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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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Depression. Early child-40yo. Mod to severe, suicidal ideation. No luck with too MANY meds. Hospitalized x 4. Pretending recovery. What now? Hopeless
Complex: Cannot give you an answer to an open question on this limited platform, please seek help from whomever health professional you trust ASAP, goodluck ...Read more
How would you treat a patient with fibromyagia who is either allergic to all meds used to treat it or has suicidal ideation's with tricyclic ad's?
Homeopathy: If there has been this much sensitivity to pharmaceutical medications, i would suggest an assessment to see whether classical homeopathy might be of use. Some controlled studies show benefit, including http://tinyurl.Com/mh5byko the homeopath must be experienced to take the case ;select appropriate homeopathic medicines. Also acupuncture, nutritional interventions, and exercise can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Widowed x 7y. 7 children. Hosp. For suicidal ideation 4x. In therapy for 7 y. Still in so much pain. So angry! Lost all friends after. What to do?
It can be so hard...: This sounds very sad and you need to find better help which can be a challenge. But please don't give up. Try new therapists until you find one you trust. Also seek support from clergy or another type of community activity or 12-step or PWP group. You don't list your medications or procedures but there may be help available from a new doctor/therapist - keep trying! ...Read more
Can tegretol or klonopin (clonazepam) cause suicidal ideation /just strange thoughts even at low doses?
Klonopin (clonazepam): especially can cause changes in mentation (it is a sedative). Tegretol, a non-habit-forming anti-epileptic is less likely to do this, but it does change brain function. There is not a lot of difference between tegretol doses that are effective and those that cause side effects (sluggish thinking, and many other side effects). ...Read more
Do doctors have a low opinion and respect for patients they may have to detain to a hospital because of .suicidal ideation. ?
Doctors have: opinions and feelings like anyone else but they try hard not to judge. Most are compassionate and understanding and simply want the very best for their patients. Above all, do not let the judgments of others, real or imagined. shape your life. Do your best to make healthy choices to stay alive and well and rise above what others think. Listen to friends and family and utilize their feedback. ...Read more
Re: a severely depressed person with constant suicidal ideation, a plan, and multiple means of high lethality, what does a "grave" prognosis mean?
Get person to ER: This person needs to be seen in the ER asap and hospitalized for suicidal high risk. This person should not be left alone. All obvious means of self-harm (pills, alcohol, drugs, any weapons, sharp objects etc) should be removed and made inaccessible. Call 911 if necessary. This person as described meets criteria for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers