervision processes: An introduction to the special issue.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
In this introduction to the special issue “Supervisee Perspectives on Supervision Processes,” we provide a theoretical grounding and overview the research context of the articles across the special issue. With respect to theory, the articles in this special issue are conceptualized as re

Student self-disclosure in clinical supervision.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
Determining how, when, and what information to self-disclose in therapy is a sophisticated skill that, like any clinical competency, should first be rehearsed in supervision. Information such as personal reactions to patients, fears associated with professional performance, or individual factors tha

Hello from the other side: Student of color perspectives in supervision.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
The demographic make-up of students in mental health-focused graduate programs continues to diversify, making it increasingly imperative for supervisors providing supervision to trainees to be able to do so in a multiculturally responsive manner. As two students who come from underrepresented backgr