6 doctors weighed in:
To have major depressive disorder do you have to have suicidal thoughts?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
It's not a requirement for the diagnosis but leaving MDD untreated can definitely lead to those thoughts

In brief: No
It's not a requirement for the diagnosis but leaving MDD untreated can definitely lead to those thoughts
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
In brief: No
Major depressive disorder may or may not have suicidal thoughts.

In brief: No
Major depressive disorder may or may not have suicidal thoughts.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
Dr. Momen El Nesr
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