Our Mission From CBJ Guests & Dr. Parker
Experts Translate New Brain & Body Insights To Improve Mind-Care In Everytown
If you do what you’ve always done,
then you’ll always get what you got.
~ Henry Ford
Our mission is about you. We humans suffer the same challenges with reality whether in Kansas City or Berlin. Our team mission takes your team to new territories you already wish to travel in your lifetime – beyond stuckness and maybe.
On the subject of objective truth: One of the greatest challenges in this world is to know enough about a subject so you think you’re right – but not enough about the subject to know you’re wrong. What you know is not as important as how you think.
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
Here evolved actions – measurable biomedical dynamics – speak louder than words, in spite of the word-maps and classifications that live on in labels from ages ago. CoreBrain Journal is our chance to discuss the latest discoveries in mind science with interesting policymakers, researchers, – and the informed public. – Photo: Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash
Our mission here at CBJ: to provide transformational new information.
A Neuroscience Sea-Change is afoot – as far too many with cognitive and emotional challenges struggle with insights and ineffective care based on the innocence of existing behaviorally-based diagnostic codes. This remark is not a defeatist, surprise revelation, but a commonly accepted fact that has not yet reached the everyday standard of care.
We see what we see because we miss all the finer details.
~ Alfred Korzybski – Science and Sanity
Preconceptions, Polarities, Dogma & Treatment Failure – The Why
First take a moment to identify the several extant problems in daily psychiatric practice. Seek to identify any dogma/mindset/cognitive biases that create unpredictable outcomes.
Note well that the current standard of care is porous at best, too often overlooks diagnostically valuable, elemental brain science data – and in everyday practice is far too often characterized by a process that appears, even to the casual observer, flamboyantly mercurial. Both public and professionals observe these puzzling conundrums everyday. This is not a heretical, remarkably unorthodox or incontestable observation – but is made, without trivializing the seriousness of the problems, just as clearly as “it’s raining hard, you should take an umbrella.”
Facts are not condemnations, but stand alone, just as a rainstorm on a summer day.
Old maps aren’t bad; they’re merely insufficient. A parasol is not a game umbrella. If you’ve experienced insufficient, inadequate mind care this is your opportunity to listen directly to expert opinion as they address the same predictable frustrations. Cognition is almost totally overlooked. PDF: Why? Outline – https://corebrainjournal.com/why
There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.
~ James Carse
If we don’t address the complexity of the larger picture, if we don’t travel with new maps we will create serious correctable problems that can cause the entire treatment process to destructively unwind for any individual treatment effort.
Whys take us to new Whats and Hows
Mind science evolves as inclusive, beyond finite/territorial polarities, in the new realities of identified brain and biomedical functional imbalances. Traditional views that coalesce around the limited views that only meds or only supplements are the answer often miss the dramatically obvious and measurable contributions of the infinite fusion challenges regarding how the body effects the mind. If you’re lost on that last fusion note take into consideration the emotional and cognitive process of hormonally dysregulated PMS.
Let’s understand these new maps, own them, use them over time, and stay updated to evolve the process – to continue the play in the face of changing weather patterns.
Be the change, listen up here, start now,
– to identify the causal biomedical realities of underlying mental problems and address the pervasive treatment failure that families repeatedly experience with the current standards of guesswork and vagaries that typify the routine standards of imprecise psychiatric care,
– to identify how immunity and hormone issues undermine effective treatments
– to hear Guest insights from years of experience with the realities of what does work and how
– what facts and new perceptions that inspired their ideas,
– what decisions improved their insights and their lives,
– how they deal with treatment failure in their work,
– how they struggle to make further progress, even down at the street level in Anytown,
– how remarkable new labs, tools, and techniques improve mental health options
– how to measure and correct these imbalances
At CBJ I open current maps to travel to new territories for you and your teams. Let’s get on this train and travel together.
Note: Biomedical impediments erect the singular most predictable, now measurable, somatic barriers that encourage treatment failure. Once understood these same obstacles often present treatment opportunities as we can now set more precise plans to take the roadblocks down. At CBJ our insightful guests regularly target and report findings on those heretofore unforeseeable barriers.
Pharmaceuticals are not the problem; they provide a reasonable part of informed solutions. Too many use medications and supplements without thinking or knowing the specific impediments and built-in biomedical expectations that do encourage significant treatment failures globally.
Critical thinking is in – binary, reductionistic, reptilian thinking is out.
Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong.
They are conflicts between two rights.
~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The Good News – Problems Become Instructive For A New Path
Our CBJ discussions provide maps and markers out on the Reality Road that will help avoid detours, sharp turns, and pitfalls as we travel along life’s way. New plans with fresh insights open new doors of understanding with our extraordinary Guests here at CBJ.
Stunning original data points and incredible contemporary technologies dramatically improve options with measured new paths in today’s mind science.
Start With The Obvious Complexity of “ADHD”
For complimentary video insights to take the mystery out of the pervasive issue of Executive Function challenges from both diagnostic and treatment perspectives consider this introductory video and connected sets of ~ over 300 tutorial videos on YouTube:
YouTube Video Intro 3:22 min – & Video Updates Here
Search CBJ Topics On Our Entire Episode List On This Page
Here I share with you insightful, driven researchers and practitioners who repeatedly dig for answers to the complexity of challenges with brain health – including both professionals and concerned mothers who search relentlessly for answers over years of their child’s lifetime.
Through CBJ, those cumulative insights will come directly to you with links and references that honor the teamwork of those who’ve come before.
New Tools Combat Treatment Failure
Recognition is the first step to change.
Moses Maimonides – 12th Century
Medical imprecision creates treatment compromise, and, too often, treatment failure.
A Paradox: Treatment Failure Can Now Work For You
The obstacle is the way.
~ Ryan Holiday
Today we live at a crossroads, a Galileo Moment in mind-science. Remarkable laboratory tools and recent neuroscience discoveries now show us how those random treatment failures can now guide us to more useful, practical answers. Problems now become instruction tools for advanced solutions. Treatment failure teaches us to ask different questions. Cost-effective laboratory testing is now available to understand molecular physiology on a subcellular level – from transporter proteins on the presynaptic nerves to genetic changes in neurotransmitter cofactor pathways.
These concepts at first sound weird and complicated, but discussions with our Guests make these challenges understandable. It does sound deep with these new tools – but don’t worry, language is part of the solution, so I’ll make sure I simplify their lessons for you here at CBJ.
Real Answers On The Reality Path
‘Seems,’ madam? Nay, it is; I know not ‘seems.’
~ Hamlet, Shakespeare
Every new technology, new measurement tools, and an improved treatment process adds additional, reality-based, potential recovery opportunities. CoreBrain Journal reviews these exciting innovations from both professionals and those who have responded effectively with peer-referenced, improved results.
If new answers are out there, we will interview the most experienced thought leaders who teach us their personal views and skill sets on diverse fresh perspectives – how new insights work, and how those unusual interventions have changed their lives both as professionals and clients.
Let’s Talk Straight
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Different Answers From A Measured Context
Yes, this quote is a favorite and bears repeating:
Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic.
Edward de Bono
Today’s mind Realities supersede the preceding value of dreams and dreaming without hard data. Education changes attitudes. Dogmatically entrenched misperceptions based on hearsay and appearance-beliefs will not move mind care forward for the millions in need of improved mental services. It’s time to connect data-informed professionals with consumers to facilitate any next-mind conversations.
These observations don’t address the current issue of ‘Big Data,’ but the acquisition and application of customized, highly customer-centric, brain and biomedical data for precise target recognition. These new perceptions globally improve prognosis and treatment options through improved attention to details that are remarkably available and understandable.
Our CBJ Guests move confidently forward from the periphery of remote systems awareness to the deeper, new Reality Process of systems data, reality, thinking, and planning, beyond reptilian duality.
Let’s work together to encourage more careful inquiry. Many discoveries do, at first, sound complicated – but our CBJ translations, based on fresh guest insights, make hard data more understandable at the street level for everyone in Anytown.
CBJ Expert Specials: Cornerstone Theme Summary Pages
- Veteran Experts: http://corebrainjournal.com/vets
- Mindset Experts: http://corebrainjournal.com/mindset
- Family & Teen Experts: http://corebrainjournal.com/teen
- Immunity & Mind: https://corebrainjournal.com/immunity
- Autism Experts: http://corebrainjournal.com/autism
- Relationship Experts: http://corebrainjournal.com/relationships
- Sexual Trauma Experts: http://corebrainjournal.com/sexual-trauma
- Biomedical Testing Experts: http://corebrainjournal.com/testing
- How To Form a Neuroscience Club at your school: http://corebrainjournal.com/clubs
Why I’m On This Mission: My Training
By now you know I’m still in training. Everyday. Guests at CoreBrain Journal keep both of us fresh, even after these many years of practice and experience. At CBJ we train together. I love working with you on this critical, ongoing learning project.
Rest assured, if I think I know it all, I’ll hang it up. Sometimes I become a bit too effusive with guests and their new information here, but that’s OK. As a non-recovering Eagle Scout , I’m excited to journey here on similar Paths with these remarkable souls, on different ships with fresh maps to many new destinations. Our global mind-village mission can travel together.
Diverse Training Connects Tiny Details To The Big Picture
I’m a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, Board Certified in Psychiatry, with inactive Board Certifications after ten years in both Addiction Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission also licenses/certifies me as an Authorized User For SPECT Nuclear Imaging.
In my early days, I graduated after seven years of training in classical Freudian Psychoanalysis in the ’70s but stopped providing psychoanalytic treatments a lifetime ago. I lectured nationally for more than twenty years on topics ranging from relationships, addiction/recovery, and self-management, to psychopharmacology and biomedical testing/treatments for functional-medicine-testing companies.
During my pharmaceutical mission days, I set out to teach the informed use of psychiatric medications for hundreds of medical colleagues. I never ‘sold drugs.’ I did teach verified neuroscience answers to improve the informed, correct use of pharmaceuticals. I’ve always worked to understand ‘correct action’ – and hate to see that disappointment in the eyes of those suffering when medical expectations miss the mark – especially when I thought I knew the answers.
Current Drug Information Is Woefully Inadequate For Medical Professionals
The inappropriate outcry against that process of dinner-meeting-training for medical professionals who now update their use of psych meds only through pharmaceutical reps contributes to the errors, misinformation, and stigma against the use of any psychiatric medications. The essential variable now almost entirely out of the training environment: clinical experience. Go figure. The misinformed politics on that decision need decisive revision.
Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen
Stated plainly: we live in a sea of casual suppositions that range from frank innocence to clear denial that adversely affects thousands of patients worldwide – and thousands of medical professionals with no formal psychopharmacological training whatsoever who now daily write for psychiatric medications. Today medical precision for biologically driven diagnosis and treatment is considered by many: pointless-quackery.
Their errors, denial, and whimsy create a pervasive counterproductive stigma that spins with unnerving repetition into attempts at informed use of medications by those who do know what they’re doing. These various denials create both stigma and profound treatment resistance throughout society as they witness treatment failure and ‘unpredictable’ treatment outcomes.
The pervasive problem of guesswork with psychiatric medicines increases every day as more medical professionals use outdated appearance criteria for the complexity of more profoundly troubling biomedical issues without knowing essential details about those medications or underlying biomedical factors in the first place. I see these problems every day in a bustling, often second-opinion practice, exploring the consequences of otherwise predictable treatment failures.
Casual use of psychotropic drugs was a problem back in the ’80s and remains an even more severe international issue today, almost forty years later – especially in the context of advanced neuroscience discoveries.
Superficial assessments prevent informed accuracy. The illusion of partial precision provides false reassurance and resentments.
For those who challenge any use of pharmaceutical agents, I suggest one starting-point answer: Yes, do learn psychopharmacology – then determine the neuroscience details beyond medications that only work if you work to understand the nuances of metabolic impediments. Problems should drive more in-depth inquiry, and that inquiry does need support from managed care.
Mind Science Struggles
The things which are seen are temporal, but the things that are not seen are eternal.
~ Paul, AD56
At CBJ we are determined to carry new messages and plans to the global street frontiers where the pain is real, and the suffering public remains brazenly dismissed. Here we trek and re-map the deserts of reality-denial. Our CBJ mission isn’t apocryphal; it’s authentic. Research, data, and experience drive our curious and determined guests to essential reassuring territories with significant corrective actions.
Critical thinking is in. Numbers and data are in, metabolic innocence, biomedical denial, and inadequate, temporal labels are out.
Therefore: Ongoing Training At CBJ To Address Treatment Failure
…but first let’s do the numbers.
~ Kai Ryssdal, Host of Marketplace NPR
Informed psychopharmacology must involve not only neurotransmitters and receptor sites but all of the metabolic roadblocks along the way. Predictable psychopharmacology practice involves far more than knowing drug actions and interactions for inadequate label-targets. Today anyone using medications must include an appreciation of the entire biomedical, somatic-metabolic grid for more efficient outcomes. The mind connects to the body.
Note: Biomedical impediments erect the singular most predictable, now measurable, somatic barriers that encourage treatment failure. The numbers are there; we have to look a bit more to see them.
Three Academy Courses with Free Previews at CBA:
- ADHD Treatment Failure Teaches New Options
- Use The Problems of The PM Drop – Medication Side Effects:
- Basic Science Insights Create n ADHD Treatment Foundation – Prediction Rules https://www.corebrainacademy.com/courses/prediction-rules
On the bright side, once understood these same obstacles often paradoxically present treatment opportunities as we can now set more precise plans to take mental and biomedical roadblocks down. At CBJ our insightful guests regularly target and report findings on those heretofore unforeseeable barriers. They discuss the numbers, the data, and thereby build a foundation of more predictable outcomes.
An Obvious Starting Point: The Inarguable Complexity of “ADHD”
Understanding the reality of brain function resulting in cognitive disarray is not that complicated. It does require a different set of perceptions involving timing, context, and efficiency of thinking. I’m setting about to formalize that training here with CoreBrain Academy video tutorials at ADHD 101.
For complimentary introductory video insights to take the mystery out of the pervasive issue of Executive Function challenges from both diagnostic and treatment perspectives, consider this introductory video and connected sets of ~ >300 tutorial videos on my YouTube channel. About 60 of those address ADHD diagnosis and treatment understandings based upon data from thousands of treatment failures based on inadequate information.
My Paradox: Changed Perceptions
It is a very recent disease to mistake the unobserved for the nonexistent;
but some are plagued by the worse disease of mistaking the unobserved for the unobservable.
~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I’ve fielded medical and biomedical questions from hundreds of medical audiences during presentations from Brownsville, TX to Fargo, ND, Manhattan, Miami Beach, Memphis, Boston, LA, San Francisco, Sun Valley, Puerto Rico, The Cayman Islands, St. Croix, Paris and Lake Tahoe.
My problem: With updated pharma training every year for more than two decades, from many of the most experienced researchers and mind clinicians in the world, I nevertheless experienced too much treatment failure in my offices, based on using the best pharmaceutical science available.
Why? – Because I didn’t see the complexity of each person’s entire biomedical picture. I didn’t know what these experts report to you here today in these pages at CoreBrain Journal.
My misunderstandings and misperceptions based upon that foundation of insufficient data led to my own, always embarrassing, treatment failure experiences. Treatment failures forced me to dig deeper into more informed solutions – and the available numbers. In my offices and in my hosting experience I’m always looking for the best answers.
Here at CoreBrain Journal, I’ll use those previous counterproductive experiences as grounds for our penetrating interviews to encourage improved perceptions for use with your family and loved ones, now in 109 countries. Seeing and hearing hard data now changes old beliefs and dogmatic categorizations globally.
At CBJ peer-reviewed evidence punctuates each show notes page to support each guest’s insights.
The Big Picture
The Critical Thinking Community
Other Critical Thinkers agree on the importance and necessity of more comprehensive, data-driven understandings:
When we talk about the brain, it is anything but unidimensional, simplistic or reductionistic.
Thomas Insel, Past Director NIMH
Beyond My Office
When I’m not writing, interviewing or teaching, I’m thinking of that next family trip to Maine or California for fly-fishing with my wife, son, and daughter and their own delightful, always intriguing families.
Our adult children married two remarkably bright and discerning travelers with wisdom beyond their years. Our two grandchildren in California are insightful boys who love the outdoors, and I’ve enjoyed fishing with them in North Carolina, Florida, California, and Virginia. Our oldest granddaughter in Maine is already a water bug kayaking with her parents and looking for her boots to go out in the snow. She’s already carefully reorganizing reality in play, even at 2 years old.
I’m looking forward to that dream trip when we all drift fish for trout in the beautiful Flaming Gorge on the Green River in Utah. Our nuclear family still remembers that special March trip to Yellowstone Park in the 80s. First, we drove snowmobiles about 70 miles to see Old Faithful blow steam from the frozen stones, and then fly fished all the next day on the Madison River for beautiful brown and rainbow trout. That trip was life-changing for all of us.
Looking Back: Personal Gratitude Details On My Launch
If you’re curious to know a bit more about me personally, and my other trips:
- My mother was a family practice physician who later in life followed my lead and completed a residency in psychiatry. I followed her passion, her drive to learn and help others, and she in later years followed mine. Harriet’s positive attitude was contagious, and she consistently supported our next steps. My younger brother is also a physician, now retired, who specialized in family practice.
- I read Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski in 1969. His careful review of Non-Aristotelian thinking, labels, language and the Field Theory of General Semantics dramatically changed my life. His point: Reductionistic thinking prevents the advancement of science and creates unnecessary limitations for Critical Thinking. Korzybski appears with full attribution in both of my books. Korzybski’s keywords: change & time .
- I met Anna Freud while a training candidate, finishing studies at the Philadelphia Association for Psychoanalysis, following her presentation at the University of PA. She was quick with her conversation and carried a beautiful twinkle in her eye. Today Reality is far more interesting to me than fantasies of yesteryear, but I respect the contributions of those who came before. Her influence on my evolution in child psychiatry – in a word: inspirational.
- I loved psychoanalytic training in Philadelphia and chose only the brightest and most highly respected supervisors for my control cases. One of my favorites was Homer Curtis, MD, President of the American Psychoanalytic Association – a man with considerable depth and rigorous thinking. We spent many delightful hours of supervision in his office at the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital in West Philly.
- My tours with Nobel prize nominee Dr. Edward de Bono, both at his presentations in ’92 in Norfolk and as his special guest for his consultations in ’93 at Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, remains memorable to this day. As a creative thinker, with a keen awareness of the thinking process needed to reach consensus and action, his CBJ Video Summary underlines the importance of his concerns for accuracy and improved perceptions. Must listen!
- My administrative and clinical tour with Dr. Ronald Dozoretz at Center Psychiatrists in Portsmouth, VA significantly contributed to my understanding of both the usefulness and limitations of hospital psychiatry, medical management of psychiatric colleagues, and the developmental importance of team play on the professional’s side of treatment. Today, unlike those innocent days, hospital work and trying more/different medications is not the primary standard of care for treatment failure. Now more accurate biomedical testing provides a new imperative requirement for improved target recognition following treatment failure.
- As Chief Psychiatrist with Dr. Daniel Amen, we opened Amen Clinic near Washington DC – his first East Coast office. That illuminating experience provided stimulating connections with many forward-thinking, data-driven mind science colleagues. Amen is right in one sense: brain evidence from SPECT brain imaging does change the rules. Yes, it’s true, any evidence is helpful. Amen’s search for brain evidence profoundly encouraged my curiosity about the more discerning, predictable underlying neurophysiology, the biology of mind science. Today more precise, molecular and cost-effective evidence supersedes the more expensive macro-diagnostic limitations of those early SPECT days – and can provide answers there in your Anytown, globally. To quote de Bono: SPECT is “Excellent but not enough.”
- Today improved molecular evidence from remarkably available laboratory assessments learned through my most valuable work with Dr. Bill Walsh at the Walsh Research Institute, takes everyday mind inquiries down to a molecular level. Bill is a brilliant yet humble guy, a remarkable researcher with surprisingly accurate biomedical/molecular data, who daily contributes to the necessary evolution of global psychiatric practices. Dr. Walsh’s first Special Introductory Interview is here at CBJ/115 on Methylation. That interview is the first of four Walsh Specials: 2: CBJ/137 on Copper & Kryptopyrrole, 3. CBJ/042 on Bipolar & Schizophrenia, and 4: CBJ/141 on The End Of Autism. A lab we frequently use for Walsh testing: Direct Health Lab with broad experience and readable, useful reports.
About Teamwork & Comprehensive Solutions
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
~ Thomas Paine
Team up with our mission and travels here at CBJ to discuss global solutions that arise from provocative new technologies, new diagnostic and treatment options, and new preventative measures for those who suffer in the darkness. I value your partnership on this CBJ journey.
I look forward to participating with others in this important conversation and often appear on germane mind science podcasts. This is a PDF ‘two-sheet” for Guest Interviews: https://corebrainjournal.com/core – with suggested helpful questions.
Let’s get on it, own it, and pass it on.
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YouTube Videos on ADHD Diagnosis & Treatment – For > 10 Years on YouTube – Executive Function: Details Beyond Appearances. Executive Function insights improve diagnosis beyond outdated static labels. ADHD misunderstandings open the door for more careful reviews across the psychiatric spectrum
ADHD Video Synopsis in PDF: If you’re interested in a complimentary, well-organized summary with searchable PDF links to more than 90 ADHD audio and video tutorials on YouTube and elsewhere you can download that updated and helpful list here: http://corepsych.com/details
Parker – Video Observations To Begin
Media Details For Podcast Interviews
- ADHD Treatment Failure Teaches New Options