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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...

NHS to offer more support to mothers struggling with mental health

Recent reports have revealed that the NHS plans to increase the support available to pregnant women and new mothers with mental health problems.

 

The impact of motherhood on a women’s life is invariably significant and often not easy to adapt to.  Hormonal changes and upset sleep patterns – especially when combined with an altered role in the family, reduced social activity, and the...