Alexandra Pitman

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Alexandra Pitman is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the UCL Division of Psychiatry and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Her research interests are in the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm, the relationship between loneliness and suicidality, and in suicide prevention. Her clinical interests are in psychosocial interventions for people with suicidal thoughts in liaison and in-patient settings. 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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Integrated Motivational Volitional model of suicidal behaviour #WSPD18


Today Alexandra Pitman and Lisa Marzano help us understand the IMV model of suicidal behaviour; a comprehensive theoretical model of suicidal behaviour, which has recently been updated by Professor Rory O’Connor of the Glasgow University Suicide Research Laboratory.

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


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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