Articles by Author: Jonathan K Burns

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  1. The clinical impact of a positive family history of psychosis or mental illness in psychotic and non-psychotic mentally ill adolescents

    The clinical impact of a positive family history of psychosis or mental illness in psychotic and non-psychotic mentally ill adolescents

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Background: A family history of psychosis is associated with negative clinical characteristics of psychosis.
  2. Clinical correlates of first episode early onset psychosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Clinical correlates of first episode early onset psychosis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Background: The study of first episode early onset psychosis can yield many clues to understanding the early development of psychosis and guide interventions to decrease psychosis risk and improve outcome. The aim of the study was to investigate the socio-demographic...
  3. Cannabis and mental illness in adolescents: a review

    Cannabis and mental illness in adolescents: a review

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    This article reviews the literature on the association between cannabis exposure and mental illness in adolescents and provides the clinician with an evidence base to address cannabis use with teenagers. Traditionally cannabis was considered a benign recreational drug with low...
  4. Substance use in adolescents with mental illness in Durban, South Africa

    Substance use in adolescents with mental illness in Durban, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Comorbid substance use in adolescents with mental illness is often an indicator of poor treatment outcome. This study aims to determine the prevalence of, and associated risk factors for, substance use in adolescents with mental illness attending a mental health...
  5. Primary care screening and risk factors for postnatal depression in Zimbabwe: A scoping review of literature

    Primary care screening and risk factors for postnatal depression in Zimbabwe: A scoping review of literature

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Postnatal depression (PND) exerts a significant burden on the global public health system, globally affecting approximately 10 to 20% of women. Despite the recently reported high prevalence of PND in Zimbabwe, it is rarely diagnosed or appropriately managed in primary...
  6. Psychometric Properties and Factorial Structure of the State Trait Anxiety Inventory-Trait Version (STAI-T) in Caribbean University Students

    Psychometric Properties and Factorial Structure of the State Trait Anxiety Inventory-Trait Version (STAI-T) in Caribbean University Students

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The study investigated the psychometric properties of the State Trait Anxiety Inventory—Trait Scale (STAI-T: Spielberger, 1983) in a Caribbean university student sample. Participants were 415 undergraduate students (75% female) who completed the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-Trait Version (STAI-T; Spielberger, 1983), Beck...
  7. Cannabis use and family history in adolescent first episode psychosis in Durban, South Africa

    Cannabis use and family history in adolescent first episode psychosis in Durban, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    Objectives: To investigate the clinical correlates of cannabis use in adolescents with first episode psychosis (FEP).
  8. Book Review

    Book Review

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
  9. The young, the rich, and the beautiful: Secrecy, suspicion and discourses of AIDS in the South African lowveld

    The young, the rich, and the beautiful: Secrecy, suspicion and discourses of AIDS in the South African lowveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This article investigates emic accounts of the AIDS deaths that have occurred in a village in the Bushbuckridge district of the South African lowveld. I argue that whilst AIDS was publicly hidden and shrouded in secrecy, private gossip created moral...
  10. Rumours about blood and reimbursements in a microbicide gel trial

    Rumours about blood and reimbursements in a microbicide gel trial

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A rumour that emerged during a microbicide gel trial tells the tale of clinic staff purchasing trial participants’ blood. This paper documents the rumour and explores its divergent interpretations and meanings in relation to the context of the trial and...