Janet Meehan

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BACKGROUND Suicide prevention is a health service priority. Suicide risk may be greatest during psychiatric in-patient admission and following discharge. AIMS To describe the social and clinical characteristics of a comprehensive sample of in-patient and post-discharge cases of suicide. METHOD A national clinical survey based on a 4-year (1996-2000)(More)
OBJECTIVE Few studies have described rates of schizophrenia in a national sample of homicide perpetrators. This study aimed to describe this group's social and clinical characteristics, mental state features, offense details, and outcome in court. METHOD Analyses used a national clinical survey that collected data on people convicted of homicide in(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide prevention is a health service priority but the most effective approaches to prevention may differ between different patient groups. AIMS To describe social and clinical characteristics in cases of suicide from different age and diagnostic groups. METHOD A national clinical survey of a 4-year (1996-2000) sample of cases of suicide in(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies of people convicted of homicide have used different definitions of mental disorder. AIMS To estimate the rate of mental disorder in people convicted of homicide; to examine the relationship between definitions, verdict and outcome in court. METHOD A national clinical survey of people convicted of homicide (n=1594) in England(More)
BACKGROUND Most previous investigations of imitative suicide have reported suicide clustering in the general population, either temporal clustering following media reporting of suicide or case studies of geographically localised clusters. AIMS To determine whether space - time and space-time-method clustering occur in a national case register of those who(More)
BACKGROUND The annual number of homicide convictions in England and Wales is increasing. Previous studies have highlighted the aetiological role of alcohol and drugs in homicide. AIMS To examine rates of alcohol and drug misuse and dependence in people convicted of homicide; the role of alcohol and drugs in the offence; the social and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Information on suicide by psychiatric patients from ethnic minority groups is scarce. AIMS To establish the number of patients from ethnic minorities who kill themselves; to describe their suicide methods, and their social and clinical characteristics. METHOD A national clinical survey was based on a 4-year sample of suicides in England and(More)
Suicide prevention is a health service priority. Homeless mental health patients present a challenge to services because of their complex health and social needs. To establish the numbers of homeless patients in contact with services who die by suicide; to describe their suicide methods and their social and clinical characteristics including aspects of(More)
The Rosenzweig Picture Frustration (P-F) Study data of 104 psychiatric hospital patients, 56 males and 48 females, were subjected first to a Factor Analysis and then to a Cluster Analysis. In the former, five factors were extracted which showed some similarity to other Factor Analyses reported in the literature. The Cluster Analysis turned up one very large(More)
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