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 » 2018 Global Mental Health Workshop: “Diversity: A Tool for Solving Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health”
1 May 2018, 4:00 am
The NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) and Grand Challenges Canada will co-convene the annual Global Mental Health Workshop, highlighting the importance of diversity in science along the research pipeline, in the global mental health research workforce; and in

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Workshop - Teen Depression: What Parents Need to Know
19 Apr 2018, 4:00 am
Join Kathryn DeLonga, PsyD for a workshop on depression and teenagers. This event will take place in Rockville, Maryland. It will not be recorded. A webinar with similar content will be available on the NIMH YouTube channel after the event. This event is free and open to the public. No CEUs will be

Blog Post » Autism Awareness Month
19 Apr 2018, 4:00 am
For Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon offers a snapshot of federal efforts and research findings related to autism spectrum disorder.

Science News » NIMH to Host Twitter Chat on Teen Depression
16 Apr 2018, 4:00 am
On May 3, 2018, join NIMH for a Twitter chat on teen depression with experts Dr. Argyris Stringaris and Dr. Ken Towbin.

Scientific Meeting » NIH Special Event for Autism Awareness Month
9 Apr 2018, 5:00 pm
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) is pleased to invite you to attend our annual special event to recognize National Autism Awareness Month. We will be hosting a Panel Presentation featuring speakers from Sesame Workshop (http://www.sesamewor

DNA Roulette?
25 Apr 2018, 12:43 pm
Never give up hope. We can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

A Memorial is a Friend of Your Mind
25 Apr 2018, 11:56 am
A new memorial in Alabama structures the experience of shared trauma by giving it a story, offering the spectator a beginning, middle and end.

Handmaids Tale Gets One Thing Very Wrong
25 Apr 2018, 10:38 am
Extreme stress on mothers would decrease fertility and result in children with psychological and behavioral disorders. Gilead is doomed to fail.

Is Personality Skin Deep?
25 Apr 2018, 10:25 am
Romantic partners tend to look alike, but do we only match our lovers in attractiveness? New research suggests that couples may also look like their share personality traits.

How Play Therapy Helps Children Express Feelings
25 Apr 2018, 8:59 am
One of the most common therapeutic treatments for children is called "play therapy," It's used with young children to help them process traumatic events.

Forward to the special section in <em>Training and Education in Professional Psychology</em> “Mentoring in Health Service Psychology”.
8 Feb 2018, 5:00 am
Mentoring in health service psychology is an important topic addressed in the literature and discussed in the training community. This commentary discusses the significance of mentoring, introduces five articles pertaining to various aspects of mentoring, and calls for a stronger evidence base on me

Developing measurable cultural competence and cultural humility: An application of the cultural formulation.
8 Feb 2018, 5:00 am
Training professional psychologists in a time of increasingly complex diversity-related issues requires innovative approaches to teaching cultural competency and cultural humility at the doctoral level. However, there is currently little empirical evidence to support effective teaching techniques in

Editorial statement on censorship of terminology or concepts.
8 Feb 2018, 5:00 am
In this editorial statement, the authors declare that the journal Training and Education in Professional Psychology must be critically open to discussion without censorship of terminology or concepts. The current and incoming editorial teams emphasize that no words or ideas are forbidden. They also