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I want to know if can topiramate cause suicidal ideation and why.

I want to know if can topiramate cause suicidal ideation and why.

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Thoughts Of Suicide (Definition)

Any thoughts about killing or hurting oneself should be treated seriously, The first step is to see a mental health professional immediately. I f that can't be arranged right away , one should go to the ER or Urgent Care. SOme people have such thoughts but don't act on them but you need to have a professional evaluate you and the thoughts and work out a ...Read more


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What should you expect if you go to the hospital for suicidal ideation?

What should you expect if you go to the hospital for suicidal ideation?

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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What are the first steps after realizing you are experiencing suicidal ideation?

What are the first steps after realizing you are experiencing suicidal ideation?

First you have to: Realize that you are thinking negatively and thinking about death. Second you should seek help from a counselor. Find help to cope with the stress in your life. Then find better solutions to the problems. Find alternatives to what frustrates you. ...Read more

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Does suicidal ideation require hospitalization?

Does suicidal ideation require hospitalization?

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 more

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What is the meaning by morbid suicidal ideation?

What is the meaning by morbid suicidal ideation?

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

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What is considered suicidal ideation? Does having a plan count?

What is considered suicidal ideation? Does having a plan count?

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

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Can someone be hospitalized for self-harm and suicidal ideation?

Can someone be hospitalized for self-harm and suicidal ideation?

Yes: Yes they can if they are unable to keep themselves safe at home. I would encourage you to talk to your family or someone who can help you make a safety plan. Here is the number for a national suicide chat line: 1 (800) 273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ...Read more

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Would it be rare for bystolic (nebivolol) or atenenol to cause suicidal ideation?

SIDE EFFECTS: Depression & suicidal thoughts have been reported with this medication. If you have specific concerns or are experiencing and these or any other symptoms, you should communicate with the prescribing doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Why do ERs automatically place you on an involuntary hold when you seek inpatient care for suicidal ideation prior to attempting to harm yourself?

Why do ERs automatically place you on an involuntary hold when you seek inpatient care for suicidal ideation prior to attempting to harm yourself?

Your saftey: Hi we do this for your saftey. As ER physicians we are obligated to make sure you do not harm yourself. The very thought of killing yourself triggers the invol hold. Then a crisis worker or psychiatrist needs to evalute you and your risk factor and a decision is then made. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more