Year: 1977 Source: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, v.165, no.1, (1977), p.72-75 SIEC No: 19820883

Prior to entering into a suicide pact the married couple in this case study formed an intensely, interdependent and socially isolated unit that illness threatened to dissolve. The depressed husband conveyed suicidal ideation to his wife in a manner suggestive of folie a deux.