Rules That Work: ADHD101 – Proven Lessons From Mis-Thinking
Trust not too much to appearances.
If I accept you as you are, I make you worse:
however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming,
I help you become that.
“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. Stay with your program – you are the exception rather than the rule.
Quite honestly, after teaching these details on the road for more than 20 years I can tell you without reservation that many do run on experience, but don’t either evaluate it for upgrades and don’t’ teach patients to know how to evaluate their own progress. Target recognition is off for both doc and patient. Thus the ubiquitous, inadequate question: “How’s it working for you?”
Experience isn’t the best teacher. Evaluated experience is.
~ John Maxwell
“ADHD” Today Is, In Reality, Different Than It Was Yesterday
It’s time. Today, you may need improved, evaluated, different answers – beyond labels and reflex, conditioned medical dogma. You may find yourself put off by the superficial nature of diagnosis and treatment strategies that have lead to either treatment compromise or outright treatment failure.
Start today to use your “ADHD” frustration and economic pain when old answers don’t’ work predictably. “ADHD” conundrums provide the most useful new marker to highlight the necessary evolution of applied neuroscience in the entirety of psychiatric care. To start: accept and learn from the reality of the imprecision, stigma, disappointments, indeed limitations of behavioral “ADHD” diagnostic appearances. This abiding irritation and subsequent fear must next drive your investigatory resolve, and help correct the inaccuracy of behaviorally-based “ADHD” diagnosis and treatment in your world.
Standards Need Serious Revision – We Live In a Galileo Mind-Moment
Start today to recognize and target the universe of real problems. Start with the reality of measurable brain function. At first, you may find yourself shocked: the current standard of care does not recognize brain function as the biological common denominator for ADHD or any of the other psychiatric diagnoses – except for overt, in-your-face medical maladies such as Alzheimer’s and brain injury. Neurobiology is, get this, controversial – while superficial appearances set the standard of care for thousands!
Here at CoreBrain Academy I connect working, biologically, data-based numbers with the everyday practice of mind-care. Details matter. Communicating effectively about details matters even more. Numbers create agreeable, understandable targets. Target recognition improves treatment accuracy – this is basic.
What gets measured gets improved.
~ Peter Drucker
Speedy Connection Links to Two New Courses
Read this First Introductory Page and then also trek over to my new CBA – CoreBrain Academy to see what we’re building – here at https://www.corebrainacademy.com/
- This is the direct ADHD101 CoreBrain Academy Link to Complimentary Preview and Test Drive the first two modules here: https://www.corebrainacademy.com/courses/adhd-treatment-failure
- This is the Short Link to Preview the ADHD101 Coursework: http://corepsych.com/course
- This is the Short Link to Preview the PM Drop Mini-Coursework: http://corepsych.com/pm
For Now, Stay Posted
Everything is difficult until you know how to do it.
Stay posted here for upcoming comprehensive video training CoreBrain Academy Courses on why, what, and how-to-fix-it for those disappointing, costly unpredictable outcomes - including full metabolic and comorbidity evaluations that teach you how to easily measure the variety of roadblocks that keep you detoured from success. You know I've focused on the details for more than 20 years - and I will share every single detail with you, and will also set up a way to make sure you 'get it.'
The Essential New Standard of Care For All of Us: cost-effective, office brain and biomedical measures, in Anytown.
The bird of time has but a little way to fly.
~ Omar Khayyam
If, while treating "ADHD," most aren't even thinking about thinking in the first place - then next, with those blinders firmly in place, we attempt to treat thinking without thinking about thinking - just what should one do?
Yes, blinders quickly double up:
- First, we aren't thinking about thinking, and
- We're living in the illusion that appearances are adequate for diagnosis and treatment.
Therefore Consider Icebergs: "ADHD" suddenly becomes the tip of a much larger psychiatric iceberg that unexpectedly projects much further underwater than when first considered many years ago - before the age of biomedical awareness. Yes, the Titanic did not strike the visible tip of the iceberg. The fog of the unseen lifts today with new science data to the light of improved perspectives. Let's take a dive to see what's actually taking place in the brain and contributory biomedical function.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
~ G. K. Chesterton
If, on the other hand, you and your family do want answers to reduce your significant costs in time, money and emotional frustration with hours, indeed years of developmental arrest - and if you are regularly puzzled by your trusted medical professional asking you vague, ungrounded questions like "Is it working?' and "Do we need to go up [or down]?"
If you have noticed that most medical professionals writing for ADHD medications have no specific, science-based understanding of medical treatment objectives in the first place - then go immediately to the bottom of this page, and sign up for my particular updates/coursework for CoreBrain Academy Coursework on the critical specifics of brain function and mind-care applied at the office level.
Press forward with solutions, go over and see the Complimentary Preview of ADHD101.
It's beyond time for you to join this imperative conversation.
Make your life easier now with updated, proven information that works.
The Good News: Solutions Arise Through Understanding The Problems
I'm not a nay-sayer, but rather a solution maker. First, identify the fact that unseen problems rule the day, then let's move forward to do something about it. Now is the time for New Directions - to take useful charting reports to avoid and correct our treatment travels through the abundance of unseen biomedical impediments in the seas we sail every day. Let's mark the impediments and devise effective solutions.
Why Start With "ADHD?"
People don't take trips - trips take people.
These ADHD101 Tutorials at CoreBrain Academy [CBA] encourage improved maps. I start with "ADHD" because the current foundations of diagnosis and treatment of that disorder are so superficial and ineffective, and yet, quite ironically, now so easily understood and corrected. Once underlying functional brain and body systems connect with new data, those previous impediments lead to an improved, more comprehensive understanding of useful cognitive measures throughout all the rest of mind-care interventions.
Our opening ADHD101 CBA Module is a starter that sets the tone for other levels of mind-management coursework to follow. If we don't learn to assess cognition, executive function activities, in every evaluation, every medication, and supplement review activity, then we're missing an understanding of the essence of that person's life skills, and of the mind-markers that address the evolution of humankind.
Yes, it's that imperative.
If you want something new you have to stop doing something old.
~ Peter Drucker
Our CoreBrain Biologic Office Review, based on brain function, and discussed in multiple lessons in CoreBrain Academy Coursework, will work with training in any office, Anywhere. You can tighten these CoreBrain Biologic details with clients or with yourself, after taking the time for mastery, in less than one hour. It's fun, I never tire while using it, and interns rotating through for outpatient training master it very quickly. After watching me interview for a few hours they start to anticipate the next question because they know, they can see more clearly the roadblocks with diagnosis and medications.
In CBA Coursework I provide even more inclusive specifics with clinical examples. At CBA I'm adding granular details that will explain treatment failures with tested, specific correctable options.
Solutions Are Available
If the current standard of care for ADHD completely misses the measurement and treatment of thinking for this undeniable thinking-in-disarray process, then it follows that we, by default, also miss multiple diagnostic issues in contemporary psychiatry.
So let's start with the basics. I'm creating multiple Mind-Marker coursework opportunities to improve these subsets of perceptions:
- for adult patients
- for adolescent and Child patients
- for psychiatrists child and adult
- for medical professionals
- for nurse practitioners
- for internal medicine specialists
- for pediatricians
- for family practice
- for psychologists
- for the international community
Then Also Consider
Does the concept of '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 outspoken about the need for improvements - but constructively optimistic. Progress sits just outside, right there on your doorstep.
Take a moment to review training and coursework options for answers that will make a difference in your life, and 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 to own actionable, understandable targets and treatments for a lifetime - with updates.
Don't Keep Guessing - Go For Found Instead of Lost
The human mind is more complex than formulaic stereotypes and dogma.
Neurobiology is the new standard that provides explicit, customized treatment targets.
~ Parker et al
For the too-frequent counterproductive outcomes when medications do not work predictably, then more insightful measures, more biological, brain function data points are useful and indicated. Neurobiology does not go down the various rabbit holes of different DSM-5 appearances that provide variable results - as also witnessed repeatedly in stereotypical, conventional psychological testing based on the same limited criteria.
Others Agree: New Perspectives Work To Tighten Up
"ADHD" misunderstandings provide new biologically-based lanterns for the pervasive mind darkness arising from multiple flippant, wastebasket diagnoses like "bipolar" and "borderline, avoidant and inadequate 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. Understandable ADHD101 tutorials open the door for more useful office solutions. Actionable applications update worn-out mind misperceptions and provide improved New Rules to correct the mind-science diagnostic and treatment game.
With these tools, you can sharply tighten up - for the rest of your life.
This Is The Problem
Every day our team repeatedly 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 either understand or effectively participate and effectively communicate in their medical care.
If your medical provider doesn't get it, participatory medicine [you actually working with them] is impossible. With the current standard of care vertical medicine [they decide, you obey] is, by default, built-in, - based on a limited view of the patient's ability to participate - coupled with the practitioner's limited perspective of measurable treatment objectives.
"Is it working?" Response: "What do you mean?"
Every day I evaluate numerous second and first opinions [more than 1000 new patients/year for since the '80s]. And during those many remarkably revealing interviews [which I discuss in detail in these ADHD101 Training Modules] - I will show you how using ADHD101 fundamental office-brain-function-questions, repeatedly overlooked for years, often decades, on previous evaluation encounters, can make a profound difference at any level of intervention.
These profound new insights can change your life - they changed mine and the people I work with.
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 scanty 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 with fresh eyes under the skin.
Time, Function & Nuance - Training Matters
No man was ever wise by chance.
CoreBrain Academy has launched - I'm adding to the coursework now with many more details and video modules underway.
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 changing life/thinking/adaptation processes over time within different contextual realities.
I build in assessments for the moving variables of Time, Context & Biomedical Reality with every evaluation and treatment process. With hidden 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 more often do work, and directly address the realities of life, versus the frozen 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, I learned from many 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 as part of my everyday office practice for you in this data-driven coursework. That extensive experience builds the foundation for the CoreBrain Biologic Review.
Here at ADHD101/CoreBrain Academy, 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 effectively since '96.
The Current Standard of Problems: Everyone is Default Board Certified
Remember this essential point: if all psych diagnoses arise from a view of behavioral appearances, we're living in a surreal Fashion Show Illusion, and everyone is then 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 guesswork ruled by gossip and invective.
You Know There Are Problems - With Both Diagnosis & Treatments
Dogma is a belief system. Reality is what it is.
~ Parker & Others
The sun does not rotate around Rome. The complexity of mind science does not work effectively on a foundation of labels, politically, diagnostically, or for psychiatric treatments. And because those behavioral diagnoses are so repeatedly inaccurate, 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, for example, stimulant medications correctly - because they practice by that insufficient, superficial standard.
These remarkably accepted inaccuracies create lasting emotional and cognitive damage, developmental delays, pain, divorce, heartbreak, and suicide.
Does that sound too harsh? You'll see what I mean on the inside.
Also note: these observations aren't heresy. The public, much closer to the many disappointments that arise both from the cost for ineffective treatments and resultant painful inaccuracy, commonly recognizes these shortcomings found within the current limitations of behavioral dogma - as fact - with resultant stigma, fear, and negativity directed toward any psychiatric care. - Just ask.
Stigma & Politics: An International Problem
Then consider this much larger national and international problem: this pervasive mind-science ignorance feeds misinformed political opinion that leads to metaphoric and real book-burning, diatribe, misfit legal decisions, and harm for not just individuals, but nations. As an international consultant, I often must dance in the reality of inadequate treatment options because politicians have no idea what available and what the standards should be to serve their populations - so they decide about treatments for thousands with no idea what they are doing.
Their unskilled conclusion, fed by this game of appearances: stimulants are bad, - so ban them.
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 - ADHD101
Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.
~ Albert Einstein
Einstein makes a key point. And, 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 providers - wherever.
Why? Science makes outcomes more predictable.
These video courses 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.
I Started Complimentary Training For Public With Videos More Than 10 Years Ago
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 New Options Provides Improved Targeting
As you already know, through my hundreds - over 300 - 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 - precisely what to do, and what not to do.
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 far past the basics of "ADHD."
Medical Professionals & Coaches Also Need Updates: The New Tool - Microcertification
Long-range planning does not deal iwth future decisions. but with the future of present decisions.
~ Peter Drucker
ADHD101 also informs medical practitioners and coaches in our more significant effort to support their reasons to train in medicine in the first place: to create more predictable outcomes. I do plan to Micro-Certify, Credential, and directly refer to medical practitioners to help answer the multiple questions I receive from 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.
With new, highly specialized training for the specifics of biomedical practice from ADHD to Mood Disorders, treatment-resistant depression & anxiety, and addictions, practitioners can add to their evolved treatment skill sets with evidence that they will use improved, scientifically based perceptions based on laboratory evidence, considerably more specific, more molecular, than SPECT brain scans.
My content here is 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. I'll keep you posted as we meet those planning objectives.
Today's Patients - Home Assessments & Feedback
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 the psychiatric darkness.
Our Evolving Coursework Agenda
CoreBrain Academy Launch: More details will be added here even after going live - stay tuned - bookmark this page and sign up here below ↓ for regular updates that will work for you, your family and your medical team - and for others, this is the link for this page http://corebrainjournal.com/adhd101
Curious? This link shows you what it looks like in these early stages just after launch: https://www.corebrainacademy.com
For Predictable Outcomes: See the Preview of The ADHD101 First Module
See the Previews over there: My mission is to identify and correct the pervasive treatment failure challenges that exist in the current system, in ways beyond cookie-cutter solutions, with precise data-driven, numbered objectives used as the peer-reviewed foundation for change. When you complete your ADHD101 coursework work, you have traveled from imagination, dreams, and speculation to evidenced-based solutions and tools to guide your medical team from markedly improved participatory medicine - unless they hope to stay with appearances.
Get on these insights, own them, and resolve to stay firm with these new details:
Brief Coursework Overview for ADHD101
- Just what is the real problem with ADHD?
- Why: Take a Course On ADHD? Why is cognition/thinking so crucial in one's lifetime?
- Our CoreBrain Biologic Review provides a foundation to specifically include cognition & brain function - discussed in detail.
- What: Diagnostic Accuracy & Brain Function - Beyond Appearances, Thinking, Feeling & Acting
- How to correctly identify the multiple challenges of Treatment Failure
- Treatment Modalities - Medication Details - How To, Different Medications, Specific Neurotransmitters, Specific Dosing For Every Stimulant & ADHD Medication
- Differentiating Serotonin Challenges That Create Unpredictable Outcomes with Dopamine
- 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
- What: 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
- Relationship Management - Parenting, Conflict Resolution, Understanding & Negotiating Options
- 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 psychiatry and mind-care practice.
- Our Coursework will also provide a weekly closed Q&A Facebook Group. Videos of those meetings will provide a further review at CoreBrain Academy.
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