Kirsten Windfuhr

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The incidence and associated risk factors for sudden unexplained death in psychiatric in-patients in England and Wales
    Kirsten Windfuhr
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 25:1533-42. 2011
  2. pmc Suicide prevention in primary care: General practitioners' views on service availability
    Pooja Saini
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    BMC Res Notes 3:246. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Suicide and mental illness: a clinical review of 15 years findings from the UK National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide
    Kirsten Windfuhr
    Centre for Mental Health and Risk, 2nd Floor, Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Br Med Bull 100:101-21. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Suicide in juveniles and adolescents in the United Kingdom
    Kirsten Windfuhr
    Centre for Suicide Prevention, National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, University of Manchester, Manchester M139PL, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:1155-65. 2008
  5. pmc Suicide amongst psychiatric in-patients who abscond from the ward: a national clinical survey
    Isabelle M Hunt
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 10:14. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Why does Scotland have a higher suicide rate than England? An area-level investigation of health and social factors
    Pearl L H Mok
    Centre for Suicide Prevention, Centre for Mental Health and Risk, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:63-70. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Nonresident suicides in England: a national study
    Kirsten Windfuhr
    Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 40:151-8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Suicide pacts in the mentally ill: a national clinical survey
    Isabelle M Hunt
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, University Place, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Psychiatry Res 167:131-8. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Method of suicide in the mentally ill: a national clinical survey
    Isabelle M Hunt
    Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 40:22-34. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Suicide within two weeks of discharge from psychiatric inpatient care: a case-control study
    Harriet Bickley
    Centre for Mental Health and Risk, Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Psychiatr Serv 64:653-9. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint The incidence and associated risk factors for sudden unexplained death in psychiatric in-patients in England and Wales
    Kirsten Windfuhr
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 25:1533-42. 2011
    ..The contribution of restraint or seclusion to SUD in individual cases is unclear. A uniform definition of SUD may help to identify contributing factors...
  2. pmc Suicide prevention in primary care: General practitioners' views on service availability
    Pooja Saini
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    BMC Res Notes 3:246. 2010
    ..We carried out a questionnaire and interview study in the North West of England. We collected data on GPs views of suicide prevention generally as well as local mental health service provision...
  3. doi request reprint Suicide and mental illness: a clinical review of 15 years findings from the UK National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide
    Kirsten Windfuhr
    Centre for Mental Health and Risk, 2nd Floor, Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Br Med Bull 100:101-21. 2011
    ..Suicide risk is most commonly associated with mental illness. In particular, suicide in people under mental health care presents distinct patterns of risk and opportunities for prevention due to their close proximity to specialist care...
  4. doi request reprint Suicide in juveniles and adolescents in the United Kingdom
    Kirsten Windfuhr
    Centre for Suicide Prevention, National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, University of Manchester, Manchester M139PL, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:1155-65. 2008
    ..Suicide is a leading cause of death among youths. Comparatively few studies have studied recent trends over time, or examined rates and characteristics of service contact in well-defined national samples...
  5. pmc Suicide amongst psychiatric in-patients who abscond from the ward: a national clinical survey
    Isabelle M Hunt
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 10:14. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to describe the social and clinical characteristics of people who had absconded from an in-patient psychiatric ward prior to suicide, including aspects of the clinical care they received...
  6. doi request reprint Why does Scotland have a higher suicide rate than England? An area-level investigation of health and social factors
    Pearl L H Mok
    Centre for Suicide Prevention, Centre for Mental Health and Risk, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:63-70. 2013
    ..Up until the mid-late 2000s, the national suicide rate in Scotland was the highest among all the UK countries, but the reasons for this phenomenon are poorly understood...
  7. doi request reprint Nonresident suicides in England: a national study
    Kirsten Windfuhr
    Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 40:151-8. 2010
    ..In conclusion, both individual- and area-based factors are likely to contribute to suicide away from home...
  8. doi request reprint Suicide pacts in the mentally ill: a national clinical survey
    Isabelle M Hunt
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, University Place, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Psychiatry Res 167:131-8. 2009
    ..Awareness of the family environment may contribute to reduced risk...
  9. doi request reprint Method of suicide in the mentally ill: a national clinical survey
    Isabelle M Hunt
    Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, Lancashire, United Kingdom
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 40:22-34. 2010
    ..We found that hanging, self-poisoning, and jumping (from a height or in front of a moving vehicle) were the most common methods of suicide, accounting for 79% of all deaths. The implications of these and other findings are discussed...
  10. doi request reprint Suicide within two weeks of discharge from psychiatric inpatient care: a case-control study
    Harriet Bickley
    Centre for Mental Health and Risk, Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Psychiatr Serv 64:653-9. 2013
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  11. doi request reprint Birthday blues: examining the association between birthday and suicide in a national sample
    Alyson Williams
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, UK
    Crisis 32:134-42. 2011
    ..Socioculturally meaningful events have been shown to influence the timing of suicide, but the influence of psychiatric disorder on these associations has seldom been studied...
  12. ncbi request reprint Suicide in psychiatric in-patients in England, 1997 to 2003
    Navneet Kapur
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, Williamson Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Psychol Med 36:1485-92. 2006
    ..Psychiatric in-patients are at particularly high risk of suicide but few studies have investigated trends in in-patient suicide over time...
  13. doi request reprint Suicide in recently admitted psychiatric in-patients: a case-control study
    Isabelle M Hunt
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Mental Health and Risk, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    J Affect Disord 144:123-8. 2013
    ..Little is known on the factors associated with suicide during this critical time. We aimed to identify risk factors for suicide among in-patients within the first week of admission...
  14. doi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy and suicide among the mentally ill in England: a national clinical survey
    Isabelle M Hunt
    School of Community Based Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Psychiatry Res 187:145-9. 2011
    ..Services appear to acknowledge the high risk of suicide in those receiving ECT. Improvements in care of these severely ill patients may include careful discharge planning and improved observation of in-patients in receipt of ECT...
  15. doi request reprint Suicide and accidental deaths in children and adolescents in England and Wales, 2001-2010
    Kirsten Windfuhr
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, Centre for Mental Health and Risk, Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Arch Dis Child 98:945-50. 2013
    ..To investigate the impact of narrative verdicts on suicide statistics among 10-19-year-olds; to identify the number and rate of suicide and accidental deaths, particularly in 10-14-year-olds...
  16. doi request reprint Trends in national suicide rates for Scotland and for England & Wales, 1960-2008
    Pearl L H Mok
    Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 200:245-51. 2012
    ..Suicide rates in Scotland have increased markedly relative to those in England in recent decades...
  17. doi request reprint Implementation of mental health service recommendations in England and Wales and suicide rates, 1997-2006: a cross-sectional and before-and-after observational study
    David While
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, University of Manchester, UK
    Lancet 379:1005-12. 2012
    ..We aimed to examine the uptake of key mental health service recommendations over time and to investigate the association between their implementation and suicide rates...
  18. doi request reprint Ligature points and ligature types used by psychiatric inpatients who die by hanging: a national study
    Isabelle M Hunt
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Mental Health and Risk, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Crisis 33:87-94. 2012
    ..Approximately three-quarters of patients who die by suicide on psychiatric wards do so by hanging/strangulation. Increased awareness of the methods used by these patients may benefit prevention strategies in mental health services...
  19. ncbi request reprint Suicide in schizophrenia: findings from a national clinical survey
    Isabelle M Hunt
    National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness, Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Psychiatr Pract 12:139-47. 2006
    ..A reduction in suicide among individuals with mental illness is an international public-health priority. Approximately 10% of patients with schizophrenia will die by suicide...