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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Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: The Opioid Crisis: Disrupting the Status Quo with the HEALing Communities Study
14 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
During this lecture, Sharon L. Walsh, Ph.D., will discuss how the HEALing Communities Study (HCS) is testing the prevention and treatment of opioid misuse in select communities hard hit by the opioid crisis.

COVID-19 Pandemic Associated With Worse Mental Health and Accelerated Brain Development in Adolescents
26 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm
An NIMH-supported study suggests that adolescents living through the COVID-19 pandemic may be experiencing more anxiety and depression symptoms and accelerated brain aging.

Health Economics at NIMH and NIDA – Domestic and International
25 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm
This meeting will highlight health economics research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Ecological Grief and Anxiety: A Healthy Response to Climate Change
19 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm
During this talk, Ashlee Cunsolo, Ph.D., will discuss the profound, cumulative, and complex mental health outcomes of the climate crisis.

Brief Cognitive Training May Extend the Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine
9 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm
An NIMH-supported study suggests that a brief self-association training program can extend the effects of a single ketamine infusion by shifting people’s negative self-beliefs.

The Patient Who Made Me Question Everything
1 Feb 2023, 9:49 pm
A Personal Perspective: We sat in silence for a few minutes. The seconds ticked by painfully. I must have tried to say something reassuring. But it felt pointless.

The Psychology Behind Obsessions With Cryptocurrency
1 Feb 2023, 9:33 pm
What is cryptocurrency and why do certain people love it?

California Cannabis Legalization Stirs Government Crime Spree
1 Feb 2023, 9:30 pm
When power is corrupt, citizens can deter it if they see the evil, hear the evil, and speak about the evil.

The Future of Baby Making
1 Feb 2023, 9:29 pm
It’s time to engage with critical discussions as technology turns science fiction into reality.

3 Crimes With Identical Underlying Thought Patterns
1 Feb 2023, 9:18 pm
Perpetrators of bank robbery, rape, and burglary are not as different as one might think.

Socially responsive health service psychology education and training.
30 Jan 2023, 12:00 am
Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC) 2020 was a collaborative effort of individuals representing member groups of the CCTC during 2020 and 2021 to focus on social responsiveness in health service psychology education and training. This special section in Training and Education in Profession

Making the leap to socially responsive research training in health service psychology.
30 Jan 2023, 12:00 am
There is growing recognition that traditional research training in health service psychology (HSP) inadequately addresses issues of social justice, inclusiveness, antiracism, and health equity. Social responsiveness involves using psychologists’ professional roles to actively address issues af

CCTC 2020: Addressing social responsiveness in health service psychology education and training.
30 Jan 2023, 12:00 am
In 2020, the Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC) collaborated to address the need for health service psychology (HSP) education and training to become more socially responsive, with an emphasis on providing resources and support for educators. This is essential given the increasing recogni