Alexandra Pitman

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Alexandra Pitman is an Honorary Research Associate in the UCL Division of Psychiatry and a Macmillan Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at St George’s Hospital, Tooting. Her research interests are in the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm, and in suicide prevention. Her clinical interests are in liaison psychiatry, particularly psychosocial interventions for people who self-harm, improving physical health outcomes for people with mental illness, and improving mental health outcomes for people with cancer. She completed her PhD in 2014 at UCL on the impact of suicide bereavement. She sits on the editorial board of the British Journal of Psychiatry, and tweets in a personal capacity as @DrAPitman.

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Sexual orientation and suicidal behaviour: what are the specific risk factors for suicidality in young LGB people?

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Alexandra Pitman and Sarah Rowe publish their debut elf blog on a brand new systematic review and meta-analysis looking at sexual orientation and suicidal behaviour in adolescents and young adults.

This is the fifth in a series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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