A 42-year-old member asked:
are there any meds to help with suicidal thoughts?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 19 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 46-year-old member asked:
Are there any actual medications that will reduce someone's suicidal ideation?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Child Psychiatry 24 years experience
Yes: However, this is a complicated question because many factors can contribute to suicidal ideation. Brain diseases like bipolar disorder and depression greatly increase the frequency of suicidal ideation and the % of completions. Personality issues may contribute, and social stress, financial stress, loss of self-esteem and confidence are often important factors to address.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
I keep having suicidal thoughts. What should I do?
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Psychiatry 54 years experience
Don't wait, get help: Whether you have any intentions of hurting yourself or not, having suicidal thoughts is a serious matter. It is always the best choice to seek professional choice right away, without delay. Even if you have no intention of hurting yourself, the fact is that depressed people with that kind of thinking are prone to serious accidental injuries that can even be fatal. Don't wait.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
What kind of health issues are related to suicidal thoughts?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
I'm having suicidal thoughts - how long can a hospital keep someone inpatient against their will?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Drescheranswered
Psychiatry 49 years experience
It depends: It depends on many things, but mostly on the state in which one lives. Only the patient rights representative or an attorney in that state can tell you.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
No matter what I try I still have suicidal thoughts. Constantly. For years. Meds&therapy help&I just don't understand why the thoughts won't go away?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Habitual thinking: Suicidal thoughts can become a habitual way of managing any disappointment or unhappiness. It is almost like your mind has dug a very deep track that you automatically roll down. Recognizing,this can be helpful. Developing a new track is more difficult but possible. ,you may benefit from meditation , breathing techniques, or visualizations. DBT skills training can also help. Talk with therap
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