Guy Goodwin

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Professor Guy Goodwin is Senior Research fellow at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, where he was previously WA Handley Professor of Psychiatry. He completed his medical degree and DPhil in Physiology at the University of Oxford and, following his training in psychiatry, became a Clinical Scientist and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Brain Metabolism Unit at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh, UK. Professor Goodwin’s research interests are in the treatment of bipolar disorder and the application of neuroscience in understanding the neurobiology of mood disorders, with a focus on developing new treatments. He has been a lead investigator in clinical trials for bipolar affective disorder, including the BALANCE and CEQUEL studies. He works with industry in developing preclinical models of psychotropic drug action in humans. Professor Goodwin has served as a member of the Wellcome Trust Neurosciences Panel, the Council of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, the Clinical Fellowships Panel and Advisory Board of the MRC, and INSERM’s ANR panel. He was previously President of the British Association for Psychopharmacology and is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Fellow and current President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator.


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Can network meta-analysis decide the best psychosocial intervention for bipolar disorder?


Guy Goodwin and Andrea Cipriani highlight a number of methodological concerns in a new network meta-analysis of psychosocial therapies for the adjunctive treatment of bipolar disorder.

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Is the NICE guideline for bipolar disorder biased in favour of psychosocial interventions?


Guy Goodwin reviews a new paper in the Lancet Psychiatry by Jauhar, McKenna and Laws, that calls into question the trustworthiness of the NICE bipolar disorder guidance.

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