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Extended suicide

David Lester

in Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198570059
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199640461 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198570059.003.0022

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Extended suicide

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Analyses of suicide committed by couples’ suicide pacts and mercy killings and by groups of people in mass suicides are presented. Those involved appear to differ demographically and psychologically from suicides acting alone. In addition, examples of murderers who commit suicide after killing are presented, including mass murderers who have a high suicide rate and serial killers who have a much lower suicide rate than mass murderers. This chapter will examine these phenomena.

Chapter.  2335 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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