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 » Neurologic and Psychiatric Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Meeting
14 Jul 2021, 4:00 am
The NIMH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and National Institute on Aging are conducting a virtual meeting on the neurologic and psychiatric effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection from July 14-15, 2021.

Scientific Meeting » Strength in the Face of Challenge: Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19
29 Jun 2021, 4:00 am
On June 29, 2021, NIMH will host a webinar on Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19.

Scientific Meeting » Workshop: Advanced Statistical Methods and Dynamic Data Visualizations for Mental Health Studies
28 Jun 2021, 4:00 am
The NIMH is hosting a two-day workshop on advanced statistical methods and dynamic data visualizations for mental health studies.

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Addressing Ethnoracial Disparities in Mental Health Risk, Assessment, and Service Delivery
22 Jun 2021, 7:00 pm
During the next NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series on June 22, 2021, guest speaker Roberto Lewis-Fernández, M.D., will review key areas in need of research on cultural and ethnoracial disparities in mental health conditions and services.

Scientific Meeting » Challenges and Innovations in Neonatal and Infant Imaging: A Look Across Modalities
22 Jun 2021, 4:00 am
On June 22-23, 2021, NIMH is conducting a virtual meeting on the challenges and innovations in neonatal and infant imaging.

Which Dog Breeds Have the Highest Risk of Becoming Obese?
18 Jun 2021, 12:28 am
A dog's breed, age, and neuter status predict its risk of being overweight.

Let’s Stop Calling Each Other Crazy
18 Jun 2021, 12:12 am
When we dismiss someone as being crazy, we are hurting ourselves as well as hurting them.

Making Recovery from Addiction a Shared Journey
17 Jun 2021, 9:47 pm
Loved ones should be more than bystanders in the process of addiction treatment.

How Early Childhood Shapes Your Relationship with God
17 Jun 2021, 9:45 pm
The attachment style we develop in infancy can serve as a model for relationships in adulthood with friends, lovers—and even our god.

Human Brains Have Shrunk Over the Past 30,000 Years
17 Jun 2021, 8:30 pm
Part 2: Bigger brains don’t necessarily confer greater intelligence, either in individuals or across species. Our species has lost millions of neurons over the past 30,000 years.

Training future psychologists to be competent in self-care: A systematic review.
30 Jul 2020, 12:00 am
This systematic review explored ways in which doctoral-level clinical and counseling psychology graduate students are trained to build competency in self-care. The study aimed to examine which research methodologies have been utilized to examine self-care training, techniques and content of self-car

Left wanting: Desired but unaccessed resources among health service psychology trainees with disabilities.
4 Jun 2020, 12:00 am
Given our knowledge of the underrepresentation of people with disabilities in psychology and the barriers that they face, we aimed to identify disability-related resources that psychology trainees and psychologists with disabilities desired, but did not access, during their education and training. I

Comparing burnout between graduate-level and professional clinicians.
21 May 2020, 12:00 am
Burnout is a process that can lead to lower quality patient care and poorer treatment outcomes. Burnout is also prevalent among mental health clinicians. Accurate assessment of the prevalence of graduate student burnout, in comparison to licensed clinician burnout, should aid in understanding develo