I'm a psychiatrist by practice (three decades in San Francisco, and now one year on the Big Island of Hawaii) and a neuroscientist by training. My writing focuses on adult ADHD, which remains under-detected and misunderstood. Having helped scores of patients comprehend and gain control over their lives, I aim to bring some of the knowledge and wisdom I have gleaned to a wider audience through my writing and vlogging.

I also write and speak on a host of other mental health issues, including psychopharmacology, suicide and sleep. Beyond that, my articles address the natural world, running, LGBTQ issues, politics, and my own life experiences.

Growing up in the midwest I was a birdwatcher and bird bander, when that meant you were some kind of nature nerd. I've completed 100 marathons, and coached hundreds of novices to run their first marathon. My husband and I live with our rescue dog, Mr. Cupcake, on the rainy side of the Big Island; our twins are halfway through their college journeys.

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John Kruse MD, PhD

John Kruse MD, PhD

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Psychiatrist, neuroscientist, father of twins, marathon runner, in Hawaii. 100+ ADHD & mental health videos https://www.youtube.com/@dr.johnkruse6708