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I have been diagnosed with major depression but never have thoughts of suicide?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
10 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Symptoms
I am glad you asked the question.
While suicidal ideation is often linked to major depression it is only one of several criteria that make up the disorder. You may be experiencing some of the other symptoms for more than 2 weeks including: depressed mood, diminished interests, weight changes, sleep pattern changes, agitation, , fatigue, feeling feelings of worthlessness, or trouble concentrating.

In brief: Symptoms
I am glad you asked the question.
While suicidal ideation is often linked to major depression it is only one of several criteria that make up the disorder. You may be experiencing some of the other symptoms for more than 2 weeks including: depressed mood, diminished interests, weight changes, sleep pattern changes, agitation, , fatigue, feeling feelings of worthlessness, or trouble concentrating.
Dr. Michael Welsh
Dr. Michael Welsh
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below...
Thoughts of suicide are not always present in depression.
Treatment is still indicated, though, & u deserve to feel better. Psychotherapy with or without meds is indicated.

In brief: See below...
Thoughts of suicide are not always present in depression.
Treatment is still indicated, though, & u deserve to feel better. Psychotherapy with or without meds is indicated.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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