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 » 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

Scientific Meeting » IACC Full Committee Meeting
24 Jul 2019, 4:00 am
On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will meet to discuss business, agency updates, and issues related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and services activities.

Scientific Meeting » Addressing the Housing Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum
23 Jul 2019, 4:00 am
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Working Group will host a workshop to discuss housing needs of people on the autism spectrum.

Scientific Meeting » ALACRITY Center Directors’ Meeting
16 Jul 2019, 4:00 am
This meeting is intended for ALACRITY Center/Core Directors and investigators conducting or interested in conducting intervention or mental health services research.

Science News » NIMH Grantees Named Recipients of Prestigious Presidential Award
9 Jul 2019, 4:00 am
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) congratulates NIMH grantees who received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

A Look in the Mirror Neuron: Empathy and Addiction
17 Jul 2019, 3:57 pm
When you mirror the behavior of others it helps them connect to you more intimately. So what does that have to do with compulsion?

What New Research Is Telling Us About Treating BFRBs
17 Jul 2019, 3:46 pm
Why don’t the same treatments for BFRBs yield the same results in all patients? The answer may lie deep inside our bodies.

Altered States and Other Species
17 Jul 2019, 3:40 pm
Because other species do not have our communicative skills it is easy to assume they lack an interior mental life. That may be a mistake.

Are We Doing Enough to Help Obese Children?
17 Jul 2019, 3:30 pm
Growing into adolescence is supposed to be the best time of your life. Being overweight often prevents this age of discovery and happiness.

Why Fair Treatment Is Such a Critical Leadership Practice
17 Jul 2019, 3:16 pm
Why fairness is so important in the workplace.

Master’s level providers in health service psychology: An idea that has come and passed, and now must come again.
6 May 2019, 4:00 am
High rates of mental disorders persist globally, resulting in substantial burden for individuals, their families, and society. Although health service psychology (HSP) has much to contribute to the effort to reduce the burden of mental disorders, doctoral-level HSP providers are unlikely to meet the

Master’s level accreditation in health services psychology: A primer to the special section with commentary.
6 May 2019, 4:00 am
This introduction to the special section on accreditation of master’s programs in health service psychology (HSP) describes the driving forces, within and beyond the discipline of psychology, that have contributed to recent developments pertaining to accreditation of HSP master’s program

Accreditation of master’s programs in health service psychology.
6 May 2019, 4:00 am
In 2018, after nearly 70 years of debate about the education and training and scope of practice of individuals with master’s degrees in health service psychology (HSP; i.e., clinical, counseling, school) the American Psychological Association (APA) agreed to pursue accreditation of master&rsqu