Desperation in Major Serious Depressive Disorders and Extended Suicide Risk: A Case of Double Filicide
* and Jorge González Fernández
The lack of hope or negative expectations about the future are possibly the most important and best predictive factors of suicide risk in depressive disorders with suicidal intent. This article describes a case of frustrated extended suicide, in which the murder of two minors occurs without the aggressor managing to take her own life, due to being rescued by a relative. The concepts of depressive hopelessness related to suicidal behavior are reviewed, as well as the different forms of extended suicide perpetrated within the family circle (filicide). ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 22 (S2): June 2021: 1-5.