How Brain Function Becomes the New ADHD Diagnostic Criteria — Charles Parker, DO
Charles Parker, DO
Appearances and guesswork are out – predictability, measured biomedical data, experience, focused research and Critical Thinking are all in. Ask yourself: If we’re only treating the behaviors of “ADHD” without targeting thinking in this thinking disorder, what’s happening regarding treatment objectives throughout the rest of psychiatric care? ADHD can be caused by different factors, including biologic imbalances and genetic factors. We will discuss the different biologic issues that can cause ADHD and then how those biologic issues can be addressed with different treatment modalities.
Dr. Parker is a Neuroscience Consultant, Child and Adult psychiatrist, and psychopharmacologist. He specializes in diagnostic and medical services for troubled children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Parker’s philosophy starts with a consistent practice of teamwork with everyone from the family in the office to a growing team of national and international providers with whom he regularly consults. With 45 + years of experience he works with a variety of treatment issues from the challenging to the apparently simple, with patients who have multiple issues and treatment trials, and those uncomfortable with that first psychiatric consultation. Frequently he presents to a variety of national audiences on topics from neuroimaging to advances in psychopharmacology, and the growing pervasive problems with the downstream brain effects of neurotoxins. Dr. Parker’s diverse background includes psychoanalysis training in personal coaching; certification for use of Nuclear Medicine Pharmaceuticals and as a Radiation Safety Officer by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; and the use of neuroimaging for precise clinical guidelines to choose specific medical interventions with a wide variety of brain conditions. Dr. Parker is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Medical Society of Virginia, Society for Neuroscience, and the medical staff of Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.