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Are there symptoms that can help predict suicide?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: No, but ....

Suicide risk assessment is difficult and far from an exact science.
Depression often leads to thoughts of suicide but who will take their own life and when ? Risk is increased when some who is depressed is also anxious agitated and or impulsive. More women attempt suicide while more men succeed.Substance abuse, bipolar disorder, history of suicide attempts, family history of suicide, are red flags.

In brief: No, but ....

Suicide risk assessment is difficult and far from an exact science.
Depression often leads to thoughts of suicide but who will take their own life and when ? Risk is increased when some who is depressed is also anxious agitated and or impulsive. More women attempt suicide while more men succeed.Substance abuse, bipolar disorder, history of suicide attempts, family history of suicide, are red flags.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: No, but ....

Suicide risk assessment is difficult and far from an exact science.
Depression often leads to thoughts of suicide but who will take their own life and when ? Risk is increased when some who is depressed is also anxious agitated and or impulsive. More women attempt suicide while more men succeed.Substance abuse, bipolar disorder, history of suicide attempts, family history of suicide, are red flags.

In brief: No, but ....

Suicide risk assessment is difficult and far from an exact science.
Depression often leads to thoughts of suicide but who will take their own life and when ? Risk is increased when some who is depressed is also anxious agitated and or impulsive. More women attempt suicide while more men succeed.Substance abuse, bipolar disorder, history of suicide attempts, family history of suicide, are red flags.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treacherous

As a pathologist, i see suicides with 20/20 hindsight.
What's most difficult is that the would-be suicide often withdraws from others and becomes harder to see. This should worry one as much just like statements of suicidal thoughts, or observations of loss of interest in life.

In brief: Treacherous

As a pathologist, i see suicides with 20/20 hindsight.
What's most difficult is that the would-be suicide often withdraws from others and becomes harder to see. This should worry one as much just like statements of suicidal thoughts, or observations of loss of interest in life.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: FROM SAVE.ORG

Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun. Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live. Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain. Talking about being a burden to others. Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs. Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly. Sleeping too little or too much.

In brief: FROM SAVE.ORG

Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.
Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun. Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live. Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain. Talking about being a burden to others. Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs. Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly. Sleeping too little or too much.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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