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 » New Perspectives on Cerebellar Function: Implications for Mental Health
18 Oct 2019, 4:00 am
This NIMH-sponsored symposium will bring together experts in basic and translational neuroscience to discuss the state of the field and identify opportunities to advance our understanding of how the cerebellum contributes to cognition, emotion, and social behavior in both healthy and psychiatric pop

Twitter Chat » NIMH Twitter Chat: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
16 Oct 2019, 4:00 am
Join NIMH’s upcoming Twitter chat on ADHD, covering signs, symptoms, treatments, current research, and tips for helping children and adults with ADHD. NIMH experts will be available to discuss the topic and answer questions live on Twitter.

Video » Discover NIMH: Drug Discovery and Development
9 Oct 2019, 4:00 am
One of the most exciting recent breakthroughs from research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the development of a fast-acting medication for treatment-resistant depression based on ketamine. This treatment is bringing new hope to people and families affected by major depre

Science News » Study Reveals Sex-Based Differences in the Development of Brain Hubs Involved in Memory and Emotion
2 Oct 2019, 4:00 am
Researchers have uncovered sex-based differences in the development of the hippocampus and amygdala—brain areas that have been implicated in the biology of several mental disorders that impact males and females differently.

Video » Laura Padilla, Ph.D., Winner of the 2018 NIMH Three-Minute Talks Competition
30 Sep 2019, 4:00 am
Laura Padilla, Ph.D., winner of the 2018 NIMH Three-Minute Talks Competition, presents her three minute talk on reward related functional connectivity wth nucleus accumbens changes across puberty. Her study will attempt to disentangle the roles of age, puberty stage, and hormonal events of puberty i

Soulmate Decisions: Dealing with Love and Hate
17 Oct 2019, 11:49 pm
If you are unsure that your love in "the one" try to find your way back to the day when you believed you were touched by the same star. If not, then say "good bye" peacefully.

Five Big Reasons to Embrace the Big Five Personality Traits
17 Oct 2019, 10:02 pm
Are the big five really all that and a bag of chips? See how they stand up to criticisms of other personality tests.

Feel Like You Need a Miracle?
17 Oct 2019, 9:59 pm
Feeling consumed by busyness and distractions? Looking within can remind us that we're stronger and wiser than we realize.

N-acetylcysteine: A Promising Treatment of Many Disorders
17 Oct 2019, 9:58 pm
Are you looking for information about n-acetylcysteine. Research findings support efficacy in depressed mood, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trichotillomania and others.

Romance After Baby
17 Oct 2019, 9:49 pm
Bringing a baby into your lives can change everything. Especially demonstrations of love.

Supervisee perspectives on supervision processes: An introduction to the special issue.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
In this introduction to the special issue “Supervisee Perspectives on Supervision Processes,” we provide a theoretical grounding and overview the research context of the articles across the special issue. With respect to theory, the articles in this special issue are conceptualized as re

Student self-disclosure in clinical supervision.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
Determining how, when, and what information to self-disclose in therapy is a sophisticated skill that, like any clinical competency, should first be rehearsed in supervision. Information such as personal reactions to patients, fears associated with professional performance, or individual factors tha

Hello from the other side: Student of color perspectives in supervision.
8 Aug 2019, 4:00 am
The demographic make-up of students in mental health-focused graduate programs continues to diversify, making it increasingly imperative for supervisors providing supervision to trainees to be able to do so in a multiculturally responsive manner. As two students who come from underrepresented backgr