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To have major depressive disorder do you have to have suicidal thoughts?

To have major depressive disorder do you have to have suicidal thoughts?

No: It's not a requirement for the diagnosis but leaving MDD untreated can definitely lead to those thoughts ...Read more

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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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I have been diagnosed with major depression but never have thoughts of suicide?

I have been diagnosed with major depression but never have thoughts of suicide?

Depression symptoms: Many people with depression don't have thoughts of suicide. Some do have thoughts of death or suicide without a specific plan. It's different for each person. But, everyone who has a depression diagnosis has a depressed, sad, or empty mood (in children or adolescents this may be characterized as an irritable mood). Effective treatments are available, so keep working with your doctor to get better. ...Read more

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I have major depression and have been in an episode for about 6 months with on and off thoughts of suicide. Should i admit myself for immediate help.

I have major depression and have been in an episode for about 6 months with on and off thoughts of suicide.  Should i admit myself for immediate help.

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. If no current thoughts of suicide - would encourage you to work with a psychiatrist ; a therapist. ...Read more

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Major feelings of depression for 6yrs.Been to counselling many times.Suicidal thoughts are common + i self harm. What do I have + is there treatment?

I agree w'DrJacobson: You are young and need a comprehensive reevaluation. You may need to try alternative types of psychotherapy as well as a good physical and medical evaluation. If you need help getting your parents to agree, consider speaking with a school counselor to help them understand why you need additional help. ...Read more

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I have major depression I am taking 225mg of venlafaxine and 50mg of trazodone as well as 150mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) still have suicidal thoughts and don't feel much better any ideas?

I have major depression I am taking 225mg of venlafaxine and 50mg of trazodone as well as 150mg of wellbutrin (bupropion) still have suicidal thoughts and don't feel much better any ideas?

Suicidation? : If you have suicidal thoughts, a plan, and have written a suicide note -go immediately to crisis center. If you've been having these thoughts for a while and not improving, you may need an alteration in your medication (addition or change). Also, you need to contact your psychologist to work out a plan for help. If you don't have a psychologist, i recommend you get one. ...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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Major Depression (Definition)

Major depression is a mood disorder where a person is persistently sad or depressed for at least two weeks with changes in sleep, appetite and weight. Change in mood could also present as irritability. Low energy or persistent lethargy is also seen. Hopelessness and disinterest in enjoyable activities is common. Suicidal ideation is a sign of worsening depression ...Read more


Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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