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A 42-year-old member asked:

Are there any meds to help with suicidal thoughts?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Yes: The first step is to see your doctor for thorough evaluation so he/she knows what is being treated (including rule out medical cause) since suicidal thoughts can occur in many disorders. In depressive disorders, antidepressants often help reduce suicidal thinking. In bipolar disorder, mood stabilizers such as lithium cuts the risk of suicidal thinking. Clozaril (clozapine) reduces risk in those with psychosis.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What to do if i need help with suicidal thoughts, please help.?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
What is a real : Positive is that you recognize you need help. If you have a suicide plan that you want to act on - then you need to be seen at the nearest emergency room now. You could be transported by a relative or friend or call 911 for transport. If you are not at immediate risk then please see you physician for a full evaluation. Also, strongly encourage you to see a psychologist &/or a psychiatrist. Start.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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getting better now. Take care.
Jul 24, 2013
A 47-year-old member asked:

What can be done to stop my suicidal thoughts.. Please help?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
See below: Find a psychologist or therapist to help you find triggers of your suicidal thoughts. Establish stress management, self-care routine, get involved in the activities that bring you a sustained sense of joy. Consider medication if feel that no longer can cope. Below is the number for national suicide prevention lifeline1-800-273-talk (8255).
Last updated Apr 29, 2017


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