Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
This short post simply provides two more important tools for your clinical mind-inquiry toolbox – even beyond ADHD. At CorePsych we frequently see individuals with heart breaking Treatment Failure who simply don't improve after trying everything – especially after using a variety of psychiatric medications with exemplary medical participation.
I've experienced these clinical findings repeatedly at CorePsych before understanding these important, measurable candida challenges. For example: I've worked hard to investigate every medical angle, from laboratory measurements,1 to meds, to supplements – all well documented with hard laboratory data to assemble highly specific intervention strategies.
The clinical presentation is: Treatment Failure. I know the cause is biomedical, but just can't find the culprit in the tests I've used – because the patient doesn't yet respond.
For many with treatment failure: consider a possible Candida yeast invasion2 – living in your entire bio-system – for years. From ADHD to Bipolar, to Autism and Psychosis, candida can create remarkably diverse symptom presentations [link to article by Dr Crook].
See this excellent Test Results summary with references from Dr Shaw at Great Plains Labs for Candida pathophysiology involved with various psychiatric conditions including Autism, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, & Fibromyalgia.
Witness this oft-repeated psychiatric office Treatment Failure scenario: Phase 1: The patient doesn't respond to good medicine and precise psychiatric medical treatment strategies. Phase 2: Taking the Treatment Failure presentation a bit further the doctor has stepped out the traditional psych-meds-only box to explore additional biomedical testing to evaluate Phase 1 Treatment Failure. Excellent findings from biomedical testing with, for example, neurotransmitters, IgG, and Tissue Mineral analysis provide helpful results, and the patient improves somewhat. But the patient is still not improving fully – something is missing.
Consider the reality of comorbid Candida. Review the multiple candida references in the books below.2 And do review this comprehensive review regarding specific Candida Testing from the lab we use at CorePsych: Great Plains Laboratory
Deep Laboratory Candida Testing Details: Here
IgG & OATS Testing at CorePsych – Detailed PDF, Pg 2
It's time for preliminary home Candida Screening with either one or both of these two easy, easily downloadable tests:
> Affiliate Link: http://corepsych.com/gut
> Download Her Candida Seminar in PDF: http://www.corepsych.com/gates-pdf
We treat this Herx reaction very specifically at CorePsych
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Dr Charles Parker
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