Tom Burns

Tom Burns is Professor of Social Psychiatry at Oxford University. From the late 1980s he has conducted research, in addition his clinical and teaching work, and has produced nearly 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles. His work into Assertive Community Treatment care for severe psychosis, home based care for general psychiatry, and services to help patients with schizophrenia return to work, has been internationally important. He is currently researching a number of aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, especially those which are experienced as unequal or coercive.

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Assertive Outreach in Mental Health: A Manual for Practitioners

Assertive Outreach in Mental Health: A Manual for Practitioners

by Tom Burns, Mike Firn

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Assertive outreach is a treatment for the severely mentally ill in the community. It involves taking services to the patients rather than requiring them to attend hospitals and clinics. The model is... (more)

Community Mental Health Teams: A Guide to Current Practices

Community Mental Health Teams: A Guide to Current Practices

by Tom Burns

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Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) have evolved over the last 30-40 years to serve patients with mental illnesses who would previously have been treated in large mental hospitals. They play a... (more)

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

by Tom Burns

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Psychiatry is now a highly visible activity - care in the community, compulsion, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse mean that few people are not touched by it. Indeed one in four of us will consult a... (more)

Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry

by Tom Burns

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In this deeply thoughtful, descriptive and sympathetic book, Tom Burns reviews the historical development of psychiatry. What he reveals is that mental illnesses are intimately tied to that which... (more)

Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction

Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction

by Tom Burns

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Psychotherapy and counselling are now widely available to help people overcome emotional and psychological difficulties in their lives. They involve spending time with a professional in an... (more)

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

by Tom Burns

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Tom Burns explores the nature of psychiatry today, focusing on what it can and cannot do, and considering the main disorders it covers. Discussing the philosophical issues of psychiatry, he reveals... (more)

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