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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Intramural Research Programs (IRP) Webinar » Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Teens at Risk & Responding Effectively
15 Dec 2017, 5:00 am
Join experts for this live videocast about adolescent suicide prevention, which will include techniques for early detection and management of young people at risk.

Blog Post » On Being Ill
14 Dec 2017, 5:00 am
After an emergency room visit on Thanksgiving, Dr. Gordon reflects on treatments for injury vs. psychiatric conditions.

Science News » Leading Neuropsychopharmacology Organization Promotes NIMH Director to Fellow Status
8 Dec 2017, 5:00 am
Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director of NIMH, has been promoted to Fellow status by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology based on his scientific reputation, contributions to the College through committee work and involvement in the Annual Meeting program.

Scientific Meeting » RDoC Office Hours: December Session
8 Dec 2017, 5:00 am
The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) unit holds monthly virtual “office hours” via video conference. Discussion topics may include the basic principles of the initiative, general queries about designing and applying for grants based on RDoC ideas, and the role of RDoC within NIMH and

Scientific Meeting » Mental Health: Youth in Transition
6 Dec 2017, 5:00 am
For Mental Health Awareness Week, NIMH partnered with the Embassy of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to host a panel discussion about mental health challenges faced by youth—including indigenous peoples—during the transition to adulthood.

A Gameplan for Combating Oppression
18 Dec 2017, 9:32 pm
How work on race can inform efforts to combat class divisions.

What to do After a First Date if You Want a Second
18 Dec 2017, 9:31 pm
After a terrific first date, what should you do to ensure there is a second? Research shows that moving slowly enhances relational development and satisfaction.

The Angry Smile
18 Dec 2017, 9:15 pm
What happens when parents teach their children to say “yes” to the presence of anger and “no” to the expression of anger through aggressive or passive aggressive behaviors?

Why Did Diversity Become a Bad Word?
18 Dec 2017, 7:27 pm
Some people are uncomfortable with the term "diversity." But diversity has benefits for everyone.

Youth Say “Listen to Science” and Do the Kind Thing
18 Dec 2017, 7:19 pm
Youth feel climate science is clear and the response is to act. But what do we do? Social scientists say we can easily do these three things that go beyond changing a light bulb.

Student experiences of remediation in their graduate psychology programs.
18 Sep 2017, 4:00 am
Student competence problems, i.e., behaviors that cause a student or supervisee to fail to meet essential professional standards (Elman & Forrest, 2007), impact many graduate students in applied psychology programs. Students with competence problems are often placed on remediation plans to recti

Integrating psychobiography into professional psychology training: Rationale, benefits, and models.
14 Sep 2017, 4:00 am
Psychobiography has played a critical role in the history of psychology, yet training in psychobiographical methods is limited in professional psychology programs. The present article reviews the history of psychobiography and highlights the many benefits of incorporating psychobiography into the he

A structured approach to reflective practice training in a clinical practicum.
31 Aug 2017, 4:00 am
Reflective practice is considered to be the key component for achieving greater self-awareness, professional expertise, critical thinking, integration of theory-practice links, and enhanced patient care. While reflective practice is considered a key component in supervision in terms of skill develop