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On Killing - Section 6, The Killing Response Stages: What Does It Feel Like to Kill? : Chapter 2, Applications of the Model: Murder-Suicides, Lost Elections and Thoughts of Insanity Summary & Analysis

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Murder-Suicides may be caused by the relationship between exhilaration and regret/remorse. This involves satisfaction and then a powerful let down. In some cases, killers can turn suicidal not from social reprisal but as a generic reaction. Many soldier-killers may also suffer from thoughts and feelings that give some impression of insanity, as in the cases of "combat addicts."

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