Year: 1984 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.45, no.11, (November 1984), p.470-472 SIEC No: 19860959

Double suicides usually involve older married couples. Histories of four such couples are reviewed. The participants were similar to other suicides with regard to recent visits to physicians, alcohol use, & communication of intent. They differ from other suicides in that they are more likely to have a first-degree relative who died by suicide. Similar DSM-III diagnoses were found in both members of each couple, & there was a complementary qualtiy in their personal & family histories. 8 REF.