ADHD Part 2: Medications

  There are two major categories of medications that are commonly used to treat symptoms of ADHD. Stimulant options, such as forms of methylphenidate and amphetamine, tend to be powerful, quick (effects are noticeable within an hour of use), and are generally...

ADHD Part 1: What is it?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition that affects up to 11% of children and 5% of adults in the United States. Unlike the misleading diagnostic label suggests, ADHD is NOT a deficit in attention, but rather a difficulty in...

Finding Stability in the Instability of Life

  As an ER nurse, there are countless examples of how mental health affects me personally and professionally. When offered to write an article for the Inner Fokus blog, I debated whether to discuss my perspective on how mental health affects the emergency room or...

Anxiety 101

  Anxiety disorders are the most common class of mental illness in the US and affect approximately 40 million US adults per year (nearly 20% of the population!). Between the rise in school shootings, terrorism, issues of oppression and discrimination, poverty,...