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Is it possible to have depression without being suicidal? What are the signs?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Singing the blues

Signs of depression: not enjoying your usual things, sleeping too much or feeling tired all the time, trouble sleeping, not hungry or eating all the time, feeling bad about yourself, trouble concentrating, people bugging you more than they used to (more easily irritated), isolating yourself.
Sound familiar? Seek help. Get support. Talk to people you love and who love you.

In brief: Singing the blues

Signs of depression: not enjoying your usual things, sleeping too much or feeling tired all the time, trouble sleeping, not hungry or eating all the time, feeling bad about yourself, trouble concentrating, people bugging you more than they used to (more easily irritated), isolating yourself.
Sound familiar? Seek help. Get support. Talk to people you love and who love you.
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it is

The quick answer is, in depression without suicidal thoughts the only real sign is the presence or absence of the suicidal thinking.
Sad can very easily turn into clinical depression and the same kind of prevention and treatment used in folks who have a history of clinical depression is used.

In brief: Yes it is

The quick answer is, in depression without suicidal thoughts the only real sign is the presence or absence of the suicidal thinking.
Sad can very easily turn into clinical depression and the same kind of prevention and treatment used in folks who have a history of clinical depression is used.
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Dr. Madan Uprety
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is possible to be depressed without being suicidal.
Many depressed individuals may not have suicidal thoughts.

In brief: Yes

It is possible to be depressed without being suicidal.
Many depressed individuals may not have suicidal thoughts.
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depression can manifest itself in many ways.
..Having 'suicidal' thoughts or tendencies is usually the most severe and requires treatment by a skilled health professional. Some common symptoms of depression are loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed, irritability, change in sleep habit, feeling "empty"; or helpless, change in weight, unexplained aches or pains. Get to the doctor!

In brief: Yes

Depression can manifest itself in many ways.
..Having 'suicidal' thoughts or tendencies is usually the most severe and requires treatment by a skilled health professional. Some common symptoms of depression are loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed, irritability, change in sleep habit, feeling "empty"; or helpless, change in weight, unexplained aches or pains. Get to the doctor!
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