suicide

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Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and suffering he is experiencing.
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What are suicide precautions?

Inpatient orders

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Generally these are orders written on an inpatient unit when the patient has expressed suicidal intent or has previous self-harm actions. Nursing staff monitors the patient each 15 minutes, with documentation. Patient cannot leave the unit without accompaniment. Belongings carefully inspected, etc. Need for ongoing precautions is reviewed daily, until psychiatrist feels they can be lifted.
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Is anorexia a type of suicide?

It can look like it

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Although a patient with AN can look like they are trying to kill themselves, this is rarely their motivation. Many adult patients will tell you, if asked why they won't eat enough, "I am fat or don't want to get fat", if you ask children with the same illness the same question, they are likely to say "I don't know".
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone answered:

Can narcissism lead to suicide?

Yes

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One study showed patients suffering from narcissistic personality disorder made suicide attempts which were less impulsive but more lethal.
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone answered:

What is teen suicide rate in US?

6.9 per 100,000

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This is the NIMH figure for 2007
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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered:

How common are suicide attempts?

There are

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10 - 20 million suicide attempts a year as well as 800.000 - 1 million suicides a year. It is a very serious problem worldwide. Often the attempts are cries for help that can trigger much needed psychotherapy which can prevent suicides and help people go on to lead healthy productive lives.
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How to stop thinking of suicide?

Agree with Dr.Lavi

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- start by obtaining mental health care.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. When stable look to find meaning in your life.
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How many teenagers commit suicide?

Teen suicide

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6.9/100,000 per year as of NIMH statistics for ages 15-19 in 2007. Nearly five times as many boys committed suicide a compared to girls in this age range.
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Can using steroids lead to suicide?

Extremely rare!

High dose steroids 40mg/day or higher, can be associated with steroid psychosis. High doses can agitate and make sleep difficult. Remember the patient have underlying depression, or a serious underlying condition can depress an individual. Yes, it has been reported in pts. on high dose steroids, but rare.
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Dr. Miroslava Fox answered:

How can i stop thinking of suicide?

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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 your options.
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Dr. Miroslava Fox answered:

What to do after attempting suicide?

Sx awareness

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Work with your therapist and psychiatrist on Sx awareness and monitoring as well as triggers for your depression and suicidal thoughts. Work on a plan of action now for the time when crisis does return -- help you be better prepared. Focus on the things that work for you right now and embrace the positive experiences around you, however small they might seem. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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