Francis J. Dunne is Consultant in General Adult Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. Having completed a general practice vocational training rotation, Dr Dunne embarked on a career in psychiatry. His interests span the field of clinical psychiatry, having been responsible for an enormous catchment area in Brentwood, Essex, covering acute adult psychiatry, rehabilitation, and presenile dementia services for over 10 years, during which time he spent 7 years as clinical tutor. He now works for the Romford community mental health team in Essex. Dr Dunne has had articles published on subjects ranging from depression in childhood to subcortical dementia, and for the past few years, herbal medicines, frequently taken by psychiatric patients but which are usually overlooked. He has peer-reviewed papers for leading medical journals. Currently he is working on the state of psychiatry in the NHS, which he sees as in disarray and fragmented, the disintegration being largely self-induced. Dr Dunne is also a classically-trained pianist, and blues guitarist/pianist, who has given many concerts in aid of various charities.
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