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 » NIMH Novel Target Discovery and Psychosocial Intervention Development Workshop
24 Feb 2020, 5:00 am
Join NIMH’s Division of Translational Research for this two-day workshop focused on accelerating interdisciplinary research that supports the identification of novel targets to develop and improve non-pharmacological treatments for mental illness.

Scientific Meeting » The National Advisory Mental Health Council
4 Feb 2020, 5:00 am
On February 4, 2020, the NAMHC will hold its 285th Meeting at the Neuroscience Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Twitter Chat » Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Margaret Grabb – NIMH’s Small Business Research Programs
29 Jan 2020, 5:00 am
NIMH is discussing its small business research programs during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” event on January 29, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET.

Scientific Meeting » Expanding Career Pathways for Youth and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Employment as a Social Determinant of Health
27 Jan 2020, 5:00 am
NIMH is holding a free webinar on January 27 from 3:00-4:00 pm ET on expanding career pathways and opportunities for youth and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Video » Discover NIMH: Dr. Sarah Lisanby on Brain Stimulation Therapy
10 Jan 2020, 5:00 am
Dr. Sarah Lisanby, Director of the NIMH Noninvasive Neuromodulation Unit describes how TMS has gone from a research tool to something that is really making a difference in peoples’ lives.

10 Mantras for Surviving Challenges like Parental Alienation
19 Jan 2020, 9:03 pm
These ten principles can help you to stay sane in seriously bad circumstances, including if you are facing parental alienation.

Are Youth Shattering Traditional Notions of Adulthood?
19 Jan 2020, 8:16 pm
New research shows the changing attitudes of American youth, especially those whose lives intersect with inequality, racism, and discrimination.

How to Start Journaling for Better Mental Health
19 Jan 2020, 7:42 pm
Journaling is a scientifically proven way of improving your mind and your body. Learn some of the basics to achieve improved well-being.

Am I Asking Too Much?
19 Jan 2020, 7:02 pm
Are you lonely in your relationship, but unsure whether the connection you crave is realistic? A desire for intimacy is healthy, but maybe you are barking up the wrong tree.

Are You Feeling Lonely? If So, You Are Not Alone
19 Jan 2020, 6:49 pm
Loneliness is considered a symptom, not a formal diagnosable disorder, but given its complexity, prevalence, and adverse consequences, a rethinking may be in order