Reseacrh interests

Dr Tahir's research interests are

  • Delirium,
  • Medically unexplained symptoms,
  • Depression in general hospital,
  • Effective communication with patients,
  • Teaching and training.

Peer reviewed publications


1.   Hasnain M, Tahir T(2018),Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Non-Substance-Related Delirium—the Gap Between Research Findings and Clinical Practices, Current Treatment Options in Psychaitry,Volume 5 (1), 1-16.

  1. Hitt D, Tahir T, Davies L, et al, (2018) The clinical effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural therapy intervention in a work setting: a 5-year retrospective analysis of outcomes, Journal of Research in Nursing, DOI: 10.1177/174498717745580
  2. Perry B, Salimkumar, D, Green D, Meakin A, Gibson A, Mahjan D, Tahir T, Singh S, (2017) Associated illness severity in schizophrenia and diabetes mellitus: Systematic review, 256, 102-110.
  3. Arif M, Sadlier M, Rajendarkumar D, James J, Tahir T, (2017), A randomised controlled study of mindfulness meditation versus relaxation therapy in the management of tinnitus, Journal of Lyrngology & Otology, 131(6), 501-507.
  4. Tahir T& Mahajan D, (2016), Delirium, Medicine, 44(12), 724-728.
  5. Tahir T,Leadership: (2016) The missing link of medical education. Editorial, (2016) Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College, Student Supplement, 20 (S-1): 1-2.
  6. Hitt D, Tahir T, Davies L, Lanka S et al (2016) Economic assessment of a workplace cognitive behaviour therapy service. Mental Health Practice. 19, 6, 25-31.
  7. Mitchell AJShukla DAjumal HAStubbs BTahir TA.(2014) The Mini-Mental State Examination as a diagnostic and screening test for delirium: systematic review and meta-analysis. Gen Hosp Psychiatry.2014 Nov-Dec; 36(6): 627-33. 
  8. Tahir TA (Dec, 2012). Delirium. Medicine, 40(12), 658-661.
  9. Farewell D, Tahir TA and Bisson J(2012). Statistical methods in randomised controlled trials for deliriumJournal of Psychosomatic Research, 73 (2012) 197–204
  10. Cassidy E, Tahir TAand Morgan E (2012). Psychopharmacology in the medically ill. Seminars in Liaison Psychiatry. Second edition. Royal College of Psychiatrists, pp 378-395. ISBN 978 1 908020 34 5. (Book Chapter).
  11. Tahir TA,Farewell D, Bisson J. (2012) Randomised control trials for delirium: Current evidence and statistical methods, Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 72 (2012) 84–85.
  12. Tahir TA(2011) A review for usefulness of atypical antipsychotics and cholinesterase inhibitors in delirium, Pharmacopsychiatry.(Correspondence)
  13. Tahir TA,Morgan E. Eeles E. (2011). NICE Guideline: Evidence for pharmacological treatment of delirium. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Februrary, 70(2), 197-198.
  14. Tahir TAEeles E, Reddy V, Adeymo T, Muthuvelu P, Chapple S, Phillips B, Farewell D, Bisson. (2010).A randomized control trial of quetiapine versus placebo in the treatment of delirium, Journal of Psychosomatic Research(Nov. 2010), 69, 485-490.
  15. Eeles E, Tahir TA, Johansen A, Bisson JI, Hubbard RE(2009).Comparison of clinical assessment and actigraphy in the characterization of deliriumJournal of Psychosomatic Research, 67, 103-104.
  16. Bourne R, Tahir TA, Brothwick M and Sampson L (2008)Drug treatment of delirium: Past, present and future,65, 273-282.
  17. Tahir TA, Bisson JI, and Wilcox J. (2005).Copying clinic letters to psychiatric patients, Psychiatric Bulletin, 29: 327-329. 
  18. Tahir TA(2005). The NHS International Fellowship Scheme Psychiatric Bulletin,29, 116.(Correspondence)



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