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 » NIH Intramural Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. - Developing Novel Therapeutics for Depression
13 Nov 2018, 5:00 am
On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 11:30 AM ―1:30 PM ET, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the NIH’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) are teaming up to bring you a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) discussion with the NIMH’s Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. During

Science News » NIMH Explores the “Next Big Thing” in Mental Health Services Research
8 Nov 2018, 5:00 am
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)’s 24th biennial Mental Health Services Research (MHSR 2018) conference held August 1-2, in Rockville, MD, brought together mental health researchers, trainees, consumers, advocates, and mental health care providers to learn about current research

Intramural Research Programs (IRP) Webinar » Webinar: Are You Concerned About Your Child’s Irritability?
7 Nov 2018, 5:00 am
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST, join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a webinar on irritability in children, discussing common signs of severe irritability, how parents can help a child with severe irritability, treatment options, and ongoing resea

Science News » NIMH Addresses Strategies for Suicide Prevention in Live Event
7 Nov 2018, 5:00 am
During NIMH’s Facebook Live event held in recognition of Suicide Prevention Week, NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon and Dr. Jane Pearson, chair of the Suicide Research Consortium in NIMH’s Division of Services and Intervention Research, discussed some of the most recent suicide prevention

Science News » The Pathways Through which Light Affects Learning and Mood
6 Nov 2018, 5:00 am
In a new study, researchers have traced the brain pathways responsible for the effects of light on learning and mood. The findings revealed that these effects are brought about by two different and distinct pathways from the retina into the brain.

The Newest Take on Motivation and the “Why’s” of Behavior
13 Nov 2018, 4:51 pm
Competence, autonomy, and relatedness are basic needs in self-determination theory. A new paper shows how to understand like narcissism and humility in motivational terms.

World Kindness Day: Improving Mental Health Through Kindness
13 Nov 2018, 4:49 pm
World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on November 13th. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds.

Two Ways to Make CBT Work More Effectively for Anxiety
13 Nov 2018, 4:45 pm
When you're in an anxiety spiral, it can be tough to remember the coping tools you've learned. These simplified strategies will make CBT work better for you during these times.

The Sound of My Mother's Voice
13 Nov 2018, 4:24 pm
Exemplifying the premise that social interaction promotes optimal health, three old friends meet in a café on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and share compelling stories.

Yes, You are that Embarrassing!
13 Nov 2018, 4:22 pm
As parents we like to revel in the idea that our children are a reflection of us, our own little mini mes. In reality however, this is not how your tweens see things.

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