K Hawton

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Effects of a drug overdose in a television drama on presentations to hospital for self poisoning: time series and questionnaire study
    K Hawton
    University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX
    BMJ 318:972-7. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Repetition of deliberate self-harm by adolescents: the role of psychological factors
    K Hawton
    University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    J Adolesc 22:369-78. 1999
  3. pmc Suicide in doctors: a study of risk according to gender, seniority and specialty in medical practitioners in England and Wales, 1979-1995
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:296-300. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Substances used in deliberate self-poisoning 1985-1997: trends and associations with age, gender, repetition and suicide intent
    E Townsend
    Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University, Warneford Hospital, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 36:228-34. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Co-proxamol and suicide: preventing the continuing toll of overdose deaths
    S Simkin
    University of Oxford Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JX
    QJM 98:159-70. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Suicide in young people. Study of 174 cases, aged under 25 years, based on coroners' and medical records
    K Hawton
    University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital
    Br J Psychiatry 175:271-6. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Social class and suicidal behaviour: the associations between social class and the characteristics of deliberate self-harm patients and the treatment they are offered
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 36:437-43. 2001
  8. pmc Effects of legislation restricting pack sizes of paracetamol and salicylate on self poisoning in the United Kingdom: before and after study
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
    BMJ 322:1203-7. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of death of Diana, princess of Wales on suicide and deliberate self-harm
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 177:463-6. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint The influence of the economic and social environment on deliberate self-harm and suicide: an ecological and person-based study
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital
    Psychol Med 31:827-36. 2001

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Publications27

  1. pmc Effects of a drug overdose in a television drama on presentations to hospital for self poisoning: time series and questionnaire study
    K Hawton
    University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX
    BMJ 318:972-7. 1999
    ..To determine whether a serious paracetamol overdose in the medical television drama Casualty altered the incidence and nature of general hospital presentations for deliberate self poisoning...
  2. ncbi request reprint Repetition of deliberate self-harm by adolescents: the role of psychological factors
    K Hawton
    University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    J Adolesc 22:369-78. 1999
    ..In the management of adolescents who have harmed themselves, careful assessment of depression and appropriate management of those who are depressed is essential...
  3. pmc Suicide in doctors: a study of risk according to gender, seniority and specialty in medical practitioners in England and Wales, 1979-1995
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 55:296-300. 2001
    ..To investigate the suicide risk of doctors in England and Wales, according to gender, seniority and specialty...
  4. ncbi request reprint Substances used in deliberate self-poisoning 1985-1997: trends and associations with age, gender, repetition and suicide intent
    E Townsend
    Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University, Warneford Hospital, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 36:228-34. 2001
    ..Degree of suicidal intent may also influence choice of method of self-poisoning...
  5. ncbi request reprint Co-proxamol and suicide: preventing the continuing toll of overdose deaths
    S Simkin
    University of Oxford Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JX
    QJM 98:159-70. 2005
    ..Given the paucity of evidence for superior therapeutic efficacy of co-proxamol over other less toxic analgesics, there are good reasons to question whether it should continue to be prescribed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Suicide in young people. Study of 174 cases, aged under 25 years, based on coroners' and medical records
    K Hawton
    University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital
    Br J Psychiatry 175:271-6. 1999
    ..Suicide rates in young males in the UK have risen markedly in recent years...
  7. ncbi request reprint Social class and suicidal behaviour: the associations between social class and the characteristics of deliberate self-harm patients and the treatment they are offered
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 36:437-43. 2001
    ..In two studies of DSH patients in Edinburgh the extent of provision of psychiatric aftercare was inversely related to social class. These findings have not been investigated in other areas...
  8. pmc Effects of legislation restricting pack sizes of paracetamol and salicylate on self poisoning in the United Kingdom: before and after study
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
    BMJ 322:1203-7. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Legislation restricting pack sizes of paracetamol and salicylates in the United Kingdom has had substantial beneficial effects on mortality and morbidity associated with self poisoning using these drugs...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of death of Diana, princess of Wales on suicide and deliberate self-harm
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 177:463-6. 2000
    ..The death of the Princess of Wales in 1997 was followed by widespread public mourning. Such major events may influence suicidal behaviour...
  10. ncbi request reprint The influence of the economic and social environment on deliberate self-harm and suicide: an ecological and person-based study
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital
    Psychol Med 31:827-36. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Reducing socio-economic deprivation and its associated problems may be an important strategy in the prevention of suicidal behaviour, especially in young men...
  11. ncbi request reprint Doctors who kill themselves: a study of the methods used for suicide
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    QJM 93:351-7. 2000
    ..Availability of method may be a factor contributing to the relatively high suicide rate of doctors. This fact might influence clinical management of doctors who are known to be depressed or suicidal...
  12. ncbi request reprint Suicide in young people aged 15-24: a psychological autopsy study
    K Houston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
    J Affect Disord 63:159-70. 2001
    ..The prevention of suicide in the young clearly requires multiple strategies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric disorder and personality factors associated with suicide in older people: a descriptive and case-control study
    D Harwood
    Section of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 16:155-65. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Personality factors, as well as depression, are important risk factors for suicide in older people...
  14. doi request reprint What can be done to reduce mortality from paracetamol overdoses? A patient interview study
    S Simkin
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7JX, UK
    QJM 105:41-51. 2012
    ..Following legislation in 1998 to limit pack sizes, beneficial effects on paracetamol-related mortality and morbidity were reported in England. However, there are still over 100 deaths a year and evidence of breaches of sales guidelines...
  15. ncbi request reprint Suicide in female nurses in England and Wales
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital
    Psychol Med 32:239-50. 2002
    ..Female nurses appear to have an increased risk of suicide but the reasons are unknown...
  16. pmc A multicentre study of coproxamol poisoning suicides based on coroners' records in England
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford, UK
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 59:207-12. 2005
    ..To examine in detail a series of coproxamol overdose deaths in order to provide information that will assist in the development of strategies to prevent such fatalities...
  17. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of problem-solving treatments after deliberate self-harm: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials with respect to depression, hopelessness and improvement in problems
    E Townsend
    Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
    Psychol Med 31:979-88. 2001
    ..It is desirable that this finding is confirmed in a large trial, which will also allow adequate testing of the impact of this treatment on repetition of DSH...
  18. ncbi request reprint Deliberate self-harm in Oxford, 1990-2000: a time of change in patient characteristics
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Headington, Oxford
    Psychol Med 33:987-95. 2003
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  19. doi request reprint Shared characteristics of suicides and other unnatural deaths following non-fatal self-harm? A multicentre study of risk factors
    H Bergen
    Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK
    Psychol Med 42:727-41. 2012
    ..Although risk factors for suicide following self-harm are often investigated, rarely have those for accidents been studied. Our aim was to compare risk factors for suicide and accidents...
  20. pmc General practitioner contacts with patients before and after deliberate self harm
    K Houston
    Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
    Br J Gen Pract 53:365-70. 2003
    ..Although much attention is focused on suicide prevention by psychiatric services, the role of the general practitioner (GP) in the prevention of suicidal behaviour and in the aftercare of DSH patients is also important...
  21. ncbi request reprint Deliberate self-harm is associated with allelic variation in the tryptophan hydroxylase gene (TPH A779C), but not with polymorphisms in five other serotonergic genes
    E C Pooley
    University Department of Psychiatry and Centre for Suicide Research, Warneford Hospital, University of Oxford
    Psychol Med 33:775-83. 2003
    ..In particular, several studies have reported an association with variants in the tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) gene...
  22. ncbi request reprint Deliberate self-harm patients who leave the accident and emergency department without a psychiatric assessment: a neglected population at risk of suicide
    L Hickey
    Centre for Suicide Research, Oxford University, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
    J Psychosom Res 50:87-93. 2001
    ..Hospital services need to be organised such that DSH patients managed in A&E departments can receive an assessment of psychosocial problems and risk...
  23. ncbi request reprint Chronic fatigue syndrome: a qualitative investigation of patients' beliefs about the illness
    A Clements
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Warneford Hospital, UK
    J Psychosom Res 42:615-24. 1997
    ..The views of health professionals played a relatively small role. There is potentially a considerable opportunity to help patients arrive at a wider and more enabling explanation of their illness when they first present to primary care...
  24. ncbi request reprint Studying survivors of nearly lethal suicide attempts: an important strategy in suicide research
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 32:76-84. 2001
    ..I also discuss the future potential for this research approach and further questions that might be addressed by it...
  25. ncbi request reprint Deaths from all causes in a long-term follow-up study of 11,583 deliberate self-harm patients
    K Hawton
    Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Psychol Med 36:397-405. 2006
    ..Deliberate self-harm (DSH) may be associated with increased risk of death from a variety of causes, not just suicide...
  26. doi request reprint Systematic review of the prevalence of suicide in veterinary surgeons
    B Platt
    Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 60:436-46. 2010
    ..There is preliminary evidence to suggest that veterinary surgeons are a group at risk...
  27. ncbi request reprint Outcome of women admitted to hospital for depressive illness: factors in the prognosis of severe depression
    J M Sherrington
    University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital and the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford
    Psychol Med 31:115-25. 2001
    ..The prognostic value of self-esteem warrants further investigation and appears to have therapeutic implications...