The epidemiology of murder-suicide Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Disasters
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks
  • Suicide

abstract

  • Murder-suicide occupies a distinct epidemiological domain that overlaps with suicide, domestic homicide, and mass murder. These events may be categorized into one of only several phenomenologic typologies that share similar demographics, motivations, and circumstances. Despite the disruption of families and communities caused by murder-suicide, there are no standardized operational definitions, validated taxonomic systems, or national surveillance networks for these events, all of which are needed to develop prevention strategies.

publication date

  • June 19, 1992

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/jama.267.23.3179

PubMed ID

  • 1593740

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3179

end page

  • 83

volume

  • 267

number

  • 23