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Professor Michael F Farrell  MB, BCh, BAO, MRCP, MRCPsych
Professor of Addiction Psychiatry
Director of Postgraduate Medical Education South London and Maudsley Trust

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Institute of Psychiatry
Box  P048
De Crespigny Park
London
United Kingdom, SE5 8AF

location B 2.02
3 - 4 Windsor Walk
departmentsAcademic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC)
Addictions
Addictions IRG
Psychological Medicine
alsoAlcohol Research
Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry
Funded Research
Policy and Guidelines
Training

biography

Long standing involvement in research, training and policy aspect of addictions services, widely published on aspects of tobacco, alcohol and other drug dependence.
Recent work on National Psychiatric Morbdity Survey, New research on the Evaluation of Integrated Drug Treatment in the prisons (IDTS). Recently published large scale work on national treatment outcomes in drug treatment.

Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Dependence.
Chair of the Addictions Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Member of the World Health Orgnisations Expert Committe on Drug Dependence
Editor with the Drug and Alcohol Group of the Cochrane Collaboration
Assistant Editor Addiction

teaching activities

publications

1. Deary I J, Wessely S, Farrell M (1985), ‘Dementia and Mrs Thatcher’
British Medical Journal 291; 1768
2. McIntyre K, Farrell M P, David A S (1989), ‘What do Psychiatric Inpatients Really Want?’ British Medical Journal 298 159-60
3. McIntyre K, Farrell M , David A, (1989), ‘In-patient Psychiatric Care: The Patients View’ British Journal of Medical Psychology 62, 249-255
4. Herrod J, Farrell M, Strang J (1989), ‘Cleaning Injecting Equipment: A Message Gone Wrong’, British Medical Journal 299:601
5. Farrell M, Battersby M, Strang J (1990), ‘Screening for Hepatitis B and Vaccination of Injecting Drug Users in NHS Drug Treatment Services’ British Journal of Addiction 85:1657-1659.
6. Farrell M P, Lewis G (1990), ‘Discrimination on the Grounds of Diagnosis’, British Journal of Addictions 85, 883-890
7. Burns A, Farrell M P, Christie-Brown J (1990), ‘The First Century; An Audit of One Hundred Transsexual Cases’, British Journal of Psychiatry
8. Battersby M, Farrell M, Gossop M, Robson P and Strang J (1992), ‘Horse Trading: The Prescribing of Injectable Drugs an Evaluation’, Drug and Alcohol Review.
9. Unnithan S, Farrell M (1992), ‘Substance Misuse Problems in an Emergency Clinic’, Journal of Mental Health
10. Farrell M, Ward J, Mattick R, Hall W, Stimson G, Gossop M and Strang J (1994), ‘Methadone Maintenance a Review’, British Medical Journal 309 pp 997-1001
11. Farrell M (1994) ‘Opiate withdrawal’, Addiction, 89:11, 1471-5.
12. Farrell M, Strang J (1995), ‘Compressed opiate withdrawal syndrome and naltrexone’, Journal of Psychopharmacology 9(4) 383-385
13. Neeleman J and Farrell M (August 1997), ‘Fatal Methadone and Heroin Overdose: time trends in England and Wales 1974-1992’ Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Vol 51, No 4 p435-437.
14. Jenkins R, Lewis G, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Meltzer H, Farrell M, Gill B, et al (1997 July), ‘The National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey of Great Britain’, Strategy and Methods Psychol Med 27(4):765-74.
15. Jenkins R, Lewis G, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Meltzer H, Farrell M, Gill B, et al (1997)
‘The National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey - initial findings from the Household Survey’, Psychological Medicine. 27(4):775-789.
16. Strang J, Finch E, Hankinson L, Farrell M Taylor C, Gossop M (1997), ‘Methadone treatment for opiate addition: benefits in the first month’, Addition Research, 5:1 pp71-76
17. Sell L, Farrell M, Robson P (1997), ‘Prescription of Diamorphine, Dipipanone and Cocaine in England and Wales’, Drug and Alcohol Review 16, 221-226
18. Best D, Gossop M, Marsden J, Farrell M, Strang J (1997 Dec), Time of Day of Methadone Consumption and Illicit Heroin Use, Drug Alcohol Depend 49(1):49-54.
19. Strang J, Bearn J, Farrell M, Finch E, Gossop M et al (1998), ‘Route Of Drug Use and Its Implications for Drug Effect, Risk of Dependence and Health Consequences’, Drug and Alcohol Review 17, 197-211.
20. Farrell M , Howes S, Taylor C, Lewis G, Jenkins R, Bebbington et al (1998), ‘Substance Misuse and Psychiatric Comorbidity: An overview of the OPCS National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey’, Addictive Behaviors Vol 23 No 6 pp909-918.
21. Bebbington PE, Dunn G, Jenkins R, Lewis G, Brugha T, Farrell M, Meltzer H (1998 Jan),
‘The influence of Age and Sex on the Prevalence of depressive Conditions: report from the National Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity’, Psychol Med 28(1):9-19.
22. Lewis G, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Farrell M, Gill B, Jenkins R, Meltzer H (1998 Aug 22), ‘Socioeconomic Status, Standard of Living and Neurotic Disorder’, Lancet 352(9128):605-9
23. Fountain J, Griffiths P, Farrell M, Gossop M, Strang J (June 1998), ‘Diversion Tactics: How a Sample of Drug Misusers in Treatment Obtained Surplus Drugs to Sell on the Illicit Market’, Intl Jrnl Drug Policy 9(3) pp 159-167
24. Marsden J, Gossop M, Steward D, Best D, Farrell M, Lehmann P, Edwards C and Strang J (1998) ‘The Maudsley Addiction Profile (MAP), A Brief Instrument for Assessing Treatment Outcome’, Addiction 93 1857-1867.
25. Bebbington, P., Brugha, T., Farrell, M., et al (2000), ‘Neurotic Disorders and the Receipt of Psychiatric Treatment’, Psychological Medicine, 30, 1369-1376.
26. Bebbington, P., Meltzer, T., Farrell, M., et al (2000), ‘Unequal Access and Unmet Need: Neurotic Disorders and the Use of Primary Care Services’, Psychological Medicine, 30, 1359-1367.
27. Bebbington P, Brugha T, Meltzer H, Farrell M, Ceresa C, Jenkins R, Lewis G (2000 May), ‘Psychiatric Disorder and Dysfunction in the UK National Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity’, Social Psychiatry Psychiatric Epidemiology. 35(5):191-7.
28. Meltzer, H., Bebbington, P..Brugha, T, Farrell M., Jenkins R., Lewis G (2000), ‘The Reluctance to Seek Treatment for Neurotic Disorders’, Journal of Mental Health, 9,3, 319-327.
29. Fountain J, Strang J, Gossop M, Farrell M, Griffiths (2000), ‘Prescribed Drugs by Drug Users in Treatment: Analysis of the UK market and new data from London’, Addiction 95(3), 393-406.
30. Best D, Harris J, Gossop M, Farrell M, Finch E, Noble A, Strang J (2000), ‘Use of Non-prescribed Methadone and Other Drugs During Methadone Maintenance Treatment’, Drug and Alcohol Review 19, 9-16.
31. Farrell M, Howes S, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Jenkins R, Lewis G, Marsden J, Taylor C, Meltzer H (2001 Nov), ‘Nicotine, Alcohol and Drug Dependence and Psychiatric Comorbidity: Results of a national household survey’ Br J Psychiatry. 179(5):432-437.
32. Soares BG, Lima MS, Reisser AA, Farrell M (2001). ‘Dopamine Agonists for Cocaine Dependence’ (Cochrane Review), Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD003352.
33. Lima MS, Reisser AA, Soares BG, Farrell M F (2001), ‘Antidepressants for Cocaine Dependence’, (Cochrane Review). Cochrane Syst Rev. 4:CD002950.
34. Lima AR, Lima MS, Soares BG, Farrell M (2001), ‘Carbamazepine for Cocaine Dependence’, (Cochrane Review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 4:CD002023.
35. Keaney F, Strang J, Gossop M, Marshall EJ, Farrell M, Welch S, Hahn B, Gonzalez A (2001 Sep-Oct), ‘A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial of lofexidine in alcohol withdrawal: lofexidine is not a useful adjunct to chlordiazepoxide’, Alcohol. 36(5):426-30.
36. Gowing L, Farrell M, Ali R, White J (2001), ‘Alpha2 adrenergic agonists for the management of opioid withdrawal’, (Cochrane Review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 1:CD002024.
37. Strang J, Marsden J, Cummins M, Farrell M, Finch E, Gossop M, Stewart D, Welch S (2000 Nov). ‘Randomized trial of supervised injectable versus oral methadone maintenance: report of feasibility and 6-month outcome’, Addiction. 95(11):1631-45.
38. Winstock AR, Sheridan J, Lovell S, Farrell M, Strang J (2000 Nov), ‘National survey of hepatitis testing and vaccination services provided by drug services in England and Wales’, European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 19(11):823-8
39. Bebbington P, Brugha T, Meltzer H, Farrell M, Ceresa C, Jenkins R, Lewis G (2000 May), ‘Psychiatric disorder and dysfunction in the UK National Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity’, Social Psychiatry Epidemiology, 35(5):191-7
40. Hickman M, Cox S, Harvey J, Howes S, Farrell M, Frischer M, Stimson G, Taylor C, Tilling K (1999 Nov), ‘Estimating the prevalence of problem drug use in inner London: a discussion of three capture-recapture studies’, Addiction. 94(11):1653-62.
41. Farrell M, Howes S, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Jenkins R, Lewis G, Marsden J, Taylor C, Meltzer H (Nov 2001), ‘Nicotine, alcohol and drug dependence and psychiatric comorbidity. Results of a national household survey’, British Journal of Psychiatry,179, pp432-7.
42. Fillmore K, Roizen, R, Farrell M, Kerr W, Lemmens P (2002), ‘Wartime Paris, Cirrhosis Mortality, and the Ceteris Paribus Assumption’, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, pp 436-446.
43. Coid J, Bebbington, P, Jenkins R, Brugha T, Lewis G, Farrell M, Singleton N (2002), ‘The National Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity Among Prisoners and the Future of Prison Healthcare’, Medicine Science and the Law 42(3), pp 245-250.
44. WHO ASSIST Working Group (2002), ‘The Alcohol, Smoking, Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST): development, reliability and feasibility’, Addiction, 97, pp 1183-1194.
45. Farrell M, Boys A, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Coid J, Jenkins R, Lewis G, Meltzer H, Marsden J, Singleton N, Taylor, C (Nov 2002), ‘Psychosis and drug dependence: results from a national survey of prisoners’, British Journal of Psychiatry, 181, pp 393-8.
46. Howells C, Allen S, Gupta J, Stillwell G, Marsden J, Farrell M. (2002) Prison based detoxification for opioid dependence: a randomised double blind controlled trial of lofexidine and methadone. Drug Alcohol Depend. 1;67(2):169-76
47. Targosz S, Bebbington P, Lewis G, Brugha T, Jenkins R, Farrell M, Meltzer H (2003),
‘Lone mothers, social exclusion and depression’, Psychol Med. 33(4):715-22.
48. Boys A, Farrell M, Taylor C, Marsden J, Goodman R, Brugha T, Bebbington P, Jenkins R, Meltzer H (2003 June), ‘Psychiatric morbidity and substance use in young people aged 13-15 years: results from the Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health’, British Journal of Psychiatry. 182:509-17.
49. Boys A, Marsden J, Stillwell G, Hatchings K, Griffiths P, Farrell M (2003 June), ‘Minimizing respondent attrition in longitudinal research: Practical implications from a cohort study of adolescent drinking’, Journal of Adolescence 26(3):363-73.
50. Singleton N, Farrell M, Meltzer H (2003), ‘Substance misuse among prisoners in England and Wales’, International Review of Psychiatry. 15:150-152.
51. Brugha TS, Morgan Z, Bebbington P, Jenkins R, Lewis G, Farrell M, Meltzer H (2003 Feb), ‘Social support networks and type of neurotic symptom among adults in British households’, Psychological Medicine 33(2):307-18.
52. Boys A, Farrell M, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Coid J, Jenkins R, Lewis G, Marsden J, Meltzer H, Singleton N, Taylor C (2002 Dec), ‘Drug use and initiation in prison: results from a national prison survey in England and Wales’, Addiction. 97(12):1551-60.
53. Coid J, Petruckevitch A, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Bhugra D, Jenkins R, Farrell M, Lewis G, Singleton N (2002 Dec), ‘Ethnic differences in prisoners. 2: risk factors and psychiatric service use’, British Journal of Psychiatry. 181:481-7.
54. Coid J, Petruckevitch A, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Bhugra D, Jenkins R, Farrell M, Lewis G, Singleton N (2002 Dec), ‘Ethnic differences in prisoners. 1: criminality and psychiatric morbidity’, British Journal of Psychiatry. 181:473-80 Targosz S, Bebbington P, Lewis G, Farrell M et al (2003) Lone mothers, social exclusion and depression Psychological medicine Volume: 33 Issue: 4 Pages: 715-722
55. Hickman M, Carnwath Z, Madden P, Farrell M et al. (2003) Drug-related mortality and fatal overdose risk: Pilot cohort study of heroin users recruited from specialist drug treatment sites in London Journal of Urban Health-bulletin of the New York Academy o f Medicine Volume: 80 Issue: 2 Pages: 274-287
56. Boys A, Marsden J, Stillwell G, Farrell M et al. (2003) Minimizing respondent attrition in longitudinal research: Practical implications from a cohort study of adolescent drinking Journal of Adolescence Volume: 26 Issue: 3 Pages: 363-373
57. Brugha TS, Morgan Z, Bebbington P, Farrell M et al (2003) Social support networks and type of neurotic symptom among adults in British households. Psychological Medicine Volume: 33 Issue: 2 Pages: 307-318
58. Boys A, Farrell M, Taylor C, et al. (2003) Psychiatric morbidity and substance use in young people aged 13-15 years: results from the Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health British Journal of Psychiatry Volume: 182 Pages: 509-517
59. Coid J, Petruckevitch A, Bebbington P, ..Farrell M et al (2003) Psychiatric morbidity in prisoners and solitary cellular confinement, I: disciplinary segregation Journal of Forensic psychiatry & psychology Volume: 14 Issue: 2 Pages: 298-319
60. Coid J, Petruckevitch A, Bebbington P, Farrell M et al (2003).Psychiatric morbidity in prisoners and solitary cellular confinement, II: special (’strip’) cells Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology Volume: 14 Issue: 2 Pages: 320-340.
61. Bebbington PE, Bhugra D, Brugha T, Farrell M et al (2004) Psychosis, victimisation and childhood disadvantage - Evidence from the second British National Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity British Journal of Psychiatry Volume: 185 Pages: 220-226
62. Johns LC, Cannon M, Singleton N, Farrell M et al. (2004) Prevalence and correlates of self-reported psychotic symptoms in the British population British Journal of Psychiatry Volume: 185 Pages: 298-305
63. Brugha TS, Bebbington PE, Singleton N, .. Farrell M et al. (2004) Trends in service use and treatment for mental disorders in adults throughout Great Britain British Journal of Psychiatry Volume: 185 Pages: 378-384.
64. Brugha T, Jenkins R, Bebbington P, Farrell M et al (2004) Risk factors and the prevalence of neurosis and psychosis in ethnic groups in Great Britain Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Volume: 39 Issue: 12 Pages: 939-946.
65. Mayet S, Farrell M, Ferri M, et al Psychosocial treatment for opiate abuse and dependence Cochrane database of systematic reviews Issue: 1 Article Number: CD004330.pub2 Published: 2005
66. Jenkins R, Bhugra D, Meltzer H, Farrell M et al. (2005) Psychiatric and social aspects of suicidal behaviour in prisons Psychological medicine Volume: 35 Issue: 2 Pages: 257-269
67. Brugha T, Singleton N, Meltzer H, Farrell M et al. (2005) Psychosis in the community and in prisons: A report from the British National Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity American Journal of Psychiatry Volume: 162 Issue: 4 Pages: 774-780
68. Marsden J, Boys A, Farrell M, et al. (2005) Personal and social correlates of alcohol consumption among mid-adolescents British Journal of Developmental Psychology Volume: 23 Pages: 427-450
69. Lima CT, Freire ACC, Silva APB, Farrell Met al. (2005) Concurrent and construct validity of the AUDIT in an urban Brazilian sample Alcohol and Alcoholism Volume: 40 Issue: 6 Pages: 584-589
70. Haynes JC, Farrell M, Singleton N, et al. (2005) Alcohol consumption as a risk factor for anxiety and depression - Results from the longitudinal follow-up of the National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey British Journal of Psychiatry Volume: 187 Pages: 544-551
71. Kelleher MJA, Keown PJ, O’Gara C, Farrell M et al. (2005) Dying for heroin: the increasing opioid-related mortality in the Republic of Ireland, 1980-1999 European journal ofPpublic health Volume: 15 Issue: 6 Pages: 589-592.
72. Farrell M, Gowing L, Marsden J, et al. (2005) Effectiveness of drug dependence treatment in HIV prevention International Journal of Drug policy Volume: 16 Pages: S67-S75
73. Strang J, Best D, Ridge G, Farrell M et al (2005) Randomised clinical trial of the effects of time on a waiting list on clinical outcomes in opiate addicts awaiting outpatient treatment.Drugs-education Prevention and policy Volume: 12 Pages: 115-118 Supplement
74. Gowing LR, Farrell M, Bornemann R, et al. (2006) Methadone treatment of injecting opioid users for prevention of HIV infection Journal of General Internal Medicine Volume: 21 Issue: 2 Pages: 193-195.
75. Farrell M, Boys A, Singleton N, et al (2006) Predictors of mental health service utilization in the 12 months before imprisonment: analysis of results from a national prisons survey Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry Volume: 40 Issue: 6-7 Pages: 548-553.
76. Marsden J, Stillwell G, Barlow H..Farrell M (2006) An evaluation of a brief motivational intervention among young ecstasy and cocaine users: no effect on substance and alcohol use outcomes .Addiction Volume: 101 Issue: 7 Pages: 1014-1026.
77. Torres AR, Prince MJ, Bebbington PE, ..Farrell M et al (2006) Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Prevalence, comorbidity, impact, and help-seeking in the British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey of 2000 Psychological medicine Volume: 36 Issue: 10 Pages: 1441-1446
78. Coid J, Yang M, Roberts A, Farrell M et al. (2006) Violence and psychiatric morbidity in the national household population of Britain: public health implications American Journal of Psychiatry Volume: 163 Issue: 11 Pages: 1978-1985
79. Torres AR, Prince MJ, Bebbington PE, Farrell M et al. (2007) Treatment seeking by individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder from the British Psychiatric Morbidity Survey of 2000 Psychiatric services Volume: 58 Issue: 7 Pages: 977-982.
80. Wiles NJ, Lingford-Hughes A, Daniel J, Farrell M et al (2007) Socio-economic status in childhood and later alcohol use: a systematic review Addiction Volume: 102 Issue: 10 Pages: 1546-1563
81. Boydell J, Van Os J, Caspi A,. Farrell M (2007) Trends in cannabis use prior to first presentation with schizophrenia, in South-East London between 1965 and 1999.
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Volume: 41 Issue: 11 Pages: 862-867 177-178
82. Marsden J, Farrell M, Bradbury C, et al. (2008) Development of the treatment outcomes profile Addiction Volume: 103 Issue: 9 Pages: 1450-1460
83. Jenkins R, Bhugra D, Bebbington P, Farrell M et al. (2008) Debt, income and mental disorder in the general population Pychological Medicine Volume: 38 Issue: 10 Pages: 1485-1493.
84. Farrell M, Marsden J (2008) Acute risk of drug-related death among newly released prisoners in England and Wales Addiction Volume: 103 Issue: 2 Pages: 251-255
85. Humeniuk R, Ali R, Babor TF, Farrell M et al (2008).Validation of the alcohol, smoking and substance involvement screening test (ASSIST) Addiction Volume: 103 Issue: 6 Pages: 1039-1047
86. Cooper C, Bebbington PE, Meltzer H, Farrell M et al (2008) Depression and common mental disorders in lone parents: results of the 2000 National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. Psychological Medicine Volume: 38 Issue: 3 Pages: 335-342
87. Haynes JC, Farrell M, Singleton N, et al. (2008) Alcohol consumption as a risk factor for non-recovery from common mental disorder: results from the longitudinal follow-up of the National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey Psychological Medicine Volume: 38 Issue: 3 Pages: 451-455.

last updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010