Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Author(s) : Tom Burns

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Book Details

  • Publisher : Oxford U.P.
  • Published : October 2018
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 168
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 93546
  • ISBN 13 : 9780198826200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198826
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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 psychiatry's past mistakes, before looking forward to the likely changes in its future practice with artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

About the Author(s)

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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