New ADHD Medication Rules Is a Best Seller At Amazon

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 Testimonials: On Parker and New Rules

New Rules Best Seller Update

New ADHD Medication Rules hit the Amazon Best Seller lists in 6 different categories, 3 in paperback, 3 with the eBook version at Kindle – less than 3 months after it hit the brick and mortar stores. These readers tell you what they think about New Rules, and fresh testimonials arrive frequently over at Amazon, both in Kindle and paperback.

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Real ADHD Life and Pain In Europe – Suicide Matters

Tired – [Anonymous, too-typical comment on New Rules written here at CorePsych]:

I do not know if you will see my post, but here it goes. I have been planning my suicide for the past 2 months, and the date was set to yesterday. 2 days ago, i came across your book on the kindle store, i bought it and dazed through it in just a day. I live in Europe, in a place where not much is known about ADHD. I was “diagnosed” when i was 23, i am now 28. I was successfully treated with mph for 2 years. After that, it just fizzled out. I was given Wellbutrin (spaced me out for 9 hours after taking it and sped me up after 10 hours, dilated pupils and… I sought treatment abroad, still within the EU, in countries where Adderall xr was available (but unlicensed). Same experience with adderall xr, 1 hour i would be extremely foggy, the next hour i would be hyper, then crash, then hyper. Gave up, came back to my home town, and decided to go for tons of tests, as i felt that meds should be stable, and that if not, something is not right with me. Doctors over here are extremely old fashioned. Neurologists just shrugged me off, gastroenterologists told me there is nothing wrong with me, without actually testing me. Physicians told me i am obsessing, one ordered blood testing, but even tho some results were not normal, they were still within range. Told them to check hormones for adrenal fatigue – they told me it doesn’t exist. Told them to test me for candidiasis – the main hospital didn't know what kind of test they had to do. Requested hair analysis – they literally started laughing. Now, after years and years this, i am financially in ruins, i was an A student at uni, dropped out when mph fizzled out, never finished my studies. I have no job, and cannot even imagine myself working, i just feel brain damaged. I am prescribed dex, no one has any experience here, i have to figure out how much to take. The latest addition; seroquel for mood disorder. Made everything better for first 2 weeks, now am back to where i was. I have developed weird rashes all over my body, i am constantly fatigued, at times i am not even able to get out of bed.

To cut a long story short, i just want to thank you for your book, because after going through it i decided to postpone my suicide. It gave me a tiny bit of hope; that maybe someday, maybe, i will be OK. Thanks,


Expert Testimony

Daniel Amen, Author: Healing ADD, NYT Best selling Author, CEO, Amen Clinics – Reviews Paperback Ed.

An excellent resource filled with very useful, practical information from someone who has treated thousands of children and adults with ADHD. New Medication ADHD Rules is clear, easy to read, filled with case stories and provides clarity for what is often a confusing issue for patients and their families.


Gina Pera, Author: Is It You Me or Adult ADD? – Winner of Four National Book Awards

Dr. Charles Parker is the leading light now on comprehensive ADHD medical treatment. I encourage you to BUY HIS [New ADHD Medication Rules] BOOK AND READ IT.  It will save you (and your child) many missteps, wrong turns, lost years, and worse. If I may say so, he simply cannot tell you all you need to know (or even a fraction of it) here in a post, based on limited information. it’s amazing that Dr. Parker devotes so much time to attempting it.  That’s just another of his qualities that make him so special. But really you must educate yourself. Read what he has written in the book.  Ask your prescribing physician to buy a copy.  Watch his podcasts/videos. Take advantage of all the information he has generously posted here.  This education process must happen from the grass-roots level — with us who know the impact of poor medical treatment helping to educate more physicians. And if you can, pursue the NeuroScience testing with him. It made a HUGE difference in our house.  So many doctors are operating circa 1978. Dr. Parker is operating circa 2050! Make the most of it for yourself and your loved ones.


Glen Hogard, ADHD Coach: SCAC, Co-Founder of ACO: ADHD Coaches Organization  Synapse Coaching

I did a quick check using  the book Answers to Distraction as a ‘width estimate guide' (350 pages), and on my bookshelf I probably have over 15,000 ADHD book pages.  Knowing what I now know from reading Chuck's book, I would give up reading all of them to have had the benefits from Chuck's 154 pages in New ADHD Medication Rules 18 years sooner.


Jennifer Koretsky, Author: Odd One Out: The Maverick's Guide to Adult ADD – Host of Virtual ADHD Conferences

New ADHD Medication Rules is a thorough and practical guide for patients who want to understand their medical treatment options. Dr. Parker does a great job of breaking down the issues that every patient needs to know about, and explains scientific information in a clear manner that is easy to understand and act upon. I recommend New ADHD Medication Rules to all my clients who have questions about how their medication works, and how they can make it work better!


Alan Graham, Ph.D., PCC, SCAC, ACP Consultants 
Board Member, Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC)

After spending my professional career working with ADHD children and adults in my psychology and coaching practices, teaching the ADHD Coaching classes at MentorCoach, and in presentations internationally, I can tell you that Dr. Chuck Parker is the real thing. Chuck is brilliant, unpretentious, cutting-edge, a gifted teacher, deeply engaged in the field both with his own patients, with the research, and in his keynotes and consultations to physicians and professionals everywhere. I have worked with Chuck in the past and I know this will be a great class. I'm taking it because I want to hear the latest on ADHD medications from Chuck.


Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, A.C.T., CMC, MCC, SCAC

I am enthusiastically and unreservedly recommending Chuck's class as a multi-certified coaching/coach training pioneer working with ADD since the mid-late 80's. I am the co-founder of the ADD Coaching field, developer and deliverer of the world's first ADD-specific Coach Training and 7 Global ADD Hours/support groups (including the ADD Professionals Expert Speakers Series), and a bunch of other firsts.  I trained many of my colleagues who are now training others.  I am also the self-professed ADD Poster Girl, researching with personal agenda.

In my opinion, CP's work is the FIRST (and, right now, ONLY) look at Executive Functioning Dysregulation causes and interventions through the lens of the body and realities of biology — with an eye on a multifaceted compilation of his in-depth knowledge of scientific findings from the fields of neurology, neuropsychology, cell biology, psycho-pharmacology, patient care, and life success/motivational strategies.

Don't let that scare you – he speaks in plain English, is personable, warm and funny, VERY clear, and can answer questions at all levels with brilliance, sensitivity and compassion.  Whether you are a coach, therapist, neuro-anything, medical doctor, or ADDer who wants to know first-hand, you will be well-served in this brief, virtual training. SIGN UP to BE there!


– Everyone must do themselves a favor and read this [New ADHD Medication Rules] book. It was published just days ago, and contains the latest neuro brain science data relative to consistent positive stimulant medication results. The information contained in this book could possibly be life changing; it sure was for me. I now have a framework to utilize in my Focalin use in its effectiveness, a legitimate source with real world theory's proven to work by Dr Parker.


 From Amazon Kindle Comments: New Rules First Edition


4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Immediate Help, September 2, 2011

Daniel G. Amen (Newport Beach, CA USA) Best Selling Author: Change Your Brain Change Your Life

This review is from Amazon: ADHD Medication Rules (Original Kindle Edition)

ADHD Medication Rules is a comprehensive, immediately helpful book. Both professionals and lay people will benefit from it. It contains detailed information that is scientifically solid, along with stories that make it easily applicable. ADHD is not a single or simple disorder. It is complicated and getting the treatment right can not only improve a person's symptoms it can literally save their school performance, jobs, marriages, finances, and even their lives. I highly recommend this book.


5.0 out of 5 stars very helpful, September 6, 2012

Joy Hughes

This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

I would recommend this book to anyone dealing with ADHD themselves, as a parent, or as a professional. It is full of very helpful and practical information that isn't too technical for people without a medical background. I have already recommended it to several other people I know!


5.0 out of 5 stars ADHD Medication Rules, August 30, 2012


This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

This book takes a thoughtful and in depth look at how medication can be used to treat symptoms of ADHD. It looks past the diagnosis and examines the process of thought and decision making in the brain and how this translates to action (or inaction). Two people with the identical diagnosis can have very different symptoms due to different processes in the brain. Rather than choosing a popular medication and saying, “let's see how that works for you” this book gives you excellent information to review with your doctor. With this information, you can better decide what medication to try and how will you measure if it is working.


5.0 out of 5 stars ADD Medication Rules, August 15, 2012

George H. Glade

This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

This is an excellent book for clinicians. the writer has an excellent understanding of ADD and his level of understanding of ADD and it's permutations is well communicated. This book is for those who want to go beyond a ‘cook book understanding of ADD and the medications used to effectively treat it. It also is an excellent resource for people who have folks in there life who deal with ADD in understanding the nature of ADD. I highly recommend this book for both clinicians and lay people.


5.0 out of 5 stars Finally… a book that explains me to me…., August 12, 2012

S. Davis (Virginia Beach, VA)

This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

If you happen to read just one book on ADHD in your lifetime…I suggest you make it this one. I was diagnosed with ADD at 35 and had more questions than answers. Dr. Parker explains how to get the most out of your medicine and writes in such a way that my attention didn't wane which obviously is an accomplishment in and of itself. I can easily see this book as a way to work with the medication instead of taking it and expecting miracles but getting none. Buy this book and choose enlightenment.


5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshingly sapient model of ADHD, August 5, 2012

Tony Borell

This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

There are countless texts out there on ADHD; the vast majority of them are largely worthless, often not grounded in sound neuroscience. ADHD Medication Rules is quite the change of pace. Dr. Parker draws on both research in SPECT imaging and his own clinical practice to deliver a text that's founded in sound, modern neuroscience and contains practical information that's immediately applicable.

Dr. Parker puts forth a model of ADHD that really quite impressed me, going far beyond the typical ‘hyperactive/inattentive' binary. It's one I'm eager to discuss with my own psychiatrist next appointment. Moreover, the chapter on metabolism/diet/&c and medication efficacy was really especially enlightening, and worth the price of admission alone. The writing itself (jobless humanities nerd who cares about these things checking in) is lively and engaging, even when discussing hard science. Highly recommended.


5.0 out of 5 stars Participate in your ADHD treatment., July 22, 2012

Thomas Martin

This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

Dr. Parker's book “Rules” is the absolute best book on ADHD medications that I, an adult ADHD person, have ever read. It was also a difficult read because Dr. Parker seems to be writing to several audiences at the same time.

His main point to ADHD patients is that ADHD medications work best when the child or adult patient participates in the treatment plan. He describes the common ADHD medications and how they work. He explains why medicines work differently on different people. He gives patients some methods to measure the quantitative results of the medication so that the patient and doctor can successfully “tune up” the prescription. He describes how to choose your ADHD medical team. He gives lots of anecdotal cases and their results.

Sprinkled throughout the book are undefined medical terms, complicated descriptions of medical conditions, warnings of drug interactions sometimes ignored by ADHD practitioners, and paragraphs seemingly aimed at doctors rather than patients. All of these items are educational but difficult reading. [Ed note: Corrected in the PB edition]

That said, this book is a must read for any ADHD adult or parent of an ADHD child who wants to steer a clear path through an ADHD treatment program.


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars A REAL LIFE CHANGER, February 21, 2012


This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

About 5 years ago I realized I was mentally exhausted; a lifetime of being miserable and unable to make decisions. I couldn't stop my racing thoughts. I found Dr. Parkers “CorePsych Blog” website and watched the eight “ADHD med” tutorial videos. Then I finally purchased the eBook “ADHD Medication Rules.” IT'S A LIFECHANGER. The books is a MUST READ for anyone with ADHD – or anyone seeking knowledge regarding ADHD, Serotonin, Dopamine and much, much more. I have no medical background but I'm able to read and re-read the “Rules” book. My notes are streamlined – allowing me to laser focus on my ADHD. I want to thank Dr. Parker and encourage him to continue his open and bold work in the area of ADHD.


5.0 out of 5 stars Opening New Doors, November 7, 2011

Mike Nachman: Owner of Solid Ground ADHD Consulting

This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

Dr. Parker closes the door on confusion and opens a new one. When you read this book you walk into a world of understanding. Dr. Parker offers his readers an entertaining, thoughtful, and insightful look at complex issues regarding ADHD, medication and how biological variables affect both. This book is a must read for anybody who has or works with ADHD individuals.


5.0 out of 5 stars You need to buy this book!, September 15, 2011

gary j schillSee all my reviews

This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

I have tried everything. Meds made everything worse. No more throwing darts guessing what to do. I found Dr. Parker's web site and read his book. I finally found the answers I was working many years to find. I detoxed my gut and liver. Did allergy testing, avoided allergic foods and take allergy shots. The neurotransmitter testing was the key. It explained everything. I went with Dr. Parker's recommendations. Go to the CorePsych web site. Read his book. Call his office and talk with him. It might be the best move you will ever make.


6 of 6 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Life Changing Resource for Anyone with Questions about ADHD medications – A must read!, September 8, 2011

Ariane Benefit “M.S.Ed. Coach, Author, Speaker”

This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

As a Life Design coach who has ADHD myself and coaches people with ADHD, I often get asked about medications. I am so grateful to Dr. Parker for writing this book! I recommend it to all my ADHD clients. It's truly a life saver in a world where, unfortunately, there are still many doctors who believe that the best way to medicate is to ask “is it working?” you say no or I don't know and they just keep increasing the dosage. It happened to me – my meds psychiatrist was highly recommended to me, but clearly, she actually knew very little about ADD and I suffered terrible side effects from overmedication. I now have the right meds at the right dose, and so do many of my clients thanks to Dr. Parker's work. This book should be required reading for ALL medical students and anyone who diagnoses, treats, parents, or teaches people with ADHD.


Roger C. Parker “Roger shows authors how to d… (Dover, NH)

This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

At last there's a practical, readable guide for those suffering from ADHD…and the side effects that frequently accompany ADHD medications.

Dr. Charles Parker's (no, not a relation) ADHD Medication Rules offers a practical guide for patients who want to know more about their options, as well as their parents, their partners

ADHD Medication Rules is also relevant reading for physicians and general practitioners who often lack specialized expertise in ADHD medications (psychotropic medications) and how they interact with other existing conditions.

Where ADHD Medication Rules comes into its own is the light it shines on the multiplicity of factors that determine an individual's reaction to prescribed ADHD medications. ADHD medications not only interact with other medicines patients may be taking, but a host of physiological, psychological, and lifestyle factors influence their effectiveness.

Most important, as Dr. Parker points out in several chapters, ADHD symptoms often mask other conditions, i.e., depression, brain injury, or underlying physical conditions.

Not a textbook, and not an overly-simplistic “cure all,” ADHD Medication Rules delivers a readable, learned perspective that can save patients, parents, their partners a lot of wasted time and unnecessary pain. It will help you ask the right questions to your prescribing physician


19 of 19 people found the following review helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars Finally Some Answers, September 4, 2011

Juls in VA

This review is from: ADHD Medication Rules (Kindle Edition)

For the last 10 years I have been searching for the right help for my two wonderful but challenging children. Extremely mild autism? OCD? Anxiety? Depression? ODD? ADHD? Bipolar? Nothing quite fit, but problems were real and ongoing. These are kids that initially present as normal. No special ed or noticeable special needs, both high IQ and generally doing well in school. But parenting challenges have been overwhelming! One has emotional/anger issues the other struggles with more sensory/social issues. We've seen multiply professionals and tried counseling and a host of other non-medicine interventions (supplements, diet changes, interactive metronome, occupational therapy and more). Over the last year we did try an anti-depressant, mood stabilizer (caused night mares) and two stimulants (both dosed too high) for my oldest- all short term attempts that ended quickly because of horrible side effects. I thought I had run out of options and felt pretty hopeless until I began reading, listening to and watching the blogs, podcasts and cinch-casts that Dr. Parker has freely available online. His explanation of THINKING ADHD (cognitive overabundance) was exactly what I had been trying to describe to professionals for ten years! I had been calling it “stuckness”. This is primarily what my kids struggle with. My children, and perhaps many of our family members, fall into this ADHD subset that I had never had fully explained before this book. I now also know why the medicines that were attempted failed so miserably. In all attempts they had been used incorrectly and had failed in the exact ways that Dr. Parker predicts in his book. The unique way that each individual metabolizes medicine must be considered when dosing, drug interactions must be accounted for when dosing and first and foremost you must know what you are treating!

I also now realize that there is likely more to this picture than just cognitive overabundance and depression. These cognitive brain issues are often caused by, or at least highly influenced by, problems in the immune, endocrine or hormonal systems of the body. Both of my children show hints of problems in these areas as well. Tests are available to help sort out these issues. I know we have a road ahead of us, but I finally have a clear path that makes sense. And, by the way, for the last ten days my oldest has been on new medicines (ones that should work for him and are dosed very low just according to Parker's Rules) and he has never felt better. This is a teen who angrily swore off all medicine and is now, with this attempt, very pleased with how he is functioning. And finally we now know what exactly we are looking for when it comes to medication. This is so much better the “take it and see approach” that sorely let us down.

Interestingly, years ago I had read through some of Dr. Amen's books and online information. Amen and Parker have worked together. Dr. Amen's six ADHD categories still left me at a bit of a loss when considering my children specifically. And the idea of a SPECT scan, while interesting and very likely valuable, seemed a bit too invasive, expensive and controversial for my children. In contrast, Dr. Parker explains ADHD in three categories: acting, thinking and avoidant, each with subsets. This framework finally fit my experience. It's amazing how hopefully I now feel about the future.
If you are on the fence about buying this book, I would read through a bunch of the free information you can find from Dr. Parker online. He is currently hyping the book quite a bit on his blog which was honestly was an initial turn off for me, but once I realized how much info he was freely providing and how much I was learning from him, I was ready to spend the $ for the kindle version. It's an easy, clear read with very specific recommendations about ADHD types, medicines and dosages, sleep issues, breakfast and finding a doctor who will treat you as a full person and look beyond ADHD for underlying issues. I don't normally write a book review, but I am more than pleased with what I have learned and the path that we are now on.


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