The records of the Dade County Examiner's Office were reviewed and 20 suicide pact (double suicides) were identified. These 40 suicide pact victims were compared using a standardized instrument to 120 randomly selected Dade County suicides, from the same time period and area. Suicide pacts were also compared based on their conposition (spouses, other intrafamilial pairs, and lovers). Suicide pact victims differed significantly from single suicides on several variables, including the tendency to use guns, leave suicide notes, have alcohol-positive blood, be older, be less depressed, and to suicide in the morning hours.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychiatry|
|Issue number||4 I|
|State||Published - 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health