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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Twitter Chat » National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day 2018
24 Jan 2019, 5:00 am
NIDA hosts its annual National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day on January 24, 2018.

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Changing the Landscape of Mental Health Services for the 21st Century
18 Dec 2018, 5:00 am
On December 18, 2018, Dr. Margarita Alegría will describe the need for a paradigmatic shift in how mental health services are delivered and by whom, to be ready for the 21st Century.

Science News » Studies Support Use of Team-Based Care for Early Psychosis
11 Dec 2018, 5:00 am
Two recent studies add to the evidence that team-based early intervention services are feasible in real-world health care settings and result in improved outcomes for patients.

Scientific Meeting » Treatment-Resistant Depression & the Neurobiology of Suicide
6 Dec 2018, 5:00 am
Join experts from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a workshop on treatment-resistant depression and the neurobiology of suicide.

Science News » Hyperconnectivity in a brain circuit may predict psychosis
4 Dec 2018, 5:00 am
Research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health has shown that a shorter therapy (written exposure therapy) may be just as effective as lengthier first-line treatments for PTSD.

Looking for Love at the Toy Store
12 Dec 2018, 6:38 am
When your children look back, will they describe a parent who communicated the spirit of the season with laughter, warm embraces, gracious patience, joyful presence?

Can You Feel More Alive At Work?
12 Dec 2018, 6:28 am
Do you bounce into work Monday morning? Are you full of energy, enthusiasm, and ideas for the week ahead?

Sinkholes, Rotting Houses, Ghost Towns and Psychology
12 Dec 2018, 3:51 am
Sinkholes, rotting old houses, and ghost towns are often in the news. What’s their appeal? What do they say about psychology? Is it something to do with schadenfreude?

3 Surprising Ways Hugging Benefits Your Well-Being
12 Dec 2018, 3:38 am
Embracing someone can go a long way to boost both your mental and physical health

The Uncertainty of What Comes Next
12 Dec 2018, 3:20 am
Worry about what's to come is natural. Yet, anxiety can intensify to the point that it paralyzes. Having the tools to keep it at a manageable level helps a person remain peaceful.

The science of training III: Supervision, competency, and internship training.
8 Nov 2018, 5:00 am
In this third installment of our review on the science of training, we examine empirical articles associated with two pan-training areas, supervision and competency, before considering the capstone predoctoral training experience of internship. Critical issues considered include supervision effectiv

The science of training I: Admissions, curriculum, and research training.
8 Nov 2018, 5:00 am
Though still young in its development, a foundation of research is emerging regarding admissions, curriculum, and research training in psychology. It is unclear, however, the degree to which this foundation informs the actions of psychology educators and training programs. We review the emerging evi

Evidence-based training: The time has come.
8 Nov 2018, 5:00 am
Any psychologist in the course of his or her professional career will affect thousands of lives. It stands to reason then that the training of psychologists is, in its own way, a systems-level intervention with tremendous social impact. In the ideal world, training, like other interventions, would b