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I've had some depression lately and normally i'm quite a happy person. it got so bad that i had thoughts of suicide. should i take antidepressants?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi answered

Specializes in General Practice

I would recommend consulting your healthcare professional as soon as possible. There are local numbers also available to help.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Douglas Bey answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

You deserve a good psychiatric work up to determine your diagnosis & best treatment.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. William Holmes answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

It sounds like you have seen a change and that you are struggling with your emotions. If you are having thoughts of death, or thoughts of harming/killing yourself, then an evaluation for treatment would be a good step to take.

Answered Nov 22, 2013

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Dr. Miroslava Fox answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Having thoughts of suicide is never normal. If these thoughts becomes overwhelming, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room where you will be given a psych eval and referral. You can also call your primary care doctor and ask for referral for a psychiatrist and psychologist to help you cope with depression through medical and talk therapy. Good luck!

Answered Aug 12, 2012

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Dr. Lawrence Smith answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

The fact that you're normally quite happy is a good sign that you'll return to your normal state, and perhaps sooner than you might think. But, it would be good to take early action in order to secure a positive outcome soon. Thoughts of suicide are a symptom. It's a good idea to get an evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatrist asap. Medications can be a positive part of treatment for many.

Answered Feb 13, 2013

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