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 » HEAL Initiative Technical Assistance Webinar
17 Jan 2019, 5:00 am
This technical assistance webinar will provide an overview of the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) listed below, and address general questions from potential applicants about the HEAL Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults (ages 16-30) initiatives: RFA-DA-19-035

Science News » Sensorimotor Domain Added to the RDoC Framework
14 Jan 2019, 5:00 am
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announces the addition of the new Sensorimotor domain to the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework. The aim of the new domain is to help foster earlier and more precise identification of the role of motor systems disruptions in psychopathology and a

Blog Post » Translational Research: From Research Findings to Transformative Treatments
20 Dec 2018, 5:00 am
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) focuses on research which translates basic neuroscience findings into novel treatments. In this Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses some of the exciting work presented at this year’s ACNP meeting.

Science News » New Pathways for Implementing Universal Suicide Risk Screening in Healthcare Settings
20 Dec 2018, 5:00 am
A new report provides guidance on how to implement universal suicide risk screening of youth in medical settings. The report describes a way for hospitals to address the rising suicide rate in a way that is flexible and mindful of limited resources.

Attention Women Over 50: Something's Happening
16 Jan 2019, 1:29 pm
Everywhere you look, women, in particular older women, are starting to assert themselves. What about you?

Bad Relationship? 4 Bad Reasons to Stay
16 Jan 2019, 1:10 pm
It's easy to stay in a bad relationships for a lot of bad reasons. Four common emotional obstacles and how to override them

Can You Trust Your Doctor?
16 Jan 2019, 1:04 pm
Stuck with that same old cold for several weeks? Doubting your doctor's advice? This is what you need to know about trusting your healthcare system.

3 Things to Say When Talking to Yourself
16 Jan 2019, 12:14 pm
Talk is cheap, but negative self-talk can be costly to your emotional health.

How Yoga and Breath Practice Help the Brain Unwind
16 Jan 2019, 12:04 pm
Research shows normalization of a key neurotransmitter in anxiety and depression, connecting yoga and breath practice with clinical improvements.

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