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‘Excellent school performance at age 16 and risk of adult bipolar disorder: national cohort study’

Dr James MacCabe is an honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the National Psychosis Unit. He graduated in medicine from the University of London and completed his basic and higher specialist training in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in 2004. In 2006 he obtained an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and he obtained his PhD in 2008. Dr MacCabe was awarded a Clinical Senior Lectureship in 2009 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Dr MacCabe conducts research into the causes and consequences of psychoses using the tools of life course epidemiology. Much of his research is conducted in collaboration with international partners in Sweden and elsewhere. Here, James discusses his recent paper on ‘Excellent school performance at age 16 and risk of adult bipolar disorder: national cohort study’ with Dr Ovais Badat. The paper was published in the February issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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