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How common is it for somebody sad to get suicidal tendencies?

How common is it for somebody sad to get suicidal tendencies?

Not common: Thoughts of suicide are not uncommon in seriously depressed persons, but mere sadness should not lead to thoughts of self harm. Thinking of ending one's own life is a serious psychiatric symptom that requires immediate treatment. Please see your doctor and ask to see a mental health professional or f you are seriously considering suicide call 911 or go to your nearest eric. ...Read more

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Suicidal Tendencies (Definition)

Is propensity to have suicidal ideations or gestures or to make suicide attempts. There is also a musical ...Read more


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How common is it for somebody to get bipolar disorder?

How common is it for somebody to get bipolar disorder?

Bipolar frequency: You don't catch bipolar disorder like a cold or cancer. You are born with a biologic predisposition and this might manifest at a certain age or be triggered by stress or drug use (incl antidepressants). Stats are 1% of general population but can be as high as 10-30% of individuals who have bipolar parents. Severity can vary greatly and early treatment can be very effective. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get lsd abuse?

How common is it for somebody to get lsd abuse?

Not that common: Lsd is not a very popular drug these days, but it is still out there. And it is still deadly, leaving statistics rather than people in its' wake. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get bleeding tendency?

How common is it for somebody to get bleeding tendency?

Bleeding disorders: Because of the wide variety of causes, the exact incidence of bleeding disorders in the United States is not known. Von willebrand’s disease is the most common bleeding disorder in the United States, affecting approximately 1% to 2% of the population. Haemophilia a and b are rare conditions with a combined incidence of about 1:10 000 of the population. There are other causes. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get autism?

How common is it for somebody to get autism?

Depends: The current belief is that 1 out of 150 children can be diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder. However, there is concern that the criteria for autistic spectrum disorder are to broad. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get narcolepsy?

How common is it for somebody to get narcolepsy?

It depends: The answer depends on what population you are talking about. In the us, narcolepsy is estimated to affect 1 in 2000 people. It is much more common in japan, very rare in israel. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many people think suicide or depression is an illness?

?: I do not have an exact answer for you. I believe several people out there do not believe in mental illness for various reasons. There is such a stigma associated with mental illness, some choose to ignore it..With research, public education and awareness this number should diminish. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get behavioral problem?

How common is it for somebody to get behavioral problem?

Very: Since 'behavior' defines all that we do, any problem related to our actions can be considered a 'behavioral problem.' the term is generally used to refer to repeated behaviors, even when the negative consequences make it clear that the behavior causes anger or stress in others, or reduces the freedom of the patient. It depends on who sets the rules - a strict parent may see more 'problems!'. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get alzheimer's?

How common is it for somebody to get alzheimer's?

Depends: The incidence of alzheimer's disease depends on a person's age and to some extent family history. 10% of people over 65, and >45% of people over 85 have ad. If there is late onset ad in the family (onset >65) the risk to children is only a few percent. If there is early onset ad (onset < 60) the risk can be up to 50%. The early onset type of ad is much, much less common overall. ...Read more

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How can I get someone who is bipolar to recognize his illness, and not be in denial?

How can I get someone who is bipolar to recognize his illness, and not be in denial?

Tough task: Amongst the most difficult in terms of denial are people with type i bipolar and paraonid individuals. The grandiose sense from the euphoria tends to make one feel there is nothing wrong and it is just other people's problems. Medication noncompliance is common. The right approach is not the same for anyone, educaton help some, intervention others, and some will listen 2 a professional. ...Read more

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Is it common for people losing hair to get depression?

Is it common for people losing hair to get depression?

It depends: Depression is not an automatic response for all people who lose hair, but is a loss. Response depends upon one's feelings about having hair, & how losing it affects sense of self. What does hair represent to the person, and does s/he still feel like a loveable & whole person even with less of it? Is the hair loss in the course of aging -- or cancer treatment, with fears about illness & death? ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to be develop and eating disorder not out of self hate?

Is it possible for me to be develop and eating disorder not out of self hate?

Yes, good point: Many ed folk don't hate themselves or intend to have this happen.. Many psychological symptoms develop from mistaken efforts to do something good. Few want to harm themselves at the beginning of a problem. You might have wanted to avoid getting fat but got into bad patterns or habits which were even worse. It's a common tale and why we all need help sometimes. Find some, ok. ...Read more

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How easy is it for a (bipolar disorder) person to have relationships?

How easy is it for a (bipolar disorder) person to have relationships?

Learn the tricks: There are certain patterns in how other folks respond to you depending on your mood. It is really helpful to: (1) keep track of your moods, so you know what the other person might be thinking and (2) learn about those patterns so that you know how to respond when your partner feels you are totally caught up in your own activities (mania) or suddenly incredibly inaccessible (depression). ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get overdose?

How common is it for somebody to get overdose?

Of what?: If you are asking about a prescribed medication, rarely if you take the medication as prescribed. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get serotonin syndrome?

How common is it for somebody to get serotonin syndrome?

Uncommon: Serotonin related medications are generally safe as a class, and serotonin syndrome is very uncommon. ...Read more

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Someone I know will never see a psychiatrist for a bipolar disorder though the adult makes everyone's life miserable. How to get her to cooperate?

Someone I know will never see a psychiatrist for a bipolar disorder though the adult makes everyone's life miserable. How to get her to cooperate?

Mental Illness: Be gentle but firm and keep yourself as healthy as possible no matter what the other person does. Please look into the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI). They outreach to family and friends. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get astrocytoma?

Uncommon: Astrocytomas occur in approximately 3 out of 100, 000 people annually. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get thalassemia?

How common is it for somebody to get thalassemia?

Trait is more common: The thalassemia trait is a fairly common finding in certain ethnic groups (those of mediterranean, african, and some asian descents). The trait is generally a mild condition the contributes to a mild form of anemia that generally does not cause any problems. If both genes are affected, a child will have thalassemia which causes a much more significant type of anemia. That condition is more rare. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die of depression or sadness?

Is it possible for you to die of depression or sadness?

Depression and death: Absolutely. People who are severely depressed are at a higher mortality rate. Indirectly, through physical illness or lack of attention to health factors; or directly, e.g. Suicide or neglect of basic needs for survival. Pay attention to experiences of prolonged sadness or unresolved grief and consult a mental health professional. Depression is a very treatable condition. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get altitude illness?

How common is it for somebody to get altitude illness?

Common: Almost 1/3 of people have symptoms above 3000 meters (9800 feet) some seem more sensitive at lower altitude. Going up faster, (also sleeping high at night, perhaps not being fit, not using preventative medicine) all increase risk. Altitude illness is first reversible by reversing direction and going back downhill. If ignored--deaths do occur. Take it seriously and learn about symptoms. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody sad to get suicidal tendencies?

Not common: Thoughts of suicide are not uncommon in seriously depressed persons, but mere sadness should not lead to thoughts of self harm. Thinking of ending one's own life is a serious psychiatric symptom that requires immediate treatment. Please see your doctor and ask to see a mental health professional or f you are seriously considering suicide call 911 or go to your nearest eric. ...Read more

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I have suicidal thoughts and I have had them for a while. Im hyper and happy one minute then out if nowhere i get really sad what's wrong with me?

I have suicidal thoughts and I have had them for a while. Im hyper and happy one minute then out if nowhere i get really sad what's wrong with me?

Get help NOW: Consulting with a psychiatrist is the best way to get an answer to your question. From your description, you may have a mood disorder that needs evaluation and treatment. There are good talk therapies and medications when needed -- but you first need to see a doctor for help. If suicidal now, go to an er or call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about suicidal tendencies?

How much should I worry about suicidal tendencies?

Get help: You should take suicidal tendencies very seriously. Those with suicidal thoughts and previous attempts are at high risk for completed suicide. Get help for the underlying problem, which may be a mood disorder, personality disorder, substance abuse, anxiety, etc. See a psychiatrist and a counselor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Do boys or girls have more suicidal tendencies?

Suicide & Gender: Statistics show that females attempt suicide more often than males, however males are more often successful with their attempts due to the lethality of their chosen method. No matter a person's gender or age it is important that people are aware of the warning signs of a person with suicidal ideations. ...Read more

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Why do anti depressants cause suicidal tendencies in some cases?

Why do anti depressants cause suicidal tendencies in some cases?

False: As a psychiatrist , i truly believe and under stand the appearance of "suicidal tendecies" not to be truly causal, but rather in folks-particularly young adults-as they get some ''energy'' back, they are able to act upon already present thoughts and plans. I know i will be skewered by some of my colleagues. I gladly defend! ...Read more

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Can mental conditions like suicidal tendencies be inherited from your parents?

Can mental conditions like suicidal tendencies be inherited from your parents?

Inherited suicide: The most common mental condition associated with suicide would be depression. Depression and other mood disorders have a genetic component that will increase your risk when a blood relative has the disorder. But remember you only inherit an increased risk, not a certainty. It just means you need to practice healthier mental habits and get help quickly if you notice signs of depression. ...Read more

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Why do antidepressants cause suicidal tendencies in some cases?

See below!!: In deep depression, one may be so lethargic with no energy to do anything, including hurting themselves! sometimes, one may feel better enough on the meds that they have the energy it takes to become dangerous in that way! when getting on meds initially, insist on seeing your md frequently until you feel adjusted to the new meds. Also psychotherapy is usually recommended along with psych meds... ...Read more

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What r suicidal tendencies?

A combination: Of factors that cause concern about the risk of suicide, such as depression, drinking, suicidal thoughts/plans, etc. ...Read more

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What r "suicidal tendencies"?

What r "suicidal tendencies"?

Suicide Risk: Thinking about and planning suicide are risk factors for suicide. If a person has suicidal thoughts, threatens to commit suicide, makes suicidal gestures or attempts, or engages in careless and risky behaviors, they are sometimes said to have "suicidal tendencies." this is not a common professional term, however. If concerned about suicide risk call a professional or 9-1-1. ...Read more

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What are examples of suicidal tendencies?

What are examples of suicidal tendencies?

Harming self: Warning signs for suicide include thinking and talking about it, talking about reuniting with a dead loved one, giving away possessions, talking about dying, hopelessness, severe depression, isolation and withdrawal. Suicidal tendencies would include engaging in high risk behavior with little regard for one's own safety: drinking and driving, excessive drug use, reckless driving, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible that suicidal tendencies are normal?

Is it possible that suicidal tendencies are normal?

No, NO, no, abs. NO: Got my point. This is like a raging psychiatric fever. If this is you or a loved one, let's stop this abnormal, pathologic, very dangerous sitch. I mean it ! tomorrow is not soon enough. Ok ? Good. ...Read more

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What is a good way to fight off suicidal tendencies?

What is a good way to fight off suicidal tendencies?

A++ treatment: First see a well trained psychiatrist (md). After an evaluation, treat mint customized to you will/should be discussed. The latest anti-depressants and excellent psychotherapy have won me praise, thanks, name of next chid. And i know I am just the conduit. Call yesterday. You should be seen tomorrow! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: suicidal tendencies?

What is the definition or description of: suicidal tendencies?

Suicidal tendency: Is propensity to have suicidal ideations or gestures or to make suicide attempts. There is also a musical band by that name. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for dealing with people with suicidal tendencies?

What do you recommend for dealing with people with suicidal tendencies?

Professional help: Suicidal ideation is a psychiatric emergency. Thoughts of suicide should never be taken lightly. Most if not all cases of successful suicide could have been prevented. If someone says they are considering taking their own life, take them to the er or call 911. ...Read more

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What is a good way to fight off suicidal tendencies without medication?

What is a good way to fight off suicidal tendencies without medication?

See below: Psychotherapy will help you find out what is triggering your tendencies. Having a "crisis card" or something similar with the hotline phone numbers, coping skills and plan of action -- what to do when impulses become hard to handle. If these impulses do become unbearable, dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER if I am having suicidal tendencies?

Should I go to the ER if I am having suicidal tendencies?

Probably: If you find yourself thinking about suicide as a general concept, you should see a therapist or psychiatrist. But if you're starting to make plans about how you would kill yourself, then it's time to go to the er. ...Read more

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Can Depakote cause suicidal tendencies in reforming drug addicts?

Can Depakote cause suicidal tendencies in reforming drug addicts?

NO: That is like asking if af bilge pump sunk the titanic. Ok, now that I have your attention, i applaud''the reforming''. Ever taken a look beneath the''reforming drug addicts'' part?Why? Because that is where we need to help. ...Read more

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I have OCD and i experience suicidal tendencies. What should I do?

I have OCD and i experience suicidal tendencies. What should I do?

Psychotherapy: You've shown a good sign in asking. To help protect you from harm, take therapy seriously and work well to find a trusting relationship that puts your safety first! if you are on meds, pay attention to the effects, tell the dr, perhaps make changes that will work better. Be as open as possible and contract w/ caring others to support your life. Not easy, but possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do when school is causing me high anxiety and suicidal tendencies?

What can I do when school is causing me high anxiety and suicidal tendencies?

See a doctor: Feeling suicidal makes this more urgent/emergent. Call a doctor. There are treatments for helping you cope with anxiety--both medications and therapy. For many, many people, school is a source of stress (as well as a pathway to a better life). There are many reasons why it is stressful, but being evaluated and graded, for those who are self-critical or insecure can be very challenging. ...Read more