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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Outreach Meeting » NIMH Instagram Event: Back to School — Coping with the Pandemic and Re-Entry Stress
24 Aug 2021, 4:00 am
Live on Instagram, Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, will discuss causes or triggers of stress and share coping techniques to help reduce anxiety and improve the transition back to school.

Scientific Meeting » Navigating a Neuroscience Career for Scientists of Color
5 Aug 2021, 4:00 am
On August 5, 2021, NIMH will host a webinar on navigating a neuroscience career for scientists of color with a rising star in neuroscience, Dr. Damien Fair. Dr. Fair is currently a founding co-director of the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain and professor in the Department of Pediatrics at

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Workshop on Naturalistic Stimuli and Individual Differences
2 Aug 2021, 4:00 am
NIMH’s Center for Multimodal Neuroimaging is conducting a pre-recorded virtual workshop on naturalistic stimuli and individual differences.

Scientific Meeting » NIMH James Jackson Memorial Award Lecture: “Black Mental Health, Mentoring, and Health Equity: A Love Supreme”
28 Jul 2021, 4:00 pm
On July 28, 2021, NIMH will host the James Jackson Memorial Award lecture with the inaugural award winner, Dr. Enrique W. Neblett, Jr. Dr. Neblett will discuss how his current research, mentoring, and community engagement advances the fields of mental health disparities and minority mental health.

Video » Mental Health Minute: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
23 Jul 2021, 4:00 am
Got 60 seconds? Take a mental health minute to learn about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.

The Surprising Psychology of Innovation
27 Jul 2021, 4:20 am
Creativity and problem solving are much less important than another unexpected psychological attribute.

Happiness Requires Practice
27 Jul 2021, 12:20 am
Do you want to feel happier? Practicing some specific skills to shift your perspective can help.

Co-Parenting With a Narcissist: The Impossible Dream
27 Jul 2021, 12:10 am
Co-parenting with a narcissist or someone with strong narcissistic traits can be an exercise in futility that ends in nothing but frustration. How can you improve the situation?

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
26 Jul 2021, 11:56 pm
Did you know lower back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide? One of the most common causes is degenerative discs.

The Myth of Closure
26 Jul 2021, 11:26 pm
One month ago, 97 people died when a building collapsed in Surfside, Florida. Already, the clamoring for closure has begun. Except, grief doesn't work that way.

Training future psychologists to be competent in self-care: A systematic review.
30 Jul 2020, 12:00 am
This systematic review explored ways in which doctoral-level clinical and counseling psychology graduate students are trained to build competency in self-care. The study aimed to examine which research methodologies have been utilized to examine self-care training, techniques and content of self-car

Left wanting: Desired but unaccessed resources among health service psychology trainees with disabilities.
4 Jun 2020, 12:00 am
Given our knowledge of the underrepresentation of people with disabilities in psychology and the barriers that they face, we aimed to identify disability-related resources that psychology trainees and psychologists with disabilities desired, but did not access, during their education and training. I

Comparing burnout between graduate-level and professional clinicians.
21 May 2020, 12:00 am
Burnout is a process that can lead to lower quality patient care and poorer treatment outcomes. Burnout is also prevalent among mental health clinicians. Accurate assessment of the prevalence of graduate student burnout, in comparison to licensed clinician burnout, should aid in understanding develo