John Kruse MD, PhD – San Francisco psychiatrist, father of twins, and marathon runner posts new articles each week at Medium and on his YouTube channel.

March 28, 2019

Validation / Violation : Finding an Audience

If a book falls in an empty forest and nobody listens, is it still a book? Writing involves two levels of engagement. First we wrestle written […]
March 28, 2019

Recognizing Adult ADHD: What Donald Trump Can Teach Us About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Carol joined the chorus last week. “That was a really impressive display of ADHD!” she said, referring to one of President Trump’s recent outbursts. For the […]
March 27, 2019

Donald Trump’s ADHD Pours Cold Water on the Goldwater Rule

For the past two years, mental health experts and society at large have debated whether it is appropriate to talk about Donald Trump’s mental health. The […]
March 26, 2019

Why President Trump’s Disorder Disorder Matters

Patterns of aberrant, dysfunctional behavior causing distress and dysfunction define mental disorders. Mr. Trump has a Disorder Disorder. His impulsive, inconsistent and emotionally-driven actions wreak havoc. […]