Group publications listed from 2017 onwards


The adolescent mental health crisis – we need to understand the causes to inform prevention

Gunnell, D.Kidger, J. & Elvidge, H. 7 Jun 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : (OPEN ACCESS)

Using the internet for suicide-related purposes: Contrasting findings from young people in the community and self-harm patients admitted to hospital

Biddle, L., Derges, J., Goldsmith, C., Donovan, J. & Gunnell, D. 24 May 2018 In : PLoS ONE. 135, , e0197712

Autistic traits and suicidal thoughts, plans and self-harm in late adolescence: population based cohort study

Culpin, I., Mars, B.Pearson, R.Golding, J.Heron, J., Bubak, I., Carpenter, P., Magnusson, C., Gunnell, D. & Rai, D. 8 Mar 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

What distinguishes adolescents with suicidal thoughts from those who have attempted suicide? A population-based birth cohort study

Mars, B.Heron, J., Klonsky, E. D., Moran, P., O’Connor, R. C., Tilling, K., Wilkinson, P. & Gunnell, D. 1 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Vendor-based restrictions on pesticide sales to prevent pesticide self-poisoning – a pilot study

Weerasinghe, M., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M., Pearson, M., Jayamanne, S., Gunnell, D., Hawton, K. & Agampodi, S. 20 Feb 2018 In : BMC Public Health. 18, , 272

Are early-life antecedents of suicide mortality associated with psychiatric disorders and suicidal ideation in midlife?

Geoffroy, M-C., Gunnell, D., Clark, C. & Power, C. 1 Feb 2018 In : Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 1372p.116-124

Attempted suicide in Sri Lanka –an epidemiological study of household and community factors

Knipe, D.Gunnell, D., Pearson , M., Jayamanne, S., Pieris, R., Priyadarshana, C., Weerasinghe, M., Hawton, K., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M. & Metcalfe, C. 28 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Affective Disorders.

Discerning suicide in drug intoxication deaths: paucity and primacy of suicide notes and psychiatric history

Rockett, I. R. H., Caine, E. D., Connery, H. S., D’Onofrio, G., Gunnell, D. J., Miller, T. R., Nolte, K. B., Kaplan, M. S., Kapusta, N. D., Lilly, C. L., Nelson, L. S., Putnam, S. L., Stack, S., Värnik, P., Webster, L. R. & Jia, H. 10 Jan 2018 In : PLoS ONE. 131, , e0190200

What distinguishes adolescents with suicidal thoughts from those who have attempted suicide? A population-based birth cohort study

Mars, B.Heron, J., Klonsky, E. D., Moran, P., O’Connor, R. C., Tilling, K., Wilkinson , P. & Gunnell, D. 2 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.


Confounding by ill-health in the observed association between BMI and mortality: evidence from the HUNT Study using offspring BMI as an instrument

Carslake, D.Davey Smith, G.Gunnell, D.Davies, N., Nilsen, T. I. & Romundstad, P. 1 Dec 2017 In : International Journal of Epidemiology. , dyx246

Psychosocial characteristics as potential predictors of suicide in adults: An overview of the evidence with new results from prospective cohort studies

Batty, G. D., Kivimaki, M., Bell, S., Gale, C. R., Shipley, M., Whitley, E. & Gunnell, D. 1 Dec 2017 In : Translational Psychiatry. 81, 00728

Socioeconomic deprivation and the clinical management of self-harm: a small area analysis

Carroll, R., Knipe, D.Moran, P. & Gunnell, D. Dec 2017 In : Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 5212p.1475–1481

Relative toxicity of benzodiazepines and hypnotics commonly used for self-poisoning: an epidemiological study of fatal toxicity and case fatality

Geulayov, G., Ferrey, A., Casey, D., Wells, C., Fuller, A., Bankhead, C., Gunnell, D., Clements, C., Kapur, N., Ness, J., Waters, K. & Hawton, K. 23 Nov 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Suicide attempt predicted by academic performance and childhood IQ: a cohort study of 26 000 children

So¨rberg Wallin, A., Zeebari, Z., Lager, A., Gunnell, D., Allebeck, P. & Falkstedt, D. 8 Nov 2017 In : Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

Prevention of suicide with regulations aimed at restricting access to highly hazardous pesticides: a systematic review of the international evidence

Gunnell, D.Knipe, D., Chang, S-S., Pearson, M., Konradsen, F., Lee, W-J. & Eddleston, M. Oct 2017 In : Lancet Global Health. 510p.e1026-e1037

HOPE: Help fOr People with money, employment, benefit or housing problems: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Barnes, M. C.Haase, A. M.Bard, A. M.Donovan, J. L., Davies, R., Dursley, S., Potokar, J., Kapur, N., Hawton, K., O’Connor, R. C., Hollingworth, W.Metcalfe, C. & Gunnell, D. 19 Sep 2017 In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 3, , 44

The global burden of fatal self-poisoning with pesticides 2006-15: Systematic review

Mew, E. J., Padmanathan, P., Konradsen, F., Eddleston, M., Chang, S-S., Phillips, M. R. & Gunnell, D. Sep 2017 In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 219p.93-104

Bans of WHO Class I Pesticides in Bangladesh—Suicide Prevention without Hampering Agricultural output

Chowdhury, F. R., Dewan, G., Verma, V. R., Knipe, D., Isha, I. T., Faiz, M. A., Gunnell, D. & Eddleston, M. 18 Aug 2017 In : International Journal of Epidemiology. , dyx157

Effectiveness of household lockable pesticide storage to reduce pesticide self-poisoning in rural Asia: a community-based, cluster-randomised controlled trial

Pearson, M., Metcalfe, C., Jayamanne, S., Gunnell, D., Weerasinghe, M., Pieris, R., Priyadarshana, C., Knipe, D., Hawton, K., Dawson, A., Bandara, P., de Silva, D., Gawarammana, I., Eddleston, M. & Konradsen, F. 11 Aug 2017 In : Lancet.

Extending the liaison psychiatry service in a large hospital in the UK: a before and after evaluation of the economic impact and patient care following Emergency Department attendances for self-harm

Opmeer, B.Hollingworth, W.Marques, E.Margelyte, R. & Gunnell, D. 4 Jul 2017

Preventing deaths from pesticide self-poisoning—learning from Sri Lanka’s success

Knipe, D.Gunnell, D. & Eddleston, M. Jul 2017 In : Lancet Global Health. 57p.e651-e652

How do smoking cessation medicines compare with respect to their neuropsychiatric safety? A protocol for a systematic review, network meta-analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis

Thomas, K. H.Caldwell, D.Dalili, M. N.Gunnell, D.Munafò, M. R., Stevenson, M. & Welton, N. J. 1 Jun 2017 In : BMJ Open. 76, , e015414

The predictive accuracy of risk scales following self-harm: multicenter, prospective cohort study

Quinlivan, L., Cooper, J., Meehan, D., Longson, D., Potokar, J., Hulme, T., Marsden, J., Brand, F., Lange, K., Riseborough, E., Page, L., Metcalfe, C., Davies, L., O’Connor, R., Hawton, K., Gunnell, D. & Kapur, N. Jun 2017 In : British Journal of Psychiatry. 2106p.429-436

Prevalence and patterns of antidepressant switching amongst Primary Care patients in the UK

Mars, B.Heron, J.Gunnell, D.Martin, R.Thomas, K. & Kessler, D. May 2017 In : Journal of Psychopharmacology. 315p.553-560

Interventions to reduce the impact of unemployment and economic hardship on mental health in the general population: a systematic review

Moore, T., Kapur, N., Hawton, K., Richards, A., Metcalfe, C. & Gunnell, D. Apr 2017 In : Psychological Medicine. 476p.1062-1084

Suicide prevention through means restriction: impact of the 2008-2011 pesticide restrictions on suicide in Sri Lanka

Knipe, D., Chang, S-S., Dawson , A., Eddleston, M., Konradsen , F., Metcalfe, C. & Gunnell, D. 6 Mar 2017 In : PLoS ONE. 123, , e0172893

Seeking help in times of economic hardship: access, experiences of services and unmet need

Barnes, M.Donovan, J.Wilson, C., Chatwin, J., Davies, R., Potokar, J., Kapur, N., Hawton, K., O’Connor, R. & Gunnell, D. 3 Mar 2017 In : BMC Psychiatry. 17, , 84

Is socioeconomic position associated with risk of attempted suicide in rural Sri Lanka? A cross sectional study of 165,000 individuals

Knipe, D.Gunnell, D., Pieris, . R., Priyadarshana, C., Hawton, K., Eddleston, M. & Metcalfe, C. Mar 2017 In : BMJ Open. 73, , e014006

Regional variation in suicide rates in Sri Lanka between 1955 and 2011: a spatial and temporal analysis

Knipe, D., Padmanathan, P., Mutuwatte, L., Metcalfe, C. & Gunnell, D. 14 Feb 2017 In : BMC Public Health. 17, , 193

Influences on antidepressant prescribing trends in the UK: 1995-2011

Mars, B.Heron, J.Kessler, D.Davies, N.Martin, R.Thomas, K. & Gunnell, D. Feb 2017 In : Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 522p.193-200

Suicide by pesticide poisoning remains a priority for suicide prevention in China: analysis of national mortality trends 2006-2013

Page, A., Liu, S., Gunnell, D., Astell-Burt, T., Feng, X., Wang, L. & Zhou, M. 15 Jan 2017 In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 208p.418-423

Newspaper reporting on a cluster of suicides in the UK: a study of article characteristics using PRINTQUAL

John, A., Hawton, K., Gunnell, D., Lloyd, K., Scourfield, J., Jones, P. A., Luce, A., Marchant, A., Platt, S., Price, S. & Dennis, M. S. Jan 2017 In : Crisis: Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. 381p.17-25