ADHD 101 Biomedical Testing Improves Predictability For Meds & Supplements

Rules That Work: ADHD101 [More Specifics Soon]

Trust not too much to appearances.
~ Virgil

Why Provide ADHD Coursework?
“ADHD” Is The Master Key That Unlocks
The Complexity of Mind Science Diagnosis & Treatment
Guesswork Is Out, Data Is In

First, consider this elemental point: if medications are working, all is well – no problem.  Press on.

Treatment Failure

On the other hand, if you’re tired of your medical professional asking you vague, ungrounded questions like “Is it working?’  and “Do we need to go up [or down]?” when they obviously have no specific understanding of medical treatment objectives in the first place – then go immediately to the bottom of this page and sign up for my detailed updates/coursework on the imperative specifics of mind-care.

Then Consider

Does ‘mind-care’ sound too vague? Well, the reason is simple: informed psychiatric treatment now includes far more than labels, medications, and guesswork. Mind-care includes details that address everything from basic, specific medication objectives to understandable neuroscience and metabolic roadblocks now measurable for targeted correction. Yes, I’m quite opinionated, but take a moment to open this Insight-Door for answers that will make a difference in your life, in your family’s lives.

If you’re interested in predictability and clear objectives with measurable outcomes go immediately to the bottom of this page own actionable, understandable targets and treatments.

Don’t Keep Guessing – Go For Found Instead of Lost

For the too-frequent counterproductive outcomes when medications do not work predictably, then more insightful measures, more biological, brain function data points – that do not go down the rabbit hole of different DSM-5 appearances [even through conventional psychological testing based on the same criteria] is useful and clearly indicated.

Others Agree: New Perspectives Work

“ADHD” misunderstandings provide new biologically-based lanterns for the pervasive mind darkness arising from multiple flippant, wastebasket diagnoses like bipolar and borderline personality.

At ADHD101 our team recognizes, uses, and regularly reports on the unusual abundance of substantial neuroscience tools and markers that do improve care for more precisely targeted psychiatric conditions. ADHD101 understandable tutorials open the door for more useful office solutions. Actionable applications update worn-out mind misperceptions and provide New Rules to improve the mind-science diagnostic and treatment game.

Every day our team witnesses the fact that, more often than not, the sea of humanity needing treatment for a variety of psychiatric conditions – starting most obviously with “ADHD” – does not get the necessary facts to help them understand and participate in their medical care.

Every day I evaluate numerous second and first opinions [more than 1000 new patients/year for since the 80’s].  And during those many remarkably revealing interviews [which I discuss in detail in ADHD101 Training Modules] – I will show you how using ADHD101 fundament office-brain-function-questions completely overlooked on previous evaluation encounters make a profound difference at any level of intervention.


Start With Thinking & Not Thinking: “ADHD” Opens The Door

You’ve heard me say it many times: “ADHD” is the most obvious manifestation of an outdated diagnostic system adrift with no maps on the insufficient sea of behavioral appearances – the current unacceptable standard of mind-target recognition. You know the standard is inadequate because you repeatedly hear it from every street corner: “Is he/she hyperactive or inattentive – I can’t tell,” “ADHD is dreamed up by pharmaceutical companies to make money,” “Doctors don’t know what they’re doing…,” and so on.

With the current diagnostic and treatment vagaries of  “ADHD,” seeing does not encourage believing. Mind reality, executive function, is indeed far deeper, below the surface, yet is easily understood if you look under the skin.

Time, Function & Nuance – Training Matters

No man was ever wise by chance.
~ Seneca

The “ADHD” problem of diagnosis and treatment is at first confusing. And yet, it’s an excellent teaching/learning opportunity. Paradoxically simple technology moves mind science from reductionistic simplicity to address that complexity, and then back again to logical hard data answers to explain and prevent treatment failure. Mind-reality is changing, from static labels to life/thinking/adaptation
processes over time in different contextual realities.

I build the variables of Time & Context into any evaluation and treatment process. With challenges over time comes unwelcome low-grade chronicity, subtlety, and more nuanced work – and it’s all quite easily understandable – if you start here at ADHD101 with proven basics that work – and directly address the realities of life versus the vagaries of DSM-5.


Measurement Tools Differ

We live in emergent times. I still teach both public and professionals how to efficiently evaluate brain function in the office – without expensive SPECT scans. Yes, we learned from years of SPECT imaging that brain imaging with the use of SPECT technology is helpful, but far beyond the cost for thousands who suffer globally. That’s why I translate my extensive imaging experience into everyday office practice for you in this coursework.

Here at ADHD101, I will teach you what I’ve seen in my office and have addressed carefully since 1996, seven years before I began my intensive post-grad work with brain imaging. The good news: brain imaging taught me much more, and did confirm the observations and subsequent office questions I’ve used since ’96.

The Current Standard Problem: Everyone is Board Certified

Remember this essential point: if all psych diagnoses arise from behavioral appearances, we’re living in a surreal Fashion Show illusion, and everyone is automatically board-certified in psychiatry because anyone can produce reasonable opinions about the presence of various dresses in the show. Too many read the inadequate reportage in the New York Times, and then assume they fully understand brain complexity. If appearances are the criteria, kids in the 6th grade become experts – and the process of managing suffering human beings devolves into an anti-intellectual, anti-science, prehistoric game of thrones.

You Know There Are Problems – With Both Diagnosis & Meds

Dogma is a belief system. Reality is what it is.
~ Parker & Others

But the complexity of mind science doesn’t effectively work on a foundation of labels, politically, diagnostically and for psychiatric treatments. And because those behavioral diagnoses are so repeatedly inaccurate, that’s why we’re living in a global, capricious executive function treatment conundrum. These inaccuracies create a disconcerting worldwide challenge and stigma wherein medical practitioners don’t have basic training on how to use stimulant medications correctly – because they practice by that insufficient, superficial standard.

Does that sound too harsh? You’ll see what I mean on the inside.

These observations aren’t heresy. The public, closer to the disappointments of both cost and painful inaccuracy, commonly accepts these apparent shortcomings with the current limitations of behavioral dogma as fact – with resultant stigma and negativity directed toward any psychiatric care.


Markers Matter

The behavioral-appearance-standard-of-care is the absolute foundation for the prevailing stigma against psychiatric intervention – because of the undeniable glaring inadequacies associated with those markers. It’s far beyond time for an improved dialogue on a street level, with appropriate respect for the public who risks taking a stimulant, or any meds, without clear functional treatment objectives or follow-up guidelines.

Critical thinkers agree.

Mind Science Lives Beyond Fashion Shows & Speculation – Consider: ADHD101

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
~ Albert Einstein 

However, the good news today is we live in a Galileo Mind Moment. Brain technology reveals a much more predictable universe. Here within our ADHD101 tutorials, soon to become a formal training/evaluation site with video explanations and operational/actionable details, I will help you and your medical team understand facts, fiction, and how to work even more effectively with your trusted medical team – wherever.

Why? Science makes outcomes more predictable.

These video courses [coming soon] will help you clearly define Executive Function Problems based upon the latest brain research in the privacy of your own home. Training will tell you concrete suggestions on what-t0-do to help your doc get your diagnosis, meds, and any comorbidity right on the table – so you can more clearly see them – to address the underlying biomedical facts.


We Started Complimentary Training For Public With Videos More Than 10 Years AgoADHD101

My book, New ADHD Medication Rules, is still the only book, a best-seller at Amazon, written for the public to understand the complexity and essential New Rules for using ADHD medications correctly. The wonderful ADHD experts we’ve added to this critical diagnostic and treatment conversations at CoreBrain Journal are helpful, but also can’t provide all the specific answers you need in a Guest Expert 50-minute CoreBrain Journal interview.

I’m not bragging – I think it’s quite surprising, indeed odd, that others haven’t seized on practical solutions for this essential, pervasive set of diagnostic and treatment shortcomings.

Public Awareness of Options Provides Improved Targeting

As you already know, through my hundreds of complimentary YouTube Videos, I am seriously determined to make a difference with those who suffer from the innocence of not-knowing-what-to-do, inadequate diagnosis, misinformed treatment and, ultimately, multiple treatment failures. My YouTube videos can get you started, and yet most who suffer from ADHD diagnostic and treatment failure challenges do need to dig more deeply to understand the underlying treatment options.

Just look at the many questions and answers that arise on every Core video I’ve loaded on YouTube regarding ADHD. The Q&A there is part of the reason why I’ve created ADHD101 – it takes you way past the basics of “ADHD.”


Medical Professionals Also Need Updates

ADHD101 will also inform medical practitioners to assist with the reason they started medicine: to create more predictable outcomes. I plan to Certify and directly refer to medical practitioners to help answer the multiple questions I receive for clients seeking ADHD/Executive Function treatment services globally – who need local doctors who understand these crucial variables – including more accurate, functional biomedical testing for treatment failures beyond meds.

My content here will be comprehensive, not complicated, but inclusive of the many years I’ve received training from the best functional and traditional mind-science mentors – now all delivered in one program. I’m working to achieve CME certifications, so Let’s team up! – Sign up for updates below.

Today’s Patients

For the world is movement, and you cannot be stationary in your attitude toward something that is moving.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Advanced medical management requires involved patient self-management through sophisticated, yet understandable, additional educational insights. Recovery requires informed teamwork, participatory medicine. The innovative switch in thinking is quite simple: from significant to small, from evident to nuance. Technology provides molecular data that opens new, previously unavailable landscapes.

Movement presents moving targets that require a dynamic, knowledgeable team approach, beyond dogma and speculation.

Treatment Objectives, Functional Biomedical Targets Matter

Our mission for three decades – and now available with more comprehensive solution-details at ADHD101 – is to provide new essentials: more cost-effective, more precise, more participatory team treatment objectives from the outset.

Don’t worry – we make it simple and have for years. And, also, we set up, though this training program, modules to build feedback for interactive questions over time – globally.

ADHD101 also opens the door for many additional tutorials to follow on the evolution of neuroscience applications at the street level. “ADHD” challenges now shine a data-flashlight on the rest of psychiatric darkness.


Our Evolving ADHD101 Coursework Agenda

More details will be added here until we go live – stay tuned – bookmark this page for regular updates that will work for you, your family and your medical team:


ADHD101 For Predictable Outcomes: Overview/Preliminary Outline

  • Why Take a Course On ADHD? Why is cognition/thinking so crucial in one’s lifetime?
  • How: Diagnostic Accuracy & Brain Function – Beyond Appearances
  • Treatment Modalities – Medication Details – How To, Different Medications, Specific Neurotransmitters, Specific Dosing For Every Stimulant & ADHD Medication
  • Differentiating Serotonin Challenges That Create Unpredictable Outcomes
  • Counterproductive Drug Interactions – Other Medications That Create Unpredictable Outcomes
  • Psychiatric Comorbidities – Bipolar, Multiple Forms of Depression & Anxiety Not In The DSM
  • Medical Comorbidities – Pandas, IBS, Crohn’s, Lyme, Tic Disorder
  • Biomedical Comorbidities – Methylation, Kryptopyrrole, Copper, Estrogen Dominance, And Immunity-Food-Sensitivity Issues
  • Supplements – After Lab Results – Why, How & What Supplements: How To Use Them, What To Expect
  • Testing Options – How To Understand Biomedical Testing Results, And How to Use Them
  • SPECT Scans – How They Can Help, How To Use Them If Already Rendered
  • Complexity Over Time – Working With Your Medical Team, Coaching, Compliance, Exercise, Diet
  • How ADHD Misunderstandings Create a foundation of understanding for the rest of psychiatric, mind-care practice.

Sign Up Here Now – We Will Notify You When ADHD101 Launches – No Obligation


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  3. Martha Strong, RN, CPNP on 08/29/2018 at 12:36 PM

    Very much looking forward to your presentation. I am trying to learn more about using CBD oil and Amantadine with my ADHD patients. Can you point me to a reputable source of information? Thanks very much for your time.

    • Dr Charles Parker on 09/08/2018 at 12:16 PM

      Thanks, Martha,
      Do take a moment to search here at CBJ for several commentaries on CBD oil, not the least of which and most recent is the interview w Dr. Michael Lewis at
      Hope this helps!

  4. Rai Kaur Khalsa on 08/27/2018 at 7:57 PM

    How do we even know if our 6 year old grandson HAS ADHD? Didn’t do well in Montessori school, got “evaluated” (1/2 hour interview and a written questionnaire) by a group at the local university and was declared to have this disorder. Told by the Montessori school he needed medication. Left Montessori school, entered public school, seems to be doing fine. Has no problems in other environments.

    By the way, Dr. Parker, you truly saved this little guy’s auntie many years ago. So much respect for and gratitude to you.

    • Dr Charles Parker on 09/08/2018 at 12:33 PM

      Thanks for your kind remarks… I love the opportunity to pitch in on the complications of life! Diagnostic accuracy, in this country and indeed globally, is set at a standard that defies scientific inquiry and informed treatments. The standards of hyperactive and inattentive are based on vertical, unilateral thinking in the eyes of the beholder. As a result, everyone has an opinion because brain function as reported by the patient is considered inaccurate – go figure. If you are using appearance/behavioral criteria you are lost in that fashion show. The testing we do and will teach in this coursework is elemental, specific questions that I have used now for more than 22 years to delineate specific functional challenges that provide more precise markers for advanced, accurate interventions with informed responses from the patients, even down to 6 yo! For starters on the functional side this playlist details a preliminary overview of these perspectives: See what you think after that playlist and do sign up here for the training – it will provide far more details than that playlist.

  5. Dr Charles Parker on 08/11/2018 at 12:10 PM

    Drop your fresh ideas here and I’ll get right back to you. These tutorials will specifically address your most pressing frustrations – and your email will keep us tight on next steps, with a special offer on the front end, before going live, for those who wish to join the feedback conversation. Let’s get on it!!

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