NCMD Publications

Recent Publications in the Scientific Literature from NCMD


Smulders TV, Black-Dominique A, Choudhury TS, Constantinescu SE, Foka K, Walker TJ, Dick K, Bradwel S, McAllister-Williams RH, Gallagher P. (2017). A Real-world What-Where-When Memory Test.  J Vis Exp. 2017 May 16;(123). doi: 10.3791/55646

McAllister-Williams RH, Baldwin DS, Cantwell R, Easter A, Gilvarry E, Glover V, Green L, Gregoire A, Howard LM, Jones I, Khalifeh H, Lingford-Hughes A, McDonald E, Micali N, Pariante CM, Peters L, Roberts A, Smith NC, Taylor D, Wieck A, Yates LM, Young AH; endorsed by the British Association for Psychopharmacology (2017).  British Association for Psychopharmacology consensus guidance on the use of psychotropic medication preconception, in pregnancy and postpartum 2017.  J Psychopharmacol. 31(5):519-552.

Anderson IM, Blamire A, Branton T, Clark R, Downey D, Dunn G, Easton A, Elliott R, Elwell C, Hayden K, Holland F, Karim S, Loo C, Lowe J, Nair R, Oakley T, Prakash A, Sharma PK, Williams SR, McAllister-Williams RH; Ketamine-ECT Study team. (2017).  Ketamine augmentation of electroconvulsive therapy to improve neuropsychological and clinical outcomes in depression (Ketamine-ECT): a multicentre, double-blind, randomised, parallel-group, superiority trial. Lancet Psychiatry. 4(5):365-377.

Anderson IM, Blamire A, Branton T, Brigadoi S, Clark R, Downey D, Dunn G, Easton A, Elliott R, Elwell C, Hayden K, Holland F, Karim S, Lowe J, Loo C, Nair R, Oakley T, Prakash A, Sharma PK, Williams SR, McAllister-Williams RH. (2017). Randomised controlled trial of ketamine augmentation of electroconvulsive therapy to improve neuropsychological and clinical outcomes in depression (Ketamine-ECT study).  Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2017 Mar

Bezzina OM, Gallagher P, Mitchell S, Bowman SJ, Griffiths B, Hindmarsh V, Hargreaves B, Price EJ, Pease CT, Emery P, Lanyon P, Bombardieri M, Sutcliffe N, Pitzalis C, Hunter J, Gupta M, McLaren J, Cooper AM, Regan M, Giles IP, Isenberg DA, Vadivelu S, Coady D, Dasgupta B, McHugh NJ, Young-Min SA, Moots RJ, Gendi N, Akil M, MacKay K; UK Primary Sjögren's Syndrome Registry, Ng WF, Robinson LJ. (2017) Subjective and Objective Measures of Dryness Symptoms in Primary Sjögren's Syndrome - Capturing the discrepancy. Arthritis Care Research, In Press.

Bradley AJ, Webb-Mitchell R, Hazu A, Slater N, Middleton B, Gallagher P, McAllister-Williams RH, Anderson KN. (2017) Sleep and circadian rhythm disturbance in bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine 47(9):1678-1689.

Hodgetts S, Gallagher P, Stow D, Ferrier IN, O'Brien JT. (2017) The impact and measurement of social dysfunction in late-life depression: an evaluation of current methods with a focus on wearable technology. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 32(3):247-255.

O’Brien JT, Gallagher P, Stow D, Hammerla N, Ploetz T, Firbank M, Ladha C, Ladha K, Jackson D, McNaney R, Ferrier IN, Olivier P (2017). A study of wrist-worn activity measurement as a potential real-world biomarker for late life depression. Psychological Medicine, 47, 93-102.

Faye Ryles, Iain Macmillan, Jaime Adan, Thomas Meyer, Jan Scott (2017). Systematic review of the frequency and severity of symptoms of mania and hypomania in children and adolescents compared to adults. Int. J Bipolar Disorders 5(1):4

Sharma, AN, et al. (2017). Facial emotion labelling in unaffected offspring of adults with bipolar I disorder. Journal of affective disorders 208: 198-204.

Zimmerer VC, Watson S, Turkington D, Ferrier IN, Hinzen W (2017). Deictic and propositional meaning – new perspectives on language in schizophrenia, Frontiers in Psychiatry 8:17.

Watson S and Doss A. Commentary on Morriss R, Lobban F, Riste L, et al (2016). Clinical effectiveness and acceptability of structured group psychoeducation versus optimised unstructured peer support for patients with remitted bipolar disorder (PARADES): a pragmatic, multicentre, observer-blind, randomised controlled superiority trial. Lancet Psychiatry 3(11):1029-1038. For publication in Evidence-Based Mental Health. 2017

McAllister-Williams RH, Bones K, Goodwin GM, Harrison J, Katona C, Rasmussen J, Strong S, Young AH. (2017).  Analysing UK clinicians' understanding of cognitive symptoms in major depression: A survey of primary care physicians and psychiatrists.  J Affect Disord. 207:346-352


Moss RA, Finkelmeyer A, Robinson LJ, Thompson JM, Watson S, Ferrier IN, Gallagher P (2016). The task-specificity of intra-individual variability in euthymic bipolar disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry 7:106

Adams T, Pounder Z, Preston S, Hanson A, Gallagher P, Harmer C, McAllister-Williams RH (2016). Test-retest reliability and task order effects of emotional cognitive tests in healthy subjects. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 1247-59.

Craig M, Butterworth CM, K, Nilsson J, Hamilton CJ, Gallagher P, Smulders TV (2016). How does intentionality of encoding affect memory for episodic information? Learning & Memory, 23, 648-659

Clark JE, Osborne JW, Gallagher P, Watson S (2016). A simple method for optimising transformation of non-parametric data: an illustration by reference to cortisol assays. Human Psychopharmacology, 31, 259-67.

Finkelmeyer A, Nilsson J, He J, Stevens L, Maller JJ, Moss RA, Small S, Gallagher P, Coventry K, Ferrier IN, McAllister-Williams RH (2016). Altered hippocampal function in major depression despite intact structure and resting perfusion. Psychological Medicine, 46, 2157-68.

Firbank M, Kobelev X, Cherry G, Killen A, Gallagher P, Burn DJ, Thomas A, O’Brien J, Taylor JP (2016). Neural correlates of attention-executive dysfunction in Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Human Brain Mapping, 37, 1254-70.

GM Goodwin, PM Haddad, IN Ferrier, JK Aronson, TRH Barnes, A Cipriani, DR Coghill, S Fazel, JR Geddes, H Grunze, EA Holmes, O Howes, S Hudson, N Hunt, I Jones, IC Macmillan, H McAllister-Williams, DR Miklowitz, R Morriss, M Munafò, C Paton, BJ Saharkian, KEA Saunders, JMA Sinclair, D Taylor, E Vieta and AH Young. J (2016). Evidence-based guidelines for treating bipolar disorder: Revised third edition recommendations from the British Association for Psychopharmacology Psychopharmacology, 1-59.

McAllister-Williams RH, Anderson IM, Finkelmeyer A, Gallagher P, Grunze HCR, Haddad PM, House AO, Hughes T, Lloyd AJ, Mamasoula C, McColl E, Pearce S,  Siddiqi N,  Sinha B, Steen N, Wainright J, Winter FH, Ferrier IN, Watson S, and the ADD Study Team (2016). Antidepressant augmentation with metyrapone for treatment resistant depression (The ADD Study): a double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry, 3,117-27.

Miskowiak K, Petersen J, Ott C, Knorr U, Kessing LV, Gallagher P, Robinson LJ (2016). Predictors of the discrepancy between objective and subjective cognition in bipolar disorder: a novel methodology. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 134, 511-521.

Moss RA, Finkelmeyer A, Robinson LJ, Thompson JM, Watson S, Ferrier IN, Gallagher P (2016). The impact of target frequency on intra-individual variability in euthymic bipolar disorder: a comparison of two sustained attention tasks. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 16, 106.

Nilsson J, Thomas AJ, Stevens LH, McAllister-Williams RH, Ferrier IN, Gallagher P (2016). The interrelationship between attentional and executive deficits in major depressive disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 134, 73-82.

Redhead A, Jordan G, Ferrier IN, Meyer TD. (2016). Automatic processing of emotional stimuli in euthymic patients with bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 203:339-46.

Robinson LJ, Gray JM, Ferrier IN, Gallagher P (2016). The effect of self-monitoring on Wisconsin Card Sorting Test performance in euthymic patients with bipolar disorder: a pilot study. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 21, 256-70.

Scott J, Marwaha S, Ratheesh A, Macmillan I, Yung A, Morriss R, Hickie I, Bechdolf A (2016). Bipolar at-risk criteria: an examination of which clinical features have optimal utility for identifying youth at risk of early transition from depression to bipolar disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin doi:10.1093/schbul/sbw154

Sharma, A., et al. (2016). Neuropsychological study of IQ scores in offspring of parents with bipolar I disorder. Cognitive neuropsychiatry: 1-11.

Sharma, A., et al. (2016). Incidence, characteristics and course of narrow phenotype paediatric bipolar I disorder in the British Isles. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 134(6): 522-532.

Sharma, A. N., et al. (2016). BAP Position Statement: Off-label prescribing of psychotropic medication to children and adolescents. Journal of Psychopharmacology 30(5): 416-421


Olsen K, Howel D, Barber R, Ford GA, Gallagher P, McAllister-Williams RH, Nilsson J, O'Brien J, Parker J, Thomas A. (2015).  Lessons from a pilot and feasibility randomised trial in depression (Blood pressure Rapid Intensive Lowering And Normal Treatment for Mood and cognition in persistent depression (BRILiANT mood study)).  Pilot Feasibility Stud. 1:44

Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Fourth Edition.  (2015) Edited by Anderson IM and McAllister-Williams RH. CRC Press.  ISBN: 9781498718943.

Cleare A, Pariante CM, Young AH, Anderson IM, Christmas D, Cowen PJ, Dickens C, Ferrier IN, Geddes J, Gilbody S, Haddad PM, Katona C, Lewis G, Malizia A, McAllister-Williams RH, Ramchandani P, Scott J, Taylor D, Uher R & Members of the Consensus Meeting (2015). Evidence-based guidelines for treating depressive disorders with antidepressants: A revision of the 2008 British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines. Journal of Psychopharmacol. 29(5):459-525.

Ferrier IN, Anderson IM, Barnes J, Gallagher P, Grunze HCR, Haddad PM, House AO, Hughes T, Lloyd AJ, Mamasoula C, McColl E, Pearce S, Siddiqi N, Sinha B, Speed C, Steen IN, Wainwright J, Watson S, Winter FH & McAllister-Williams RH (2015) Randomised controlled trial of Antiglucocorticoid augmentation (metyrapone) of antiDepressants in Depression (ADD Study).  Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, Volume: 2 Issue: 4.

Gallagher P, Nilsson J, Finkelmeyer A, Goshawk M, Macritchie KA, Lloyd AJ, Thompson JM, Porter RJ, Young AH, Ferrier IN, McAllister-Williams RH & Watson S (2015) Neurocognitive intra-individual variability in mood disorders: effects on attentional response time distributions. Psychological Medicine 45(14):2985-97.

Gallagher P, Kessels RPC & Gray JM (2015) Fractionation of visuo-spatial memory processes in bipolar depression: a cognitive scaffolding account. Psychological Medicine, 45, 545-558.

Mazurek A, Bhoopathy R, Read JCA, Gallagher P & Smulders TV (2015) Effects of age on a real-world What-Where-When memory task. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7, 74.

Porter RJ, Robinson LJ, Malhi GS, Gallagher P (2015). The neurocognitive profile of mood disorders - a review of the evidence and methodological issues. Bipolar Disorders, 17(s2), 21-40.

Robinson LJ, Gray JM, Burt M, Ferrier IN, Gallagher P. (2015). Processing of Facial Emotion in Bipolar Depression and Euthymia. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 21(9):709-21.

Smart C, Strathdee G, Watson S, Murgatroyd C, McAllister-Williams RH. (2015) Early life trauma, depression and the glucocorticoid receptor gene - an epigenetic perspective.  Psychological Medicine 45(16):3393-410

Wooderson S, Gallagher P, Watson S, Young AH (2015), An exploration of testosterone levels in patients with bipolar disorder British Journal of Psychiatry Open 1 (2) 136-138;



Barron E, Sharma A, Le Couteur J, Rushton S, Close A, Kelly T, Grunze H, Ferrier IN & Le Couteur A (2014) Family environment of bipolar families: a UK study. Journal of affective disorders 152-154: 522-525.

Gallagher P, Gray JM, Watson S, Young AH & Ferrier IN (2014) Neuropsychological functioning in bipolar depression: a component structure analysis. Psychological Medicine, 44, 961-74.

Lloyd AJ, Ali HE, Nesbitt D, Moore PB, Young AH & Ferrier IN (2014) MRI changes in the corpus callosum changes in euthymic bipolar affective disorder. Br J Psychiatry 204:129-36.

McAllister-Williams RH & Yates S (2014) Anxiety and depression: Drugs.  Chapter 11 in ABC of Anxiety and Depression, Edited by Gask L & Chew-Graham C. Wiley Blackwell BMJ Books.

McAllister-Williams RH, Alhaj HA, Massey A, Pankiv J & Reckermann U (2014).  Somatodendritic 5-hydroxytryptamine1A (5-HT1A) autoreceptor function in major depression as assessed using the shift in electroencephalographic frequency spectrum with buspirone.  Psychological Medicine 44:767-77.

Moriarty AS, Bradley AJ, Anderson KA, Watson S, Gallagher P & McAllister-Williams RH (2014). Cortisol awakening response and spatial working memory in man: a U shaped relationship. Human Psychopharmacology, 29, 295–298.

Nilsson J, Thomas A, O’Brien JT & Gallagher P (2014). White matter and cognitive decline in ageing: a focus on processing speed and variability. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20, 262-7.

Watson S, Gallagher P, Dougall D, Porter R, Moncrieff J, Ferrier IN & Young AH (2014). Childhood trauma in bipolar disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48, 564-570.



Berk M, Scott J, Macmillan I, Callaly T & Christensen HM (2013). The need for specialist services for serious and recurrent mood disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 47:815-818.

Bourne C, ……, Ferrier IN, Gallagher P,…… et al. (2013)  Neuropsychological testing of cognitive impairment in euthymic bipolar disorder: an individual patient data meta-analysis.  Acta Psychiatr Scand. 128:149-62.

Coulthard K, Patel D Brizzolara C, Morriss R & Watson S (2013) A feasibility study of expert patient and community mental health team led bipolar psychoeducation groups: implementing an evidence based practice. BMC Psychiatry 13:301.

Cousins DA, Aribisala B, Nicol Ferrier I & Blamire AM (2013) Lithium, gray matter, and magnetic resonance imaging signal. Biol Psychiatry. 73:652-7

Cross-Disorder Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, ……………..Ferrier IN,……et al. (2013) Genetic relationship between five psychiatric disorders estimated from genome-wide SNPs. Nat Genet. 45:984-94.

McAllister-Williams RH, Smith E, Anderson IM, Barnes J, Gallagher P, Grunze HC, Haddad PM, House AO, Hughes T, Lloyd AJ, McColl EM, Pearce SH, Siddiqi N, Sinha B, Speed C, Steen IN, Wainright J, Watson S, Winter FH & Ferrier IN  (2013)  Study protocol for the randomised controlled trial: Antiglucocorticoid augmentation of anti-Depressants in Depression (The ADD Study).  BMC Psychiatry. 13(1):205.

Nilsson J, Ferrier IN, Coventry K, Bester A & Finkelmeyer A (2013) Negative BOLD response in the hippocampus during short-term spatial memory retrieval. J Cogn Neurosci. 25:1358-71.

Robinson LJ, Thompson JM, Gallagher P, Gray JM, Young AH & Ferrier IN (2013) Performance monitoring and executive control of attention in euthymic bipolar disorder: employing the CPT-AX paradigm. Psychiatry Res. 210:457-64

Scott J, Fowler D, McGorry P, Birchwood M, Killackey E, Christensen H, Glozier N, Yung A, Power P, Nordentoft M, Singh S, Brietzke E, Davidson S, Conus P, Bellivier F, Delorme R, Macmillan I, Buchanan J, Colom F, Vieta E, Bauer M, McGuire P, Merikangas K & Hickie I (2013). Adolescents and young adults who are not in employment, education, or training.  347: f5270.