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 » Mental Health Services Research Conference (MHSR) 2018
1 Aug 2018, 4:00 am
NIMH’s Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch hosts the 24th NIMH Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) Conference.

Science News » Delay in HIV Treatment Associated with Brain Atrophy
13 Jun 2018, 4:00 am
People infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, display reductions in brain volume compared with people who are not infected with HIV, but now an NIMH-funded study has shed light on the course of this deterioration and shows that antiretroviral treatment started in the first few

Science News » Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference
11 Jun 2018, 4:00 am
The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have brought the topic of suicide into everyday conversations. It’s important to know some facts and to know what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm.

Science News » Bigger Human Brain Prioritizes Thinking Hub – at a Cost
31 May 2018, 4:00 am
Scientists have discovered that bigger human brains are organized differently than smaller ones.

Science News » Inherited Variations in Noncoding Sections of DNA Associated with Autism
30 May 2018, 4:00 am
A new study has identified an association between paternally-inherited rare structural variants in noncoding segments of genes and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study adds to a growing body of research describing genetic contributors to ASD.

In Defense of Alone Time
19 Jun 2018, 3:54 am
Do you fear alone time? It may be just the thing you need.

Dogs and Humans Have Similar Social and Emotional Brains
19 Jun 2018, 1:52 am
Humans and dogs share similar social behavior and emotions, but are likely to misunderstand each other because they speak different languages. It's up to us to bridge that gap.

APA Urges Trump to Change Immigration Policy
18 Jun 2018, 11:39 pm
A major organization representing psychologists is highlighting the psychological danger of family separation.

Jordan Peterson: Unstoic about Women
18 Jun 2018, 11:22 pm
To insist that there is a crisis among men today and that the solution is that women have more "courageous faith" in men is a full reversal of the Stoic notion of ethics.

Empathic People Use Social Brain Circuitry to Process Music
18 Jun 2018, 10:36 pm
"High-empathy" people—who deeply grasp the joy and pain of others—process music using different brain areas than "low-empathy" people, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study.

Postdoctoral training in health service psychology: Introduction to the special section.
17 May 2018, 4:00 am
Postdoctoral training in health service psychology has changed substantially in the past decade. The articles in this special section speak to important questions regarding the purpose and function of advanced training in this field. The intersection of a number of trends, including increased specia

Postdoctoral training in health service psychology: Current perspectives in an evolving profession.
17 May 2018, 4:00 am
Postdoctoral training in health service psychology has evolved significantly in the past 70 years as a reflection of our field’s development. This article presents a contemporary perspective on postdoctoral training; its purpose in the sequence of training is conceptualized as advanced compete

Psychology doctoral students perceptions of peers’ problems of professional competency.
7 Dec 2017, 5:00 am
Doctoral students in American Psychological Association (APA) accredited programs (clinical psychology PhD, counseling psychology PhD, and clinical psychology PsyD; n = 939) were asked to evaluate their knowledge of peers who displayed problems of professional competency (PPC) and the impact of thes