"New ADHD Medication Rules" is now available in three formats: Paperback & eBook at Amazon - and Audio Book released Nov. 14, '13 at Audible.com [Global: http://geni.us/adhd ] Said one reviewer: "Parker's opinionated. He says that ADHD is the most misunderstood, misdiagnosed and mistreated medical condition on the planet." Critical thinking, applied to both ADHD diagnosis and treatment, will encourage improvements.
For comprehensive solutions, details matter.
Parker's reason for writing his most recent book on ADHD Meds: "Too many simply aren't thinking about the complexity of diagnosis and treatment for Executive Function Challenges. We live in a thinking paradox. Too many treat thinking problems without thinking about thinking."
- Brief Biography
Dr. Charles Parker (1942-present) was born in Philadelphia, PA - in West Philly to a war-nomad family - father Navy, mother a family practice physician. As a neuroscience consultant, child and adult psychiatrist with more than 45 years of experience in the office-trenches, and 20 years of teaching medical professionals nationally, Parker brings a fresh, comprehensive street sense to the variety of clinical challenges seen in everyday psychiatric problems.
From ADHD meds to addiction recovery, to specific neurotransmitter measurements and SPECT functional brain imaging, Parker encourages a fresh perspective based on real data. Parker's life mission is simple: translate contemporary brain and body science for practical office applications. New, easily measurable brain evidence-points weave a complex, interactive mind-body web that maps out improved ADHD treatment protocols. It sounds complicated but creates common-sense, workable solutions. Inadequate "ADHD" diagnostic patterns provide a squeaky door that now opens the further discussion about the entire spectrum of appearance-based diagnoses throughout psychiatry.
When Parker wrote "Deep Recovery" in 1992 the world reveled in recovery and "codependency" labels. "Deep Recovery" proves useful even today, as it demonstrates with specific examples how inaccurate static labels can impede self-management in any dynamic recovery process. Today Parker finds abundant medical support as recovery experts now recognize the complexity of biological problems present in any recovery process. Dopamine receptors matter. Genetics, nutrition and immunity issues matter every day, in every recovery process.
Currently, Parker regularly reports new scientific findings in over 460 articles on the award-winning CorePsych site [from 2006], in over 130 CoreBrain Journal interviews [from 2016], and recently finished the second edition of "New ADHD Medication Rules - Brain Science & Common Sense." Beware: the same reductionistic thinking of 1992 - present in the recovery movement during those days - remains daily at play in current ADHD psychiatric treatment protocols orchestrated through misleading and perfunctory diagnostic appearances.
Those superficial labels for ADHD just don't provide adequate dynamic, functional targets for the brain complexity of the multiple, often changing, faces of "ADHD." Most importantly, those cosmetic labels too often encourage unpredictable results - especially in the facts within that abundant new brain and body science.
"New Rules" aims at one target: to improve the simplistic way too many think about diagnosis and treatment for "ADHD" - indeed most psychiatric challenges. Appreciation for the details of new biological insights on every level of ADHD diagnosis and treatment will encourage improved medication results.
New biologic details require that we rethink outdated, reductionistic categories predominantly associated with only surface assessments based on emotional regulation and behavioral appearances. We must now enter the new landscapes of thinking, cognition, and executive function joined with the common sense fact that mind function directly connects with body imbalances. The brain is the new canary in the coal mine. Reality matters. Biological markers matter. Chronic metabolic challenges create unpredictable mind problems.
With a more comprehensive cellular and physiologic focus encouraged by an insightful global vision, Parker's books make a difference.