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Tyler A. Durns

Tyler A. Durns, MD

Languages spoken: English
  • Tyler Durns, MD, Assistant Professor (Clinical), earned his medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed Adult Psychiatry residency at the University of Utah where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Durns subsequently completed his fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry with the University of California Davis Division of Psychiatry and the Law. He is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry by the ABPN. Dr. Durns' clinical interests include treatment-resistant mood disorders, trauma and other related disorders, borderline personality disorder, neuropsychiatric disorders, existential and behavioral psychotherapies, and advanced psychopharmacology. His forensic interests include cults and undue influence, violence risk assessment, affirmative defenses, psychopathy, malingering, and psychiatric disability. Dr. Durns is excited to be continuing his work as a member of both the clinical adult inpatient and outpatient teams at the University of Utah Huntsman Mental Health Institute. He will also be serving as a supervisor and educator for psychiatry residents and fellows and assisting the Department of Neurology with specialized patient consultations.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
  • Tyler Durns, MD, Assistant Professor (Clinical), earned his medical degree at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed Adult Psychiatry residency at the University of Utah where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Durns subsequently completed his fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry with the University of California Davis Division of Psychiatry and the Law. He is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry by the ABPN. Dr. Durns' clinical interests include treatment-resistant mood disorders, trauma and other related disorders, borderline personality disorder, neuropsychiatric disorders, existential and behavioral psychotherapies, and advanced psychopharmacology. His forensic interests include cults and undue influence, violence risk assessment, affirmative defenses, psychopathy, malingering, and psychiatric disability. Dr. Durns is excited to be continuing his work as a member of both the clinical adult inpatient and outpatient teams at the University of Utah Huntsman Mental Health Institute. He will also be serving as a supervisor and educator for psychiatry residents and fellows and assisting the Department of Neurology with specialized patient consultations.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Psychiatry -Primary
    Academic Divisions Adult Psychiatry
    Board Certification
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)

    Education history

    Fellowship Forensic Psychiatry - University of California, Davis Fellow
    Adult Psychiatry (with emphasis in Neuropsychiatry) - University of Utah School of Medicine Chief Resident
    Residency Adult Psychiatry (with emphasis in Neuropsychiatry) - University of Utah School of Medicine Assistant Chief Resident
    Adult Psychiatry (with emphasis in Neuropsychiatry) - University of Utah School of Medicine Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine (with Distinction in Research Leadership and Innovation, and Commitment to Underserved People) - University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson M.D.
    Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology; Minor: Chemistry & Psychology - University of Arizona B.Sc. (Hons)

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Lewis BR, Garland EL, Byrne K, Durns T, Hendrick J, Beck A, Thielking P (2023). HOPE: A Pilot Study of Psilocybin Enhanced Group Psychotherapy in Patients With Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage, 66(3), 258-269.
    2. Durns T (2022). Pharaohs, Philosophers, and Freud - Tracing Bias in Modern Correlates of Hysteria. J Psychohist, 49(4), 298-312.
    3. Durns T, Gethin-Jones T, Monson E, ODonohoe J (2022). Response of US psychiatric programs to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on trainees. BMC Med Educ, 22(1), 229.
    4. Durns T (2021). Do no harm in due process - a historical analysis of social determinates of institutionalization in the USA. Hist Psychiatry, 32(4), 478-487.
    5. Durns T (2017). Dave and the person in the room. Int J Psychiatry Med, 53(1-2), 103-107.
    6. Murzl CA, Durns TA, Mowrey LT, Tubbs AS, Boeve SA (2017). A Medical Student-Run Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic: One Institution's Experience. Acad Psychiatry, 41(5), 582-586.

    Review

    1. OConnell PH, Durns T, Kious BM (2020). Risk of suicide after discharge from inpatient psychiatric care: a systematic review. [Review]. Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract, 25(4), 356-366.

    Book Chapter

    1. Durns T, Tolton D, Nguyen S, Neha J (2020). Indications for Psychotherapy in Older Adults. In Tampi RR, Yarns BC, Zdanys KF, Tampi DJ (Eds.), Psychotherapy in Later Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Case Report

    1. Durns T, Rich B, Benson C, Mickey B, Weischedel K (2020). A Case of Biopharmaceutical-Induced Catatonia and the Implication of a Novel Mechanism. J ECT, 36(3), e29-e30.
    2. Grey JS, Durns T, Kious BM (2020). Pseudologia Fantastica: An Elaborate Tale of Combat-related PTSD. J Psychiatr Pract, 26(3), 241-245.

    Other

    1. Cooke B, Levine H, Durns T, Hall RA (Spring 2022). Post-COVID Guide on Nonprescribed Medications.
    2. Durns TA, OConnell PH, Shvartsur A, Grey JS, Kious BM (2021). Effects of temporary psychiatric holds on length of stay and readmission risk among persons admitted for psychotic disorders. Int J Law Psychiatry (76, p. 101695). Netherlands.
    3. Durns T, Blum AW, Adhia SG (Spring 2021). fMRI in the Courtroom.
    4. Spooner E, McLaughlin BM, Lepow T, Durns TA, Randall J, Upchurch C, Miller K, Campbell EM, Fares H (2013). Systematic screens for proteins that interact with the mucolipidosis type IV protein TRPML1. PLoS One (8(2), pp. e56780). United States.
    5. Dang H, Klokk TI, Schaheen B, McLaughlin BM, Thomas AJ, Durns TA, Bitler BG, Sandvig K, Fares H (2011). Derlin-dependent retrograde transport from endosomes to the Golgi apparatus. Traffic (12(10), pp. 1417-31). England.
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