A 35-year-old member asked:
i have been diagnosed with major depression but never have thoughts of suicide?
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Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
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Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
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Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Depression symptoms: Many people with depression don't have thoughts of suicide. Some do have thoughts of death or suicide without a specific plan. It's different for each person. But, everyone who has a depression diagnosis has a depressed, sad, or empty mood (in children or adolescents this may be characterized as an irritable mood). Effective treatments are available, so keep working with your doctor to get better.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
I am in a major depression and thinking of suicide. Help?
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Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: I"m sorry you're going through this. Find a psychologist or a mental health provider to help you figure out issues that might be causing your feelings. If you're having thoughts of self-harm that are overwhelming, go to the nearest emergency room or dial 911. National suicide prevention hotline 1-800-273-talk. In the er an eval will be done and your options discussed. Good luck!
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A 29-year-old female asked:
I have major depression and have been in an episode for about 6 months with on and off thoughts of suicide. Should i admit myself for immediate help.
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
On suicidal thinking: It's always valuable to have an evaluation by a live clinician if your asking yourself this. If you're currently thinking about it, absolutely-go to the er. When it's an on/of thing, you're in off mode but worried, the worse that can happen is you may receive more treatment, which isn't a bad thing. Better safe, and all that. Good luck with your er visit...
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Last updated Sep 30, 2019
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