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Possible to have depression without suicidal thoughts? I self injured for years, never wanted suicide. What can I do? Lethargic and sad all the time.

Possible to have depression without suicidal thoughts? I self injured for years, never wanted suicide. What can I do? Lethargic and sad all the time.

Cutting is risky: I'm so sorry to hear about your depression. It is a very difficult problem but there is treatment to help you. Counseling and medications work hand-in-hand to improve your symptoms. Cutting is a risk factor for suicide. Please get help. If hopeless or considering suicide, please call 1-800-suicide 24/7 where a counselor is on the line to help talk you through it. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Is there a preferred way to handle teenage depression and suicidal thoughts?

Is there a preferred way to handle teenage depression and suicidal thoughts?

Things to say: A teen who is depressed and suicidal needs someone to listen to them and get them help:
some things you can say to a severely depressed teen:

1) there is always another solution even if you can't see it right now

2) having thoughts of hurting yourself or others does not make you a bad person

3) if your feelings are overwhelming, tell yourself to wait 24 hours before taking any action. ...Read more

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Where can I go to get help for depression and suicidal thoughts?

Where can I go to get help for depression and suicidal thoughts?

Depression Tx: You can find a local psychologist here http://locator. Apa. Org/. Often medication can help during a time like this. Your psychologist or physician can recommend a psychiatrist, if you’re interested in exploring medication options. If you feel like you are in crisis, please go to the nearest er or call 911. Suicide hotline 800-273-talk. ...Read more

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Where do I go to to get help for depression and suicidal thoughts?

Where do I go to to get help for depression and suicidal thoughts?

Mental health profes: Seek help immediatey from a mental health professional like a psychologist, psychiatrist or counselor. If yhaving suicidal thoughts, seek help at an emergency center or call a mental health helpline immediately! ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people treat depression and suicidal thoughts?

Can someone tell me how people treat depression and suicidal thoughts?

Suicidal?: Suicidal thoughts should always be taken very seriously. Please call 1-800-273-8255 for immediate help. ...Read more

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How come I have random depression and random suicidal thoughts and feeling?

How come I have random depression and random suicidal thoughts and feeling?

Talk to a therapist: Or psychologist to figure this out. Suicidal thoughts and feelings are serious & should not be ignored. Why these thoughts & feelings are happening cannot be answered here. Talk to a mental health professional right away. ...Read more

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I am wondering what help can someone seek for suicidal thoughts and depression?

I am wondering what help can someone seek for suicidal thoughts and depression?

See below: National suicide prevention hotline 1-800-273-talk. I would encourage you to talk to a primary care doctor to get a referral for a psychologist/or a qualified mental health professional to figure out what's happening with you. If thoughts of suicide become overwhelming, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room -- they will do psych eval at the er and discuss options with the person. ...Read more

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What could I do to determine if I need to be hospitalized for depression/suicidal thoughts?

What could I do to determine if I need to be hospitalized for depression/suicidal thoughts?

Please get help: It is a sign of maturity and good sense that you are raising this question. Often is hard to tell on your own if you require hospitalization. Certainly, when in doubt a professional mental health evaluation is in order. You can always go to a hospital or call 911 if there is immediate concern about suicidal thoughts or behavior. Treatment does work for these conditions and you should get help. ...Read more

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I have struggled w/periodic depression and suicidal thoughts on a monthly, sometimes weekly, basis since I was 14. I'm now 28. What should I do?

I have struggled w/periodic depression and suicidal thoughts on a monthly, sometimes weekly, basis since I was 14. I'm now 28. What should I do?

Sorry. Seek help.: I am incredibly sorry to hear that u have been suffering for so long. If u have not already sought a psychiatric evaluation and treatment, please do asap. If u are consistently in treatment, but only doing either psychotherapy or taking medications, please consider combination treatment. If despite combination treatment, u are not feeling better, get a second opinion. Don't delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts. What should I do?

What to do if I have depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts. What should I do?

If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services ; they can provide transport. You can call the national suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Your dr can assess
for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive >. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could aviane cause depression and suicidal thoughts?

Please tell me, could aviane cause depression and suicidal thoughts?

Depression is a: Possible side effect of aviane. Suicidal ideations sometimes occur with depression.If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Could medication or counseling improve depression and suicidal thoughts?

Could medication or counseling improve depression and suicidal thoughts?

Yes: Do not underestimate the value of counseling when treating depression. Medications help, counseling helps you to understand what is causing you grief. ...Read more

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Could having no friends cause clinical depression and suicidal thoughts?

Could having no friends cause clinical depression and suicidal thoughts?

Yes: Feeling like someone is alone in the world can encourage depression, hopelessness and even suicidal thoughts and actions. We are meant to live in meaningful relationships with others.

Cultivate social relationships:

join a depression support group
volunteer for a cause that you believe in or for people in need--you will meet others with similar values

find out about and go to social events. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help a friend if she has intense suicidal thoughts, depression, bulemia, and cutting?

What is the best way to help a friend if she has intense suicidal thoughts, depression, bulemia, and cutting?

Suicidal: Self-injurious behaviors with despair call for intervention asap. Your friend needs a therapist who specializes in eating disorders treatment & also thorough workup to determine if, in addition to counseling, any medication intervention can help treat the depression. ...Read more

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Good day, I’m looking for a Psychiatrist in the Roodepoort Area, to help me with my depression and suicidal thoughts?

Good day, I’m looking for a Psychiatrist in the Roodepoort Area, to help me with my depression and suicidal thoughts?

Life Poortview: A google search returned above facility at 18 Malcolm Road in Roodepoort, Ph 0119523000. Suicidal thoughts are always a medical emergency. Please seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I always feel up and down and I have suicidal thoughts. My dad has depression and I haven't been eatin properly recently as in going off foods.

I always feel up and down and I have suicidal thoughts. My dad has depression and I haven't been eatin properly recently as in going off foods.

Serious symptoms: You should see a mental health care provider asap. If you are having suicidal thoughts, call 911 for help immediately. Therapy and medications can greatly help your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my depression and suicidal thoughts?

How can I get rid of my depression and suicidal thoughts?

See a psychiatrist: If you are depressed to the extent of having suicidal thoughts you should not try to manage this without professional help. Seek psychiatric assistance. ...Read more

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Can there be rehab for anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts?

Can there be rehab for anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts?

Yes: If you are having suicidal thoughts, you should be evaluated by a mental health professional. There are inpatient psychiatric units in many hospitals for treatment of severe depression. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I talk to about depression and suicidal thoughts?

What kind of doctor should I talk to about depression and suicidal thoughts?

Mental health: Any mental health professional should be able to help you. Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Social Worker. ...Read more

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What can I do to rid myself of depression and suicidal thoughts?

What can I do to rid myself of depression and suicidal thoughts?

See below: Discuss what trigger your suicidal thoughts. Consider meds if there's a need. Find a psychotherapist where you can create a crisis plan for when symptoms return.
The national suicide prevention lifeline 1-800-273-talk (8255):
you can also call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if feelings of suicidality are hard to control. ...Read more

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To have major depressive disorder (major depression), do you have to have suicidal thoughts?

To have major depressive disorder (major depression), do you have to have suicidal thoughts?

No: While suicidal thoughts certainly lend support for a diagnosis of mdd, they are not a necessary feature. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if suicidal thoughts are an indication of the extent of depression or are they simply dangerous?

Hi docs, can you tell me if suicidal thoughts are an indication of the extent of depression or are they simply dangerous?

Can be: Suicidal thoughts arise very often during the pessimism ; hopelessness of depression, although sometimes these thoughts occur even when not depressed. (it crosses everyone's mind occasionally.) such thoughts present the danger that the person will act on them — more likely when depressed, confused, or on alcohol/drugs. For frequent or strong thoughts of suicide talk to a therapist or call 911. ...Read more

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Prescribed lexapro (escitalopram). Scared to start it because my friend said it mAde his anxiety/depression worse and gave him suicidal thoughts

Prescribed lexapro (escitalopram). Scared to start it because my friend said it mAde his anxiety/depression worse and gave him suicidal thoughts

Lexapro (escitalopram): I recommend you sit down with your doctor to discuss risks versus benefits of being on Lexapro (escitalopram) versus not being on it. ...Read more

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Dx w/ depression years ago. This past year, suicidal thoughts 24/7. Saw psychiatrist, was diagnosis w/ bp2. Starting new meds. Norm. Depres to bp2?

Dx w/ depression years ago. This past year, suicidal thoughts 24/7. Saw psychiatrist, was diagnosis w/ bp2. Starting new meds. Norm. Depres to bp2?

MDD > Bipolar: Most individuals who ultimately develop bipolar initially had depression. It is difficult to diagnose type ii bipolar, because other than depression, the abnormality is hypomania episodes, which are associated with improved functioning. On average, it takes 10 years for a person who has bipolar to accurately receive the diagnosis. This is particularly the case with bipolar type ii, like yourself. ...Read more

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I'm taking depression pills on my own but I'm starting to feel more depressed/suicidal thoughts these days, I'm so confused, don't kw what to do. ..

See a psychiatrist: Right away. You need to be under the close care of a psychiatrist to monitor negative side effects. Please make an appt as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can anti-depression medications cause suicidal thoughts?

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Can anti-depression medications cause suicidal thoughts?

In young patients: Anti-depressant medications like Prozac (fluoxetine) have been found to increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children and adolescents under the age of 25, especially when they start this medication. This trend is not seen in adults over the age of 25 and anti-depressants may decrease suicidal behavior in older adults over 65. ...Read more

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How can I manage suicidal thoughts from postpartum depression?

How can I manage suicidal thoughts from postpartum depression?

Call yor doctor...: Call your doctor immediately. This is an emergency, not only for you, but for your child as well, and it is very hard to manage without help. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d deficiency cause depression. Also can vitamin B12 cause psychosis and suicidal thoughts?

Can vitamin d deficiency cause depression. Also can vitamin B12 cause psychosis and suicidal thoughts?

Vitamin D can help: W/mood but is not a major cause of depression. Make sure you take enough. Your doc can measure your levels. Low b 12 is not the cause of suicidal thoughts and psychosis. As your doc about sublingual b 12 or shots. This will help you feel better. See a mental health professional for the negative thoughts and you will have a well-rounded treatment plan. Diet/exercise? ...Read more

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How do you treat depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts?

How do you treat depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts?

Options: There are both talk and medication therapies for the symptoms you describe. The first step to determining the correct treatment for you is a thorough evaluation. You can discuss your symptoms and the risks and benefits of all the different types of treatments. Then you'll be able to select a treatment regimen that is uniquely suited to your situaltion ...Read more

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Should I admit to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts on college health forms?

Yes: Information on these forms helps the student health service respond more helpfully to you. Physicians and nurses staffing the student health service need to know your past medical history, the same as your primary care doctor would. Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts count as medical issues needing care. There may be student health psychiatrists on staff as well. ...Read more

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What will happen if I go to the hospital for suicidal thoughts and severe depression?

What will happen if I go to the hospital for suicidal thoughts and severe depression?

Treatment starts: Usually you'll stay 3 or more days. Medication will be started (or changed if you already take some), & you'll have individual & group therapy, & other activities. A social worker may connect you with social service agencies if you need it, a dietician may stop by, and there may be a little job counseling. They'll set up office treatment for you after you go, when you feel safe and non-suicidal. ...Read more

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Is it possible for depression to worsen at night? I have insomnia and it seems my suicidal thoughts or depressed states increase at night.

Is it possible for depression to worsen at night? I have insomnia and it seems my suicidal thoughts or depressed states increase at night.

Yes: Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. It is common for people who suffer from depression and anxiety to experience a worsening of symptoms at night. You may need an adjustment in your medicine. It may also help to talk with a therapist to explore the meaning of this along with developing some coping strategies to help yourself during these difficult episodes. Best wishes and stay safe! ...Read more

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I think my daughter has depression, she is always sad, no interest in things, suicidal thoughts. She is 14. What shall I do? How do I help her?

I think my daughter has depression, she is always sad, no interest in things, suicidal thoughts. She is 14. What shall I do? How do I help her?

Pediatrics visit: It is very important that she speak to your pediatrician about these symptoms. Your doctor will help determine if there is a medical reason for the symptoms and whether she is at risk. Ensure that there is no bullying at school or home and that she eats well and sleeps well. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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I am taking 100mg of seretaline for depression today I was really depressed and was crying I had some suicidal thoughts can that happen often why?

I am taking 100mg of seretaline for depression today I was really depressed and was crying I had some suicidal thoughts can that happen often why?

Suicidal thoughts?: If u have suicidal thoughts, go to the er immediately. Taking antidepressant alone. Can work in 45 percent of the time taking medication and therapy work in 85 percent of the time. Make sure u see a therapist also. ...Read more

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I've been told to discontinue trifluoperazine as it is causing suicidal thoughts and depression. Do I have to taper or can I just stop I'm only on 2mg?

I've been told to discontinue trifluoperazine as it is causing suicidal thoughts and depression. Do I have to taper or can I just stop I'm only on 2mg?

SEE your doctor: It could be dangerous for you to answer this question here. You must see someone, given the situation you describe. ...Read more

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I just switched from zyprexa (olanzapine) to lithium, I am suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts, I am trying to relax, what should I do?

Call: Call your psychiatrist right away and if you cannot reach him or her immediately, then you should seek an immediate evaluation at an emergency department. Suicidal thoughts are temporary and will pass, but taking your own life is a permanent tragedy. You can be helped over this hurdle but you must take the first step and get that help! Things will get better! Call for help now, please! ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Suicidal Thoughts (Definition)

Suicide is the act of deliberately taking one's own life. Suicidal behavior is any deliberate action with potentially life-threatening consequences, such as taking a drug overdose or ...Read more