• 1226 Citations
1993 …2019

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Research Interests:

Physical symptoms: particularly where the symptoms are disproportionate to the demonstrable disease. This includes so-called "Medically Unexplained Symptoms". My interests include both capturing symptoms using diary methods and interpreting them as the result of biological mechanisms.

Clinician-patient communication: particularly around the nature and value of safe effective reassurance

Database studies, particularly of prescribing for mental health

E-health interventions: including interpretation of data from telemonitoring and the Help4Mood programme to support depression care

Complexity and healthcare: the implications for health services of the science of complex systems

Research Keywords:

Medically unexplained symptoms

Somatoform disorders







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Research Output

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    A taxonomy of explanations in a general practitioner clinic for patients with persistent “medically unexplained” physical symptoms

    Morton, L., Elliott, A., Cleland, J., Deary, V. & Burton, C., 1 Feb 2017, In : Patient Education and Counseling. 100, 2, p. 224–230 7 p.

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    Open Access
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