About the authors

Patricia Casey MB, BCH, BAO, MRCPsych, MD, FRCPsych, FRCPI

Professor Patricia CaseyProfessor of Psychiatry, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, University College Dublin, Eccles St., Dublin, Ireland.


Professor Casey's research intererests include personality disorder, suicidal behaviour and adjustment disorder.


Declaration of interests: none








Alexandra Pitman BA, MSc(Econ), MBBS, MRCPsych, PhD, FHEA

Dr Alexandra Pitman

Associate Professor in Psychiatry, UCL Division of Psychiatry, London W1T 7NF


Dr Pitman's research interests include risk factors for suicide, psychosocial management for self-harm, means restriction and suicide prevention policy.


Email: a.pitman@ucl.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: none

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