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NICE guidance on psychological treatments for bipolar disorder: searching for the evidence

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-8
Number of pages3
JournalThe lancet. Psychiatry
Early online date4 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2016


The recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines for bipolar disorder offer a number of recommendations for the psychological treatment of bipolar disorder. Scrutiny of the evidence on which these guidelines are based reveals significant flaws in the methodology and conduct of the relevant meta-analyses, and calls into question the interpretation of the evidence.


This is the accepted manuscript version of the following article: S. Jauhar, P. J. McKenna, K. R Laws, ‘NICE guidance on psychological treatments for bipolar disorder: disorder for the evidence’ The Lancet Psychiatry, Vol 3(4): 386-388, first published online 5 February 2016, doi: This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

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