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Observations on double suicide: review of the literature and two case reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7081513     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the literature on double suicide and presents two cases: a suicide pact between two young women, and a pact between an older married couple. The cases are unique in that all four participants were in psychotherapy prior to their successful suicides, thus making antecedent histories available for review. Using these two detailed cases and two other cases reported in the literature, some general observations on the psychodynamics of suicide pacts are discussed.
P A Santy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of psychotherapy     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0002-9564     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychother     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-08     Completed Date:  1982-07-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0110672     Medline TA:  Am J Psychother     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Defense Mechanisms
Identification (Psychology)
Interpersonal Relations
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological
Suicide / prevention & control,  psychology*
Suicide, Attempted / psychology

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