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 » NIMH Livestream Event: Suicide Prevention Strategies
23 Sep 2020, 4:00 am
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH will host a livestream event on September 23, 2020, from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET, to discuss the latest in suicide prevention research, including ways to identify risk, and effective prevention strategies.

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Genes to Biology: Integrative Systematic Approaches for Revealing Biological Functions of Psychiatric Risk Genes and Alleles
22 Sep 2020, 4:00 am
The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate discussions among experts to identify systematic experimental approaches to gain comprehensive insights into psychiatric disease mechanisms based on human genetic findings.

Scientific Meeting » Report Out Session of the HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities Workshop
18 Sep 2020, 4:00 am
Hear about the recent meetings of workgroups convened by NIH to focus on ways to advance HIV prevention and treatment science through advances and opportunities in HIV-related stigma research.

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions
17 Sep 2020, 4:00 am
Suicide rates in older adults have risen more than 40% in the past 10 years and social disconnection is one of the primary risk factors. This virtual workshop will bring together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementatio

Blog Post » RDoC at Ten Years - Part 2: The Next Ten Years
11 Sep 2020, 4:00 am
In a previous message, Dr. Gordon discussed how the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework has changed the conversation in mental health research since its initiation in 2010. In this message, he looks forward to the next ten years of RDoC.

Eight Strategies for Securing Great Customer Service
18 Sep 2020, 6:34 am
The customer is always right… or not? Using emotional intelligence to optimize your consumer experience.

Can You Make Your Workplace More Human?
18 Sep 2020, 4:02 am
In this article we explore the simple steps you can take to help make your workplace more people-focused.

Leading a Peer Group for 10 Years
18 Sep 2020, 3:20 am
Lessons learned

The "Third Shift" is Burning Out Parents During the Pandemic
18 Sep 2020, 1:49 am
Parental burnout may be widespread during the pandemic, but it has the potential to seriously harm kids' development. Here's what helps.

Can Science Explain What Makes Robots Creepy?
18 Sep 2020, 1:27 am
New study reveals the brain's response to anthropomorphic robots. How the uncanny valley theory, a concept that emerged half a century ago, may impact the future of automation.

Collaboration, scaffolding, and successive approximations: A developmental science approach to training in clinical psychology.
16 Sep 2019, 4:00 am
As clinical psychology trainees, we have been encouraged to approach clinical work from a scientist perspective and research through the lens of what would be relevant and useful for applied clinicians. We have also been guided to assume a developmental approach, whereby both typical trajectories an

Clarifying supervision expectations: Construction of a clinical supervision contract as a didactic exercise for advanced graduate students.
16 Sep 2019, 4:00 am
The use of supervision contracts has been recognized as an important approach within clinical supervision. There are several potential benefits in using supervision contracts, such as establishing clear expectations and goals at the outset of a supervisory relationship. Despite potential benefits of

Forensic psychology postdoctoral training in the United States: How do programs meet national guidelines and standards?
15 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
The current paper reviews a sample of forensic psychology postdoctoral training programs in the United States during the 2016–2017 academic year. The authors conducted the initial multimethod data collection at the behest of their state legislature as part of an effort to advance state hospita