Jonathan K Burns

Summary

Affiliation: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Poverty, inequality and the treated incidence of first-episode psychosis: an ecological study from South Africa
    Jonathan K Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella, Durban 4013, South Africa
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:331-5. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Implementation of the Mental Health Care Act (2002) at district hospitals in South Africa: Translating principles into practice
    J K Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban
    S Afr Med J 98:46-9. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Cannabis use predicts shorter duration of untreated psychosis and lower levels of negative symptoms in first-episode psychosis: a South African study
    J K Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 13:395-9. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Cannabis use and duration of untreated psychosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jonathan K Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Curr Pharm Des 18:5093-104. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Mental health services funding and development in KwaZulu-Natal: a tale of inequity and neglect
    Jonathan K Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban
    S Afr Med J 100:662-6. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Causal attributions, pathway to care and clinical features of first-episode psychosis: a South African perspective
    Jonathan K Burns
    Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 57:538-45. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Mental health and inequity: a human rights approach to inequality, discrimination, and mental disability
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Health Hum Rights 11:19-31. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Exposure to trauma and the clinical presentation of first-episode psychosis in South Africa
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella Durban, 4013, South Africa
    J Psychiatr Res 45:179-84. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Dispelling a myth: developing world poverty, inequality, violence and social fragmentation are not good for outcome in schizophrenia
    J Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 12:200-5. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Reconciling 'the new epidemiology' with an evolutionary genetic basis for schizophrenia
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4000 South Africa
    Med Hypotheses 72:353-8. 2009

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. doi request reprint Poverty, inequality and the treated incidence of first-episode psychosis: an ecological study from South Africa
    Jonathan K Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella, Durban 4013, South Africa
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:331-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether measures of poverty and income inequality impact upon the treated incidence of first-episode psychosis (FEP) in the District of Umgungundlovu, South Africa...
  2. ncbi request reprint Implementation of the Mental Health Care Act (2002) at district hospitals in South Africa: Translating principles into practice
    J K Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban
    S Afr Med J 98:46-9. 2008
    ..This paper outlines the rationale and sense behind this legislation, discusses the problems encountered at the 'rock face', and offers solutions to the problem of translating principles into practice...
  3. ncbi request reprint Cannabis use predicts shorter duration of untreated psychosis and lower levels of negative symptoms in first-episode psychosis: a South African study
    J K Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 13:395-9. 2010
    ..The relationship between the clinical presentation of FEP and cannabis abuse is complex and warrants further investigation, especially within the South African context...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cannabis use and duration of untreated psychosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Jonathan K Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Curr Pharm Des 18:5093-104. 2012
    ..Duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) is an important predictor of outcome in first-episode psychosis (FEP). Cannabis use is highly prevalent in FEP patients and it is important to evaluate the potential impact of cannabis use on DUP...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mental health services funding and development in KwaZulu-Natal: a tale of inequity and neglect
    Jonathan K Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban
    S Afr Med J 100:662-6. 2010
    ..As a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, South Africa has committed itself to transformation aimed at ending the inequities that characterise mental health service provision and 'closing the gap'...
  6. doi request reprint Causal attributions, pathway to care and clinical features of first-episode psychosis: a South African perspective
    Jonathan K Burns
    Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 57:538-45. 2011
    ..This is particularly relevant in South Africa where many people subscribe to traditional belief systems and consult traditional healers...
  7. ncbi request reprint Mental health and inequity: a human rights approach to inequality, discrimination, and mental disability
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Health Hum Rights 11:19-31. 2009
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  8. doi request reprint Exposure to trauma and the clinical presentation of first-episode psychosis in South Africa
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Private Bag 7, Congella Durban, 4013, South Africa
    J Psychiatr Res 45:179-84. 2011
    ..To evaluate the relationship between a history of traumatic experiences and the clinical features of first-episode psychosis (FEP)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Dispelling a myth: developing world poverty, inequality, violence and social fragmentation are not good for outcome in schizophrenia
    J Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Afr J Psychiatry (Johannesbg) 12:200-5. 2009
    ..Idealisation of the under-developed South as a haven for schizophrenia sufferers will only add to the already heavy burden experienced by these individuals, their families and these societies in coping with this disabling disease...
  10. doi request reprint Reconciling 'the new epidemiology' with an evolutionary genetic basis for schizophrenia
    Jonathan Kenneth Burns
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4000 South Africa
    Med Hypotheses 72:353-8. 2009
    ..Psychosis therefore, is not just a costly by-product of social brain evolution in modern humans, but is also a consequence of the unhealthy societies we create around us...
  11. doi request reprint Antenatal depression and its risk factors: an urban prevalence study in KwaZulu-Natal
    Liane Manikkam
    Department of Psychiatry, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    S Afr Med J 102:940-4. 2012
    ..Local data on prevalence and risk factors are lacking...