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Aspergers And Suicidal Ideation
DEPENDS: It really depends on a lot of factors. So not everyone that says that they are having suicidal thoughts will automatically get hospitalized. There are thoughts and then there is a distinct plan with the means to carry it out. If there is a plan or an inability to feel safe with oneself then the person should be hospitalized. Speak to your doctor and get help. Be safe! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suicidal Ideation: "morbid" means a gloomy, grisly or unhealthy attitude. "suicidal ideation" means thinking of killing one's self. Sometimes depression leads people to recurrently obsess about such things; it usually indicates extreme suffering. If this describes you, please see a psychiatrist so you can get help. If you have plans to act on these ideas, please be seen emergently. Help is possible. ...Read more
Get help!: It's good this child has someone like you who cares! If they have a plan, I hope you are able to get them to a secure, safe place (Hospital ER) ASAP. Even w/o a plan, if they want to die, they need to be in seriously good intensive supportive treatment - not just pills or infreq contact. If they only 'think about it', it's less of a crisis - but why take chances? Get help w/ the help you give! ...Read more
I used dxm recreationally 7/19 and 7/20 for the first (and second) times. Can this cause suicidal ideation? Last taken >12 hours ago.
Dextromethorphan: Used over the cough-suppressant doses on the label, this substance can produce psychosis, hallucination, and a dissociative state similar to ketamine. In some it leads to euphoria, but others may experience the opposite with more impaired judgment and mental function, nausea, vomiting, etc. I don't know if what you took was mixed w/others. If suicidal, get help now. Call 911 or go to an er. ...Read more
If a hospital pt has suicidal ideation & is on good terms with other family members, would someone in the family normally be informed of the problem?
Not in United States: In the United States confidentiality is respected and legally enforced. Laws in Australia may be different. Thoughts of suicide expressed by a patient to his/her healthcare providers would be treated as confidential and would not be reported to family members. Exceptions would be if the patient has signed an ROI for the family member, of if there was a very immediate/foreseeable suicidal risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Med side effect?: Depression is a side effect of topiramate. See prescribing doctor right away to review and consider stopping this med. You may benefit from an antidepressant for preexisting Major depression, which makes you more likely to have this topiramate side effect. For suicidal thoughts, go to urgent care or ER if you can't see doctor right away. See impt. safety info: http://www.topamax.com/tools-resources--safety-information.html Stay safe. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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