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What should you expect if you go to the hospital for suicidal ideation?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Evaluation: Different hospitals vary, but all should take your history and review your thoughts and/or plans for suicide. They should screen for ongoing depression, medication & drug use, and other conditions associated with suicidal thinking. In some hospitals, the er physician does this; in others, a psychiatrist or other mental health professional might be called. If needed, admission will be advised.

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Last updated Apr 13, 2016

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