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Traumatic Brain Injury and the Criminal Justice System

Posted in Psicon's Medico-Legal Services

A recent article in The Lancet Psychiatry (Williams et al, 2018) has discussed the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and unlawful behaviour.

 

TBI occurs when a blow to the head (for instance from a fall or car crash) results in long-lasting damage to the brain. Damage is most commonly found in the frontal lobes, an area important for impulse control...

Person-Centred Care: Beyond Diagnosis

Posted in Psicon's Children, Young People and Family Services

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...

Neurorehabilitation Assistant Training Day at Psicon

Posted in Psicon's Neurorehabilitation at Psicon (NAP)

On Friday 1st December, Psicon hosted a training morning for prospective rehabilitation assistants from the University of Kent.

 

The morning commenced with a talk from Hugh Brunskill, Service Lead of the Neurorehabilitation at Psicon (NAP) Service, explaining the different types of neurorehabilitation offered to people with brain injuries and how these differ in the NHS and when offered...