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Call for Papers: Treatment-resistant mood disorders

Themed issue – January 2019

Treatment-resistant mood disorders

Call for papers

Mood disorders—principally comprising the common conditions of bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, along with related variations thereof—are one of the leading causes of ill-health worldwide and a leading “burden of disease” category.

In January 2019, the British Journal of Psychiatry will be publishing a themed issue containing papers related to all aspects of treatment resistance germane to these conditions. We now invite submissions describing original research and systematic reviews, along with Commentaries and pieces for our Analysis section. All approaches are welcome—from neurobiology to psychosocial aspects to service delivery innovations.

Please submit your paper for the January 2019 issue via our online system as soon as possible, and by no later than 1 June 2018. Please indicate in your relevance statement/cover letter that the manuscript has been submitted in response to this call for papers. Pre-submission queries and abstracts can be sent to the Themed Issue Editors for consideration to

When preparing a paper for submission, please consult our instructions for contributors.

Following the highest traditions of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, we hope that the wisdom distilled in these articles will go some way to guiding our profession in alleviating the suffering caused by these illnesses.

To find out more, or to inform us of your intention to submit, please contact