Stuart Passmore author and psychologist

 StuartPassmoreStuart Passmore is a psychologist in private practise, with extensive experience in working with individuals, couples and families.

Stuart specialises in parenting children with behavioural disorders and non-compliant behaviour.  He has developed an evidenced-based Parent Management Training program for parents of children with behavioural disorders ranging from ADHD to Oppositional Defiance Disorder to Conduct Disorder and children with explosive and non-compliant behaviours. Stuart also conducts professional development training workshops on Parent Management Training for behavioural and anxiety disorders.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders right across the world. It is also one of the most misunderstood. Myths that ADHD is caused by sugar or by bad parenting, and shrill headlines claiming that the disorder is simply a confection cooked up by big pharma to pedal drugs to kids, all add to the confusion. Stuart says that we need to understand and accept that ADHD is real. It is a neurological disorder and it can be treated.

In his new book The ADHD Handbook, Passmore sets out to give struggling families what they really want: a no-nonsense tool to help them find out what is going on with their children and to discover how they can help them.

Drawing on the most up-to-date research from around the world this book presents a comprehensive look at ADHD, covering everything from how it is diagnosed to the common myths surrounding what causes it; from the brain anatomy implicated in the disorder to the pros and cons of the various types of medication, and from the most effective psychotherapies to the best parenting