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COVID-19 Update

Due to government advice on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many of our staff are working from home and we are operating a reduced service here at Psicon. You may therefore experience some delays in reaching us by telephone.  If you need to contact us and have access to email, please drop us a line on enquiries@psicon.co.uk.  This inbox is being monitored constantly...

Person-Centred Care: Beyond Diagnosis

Mental health diagnoses can seem at first glance, like a set of well-defined illness that we can clearly and objectively say an individual has or does not have. In reality however, mental wellbeing is much more complicated and subjective to individuals. In their article in response to the release of the American Psychiatric Associations diagnostic Manual (DSM-V), Kinderman, Allsopp & Cooke (2017) discuss the importance of considering...

Developmental difficulties linked to rising number of children with sleep disorders

A BBC report, published online in March 2017, has commented on the increasing number of children with sleep difficulties in the UK. According to the report, doctors currently write ten times more prescriptions for the most common sleep medication – melatonin – than they did ten years ago. In this same time period, there has also been a dramatic...