Joseph Hayes

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Joe is a Medical Research Council Fellow in the UCL Division of Psychiatry and an NHS Psychiatrist in Camden and Islington Foundation Trust. His research explores the life course epidemiology of bipolar disorder, risk factors, prodrome and long-term outcomes, including physical health problems. He uses routine data from primary and secondary care electronic health records and population cohorts to further our understanding of the epidemiology of bipolar disorder. He is also interested in the pharmacoepidemiology and physical health effects in severe mental illness, and the social determinants of severe mental health problems. He is Trainee Editor of BJPsych. You can find Joe on Twitter: @in_psych


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CBT and severity of depression


Joe Hayes summarises a new meta-analysis in the British Journal of Psychiatry that shows how the initial severity of depression does not alter the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy.

This is the first in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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Evidence-based guidelines for treating bipolar disorder


Joseph Hayes summarises the recent British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines for the treatment of bipolar disorder, and compares their recommendations with those found in the NICE bipolar disorder guidance from 2014.

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