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How do you treat depression, self harm and suicidal thoughts?

Options. There are both talk and medication therapies for the symptoms you describe. The first step to determining the correct treatment for you is a thorough evaluation. You can discuss your symptoms and the risks and benefits of all the different types of treatments. Then you'll be able to select a treatment regimen that is uniquely suited to your situaltion. Read more...

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?

Have you tried meds? In this situation i probably have more questions than answers. First of all have you been on medication and if so, which ones. Secondly, has anyone tried to augment the medications with other medications such as lithium or thyroid or abilify (aripiprazole)? Has anyone tried lamictal. Have you had a second opinion to make sure that the diagnosis is accurate since at your age it would not at all be uncommon for long periods of depression to occur first with the mania only becoming apparent sometimes years after the fact. You have a history of any anxiety disordersthat have not been treated. Have add and adhd been successfully excluded as diagnoses.Has your thyroid been checked, have vitamin deficiencies been checked for, and when was your last physical examination.Most importantly, do you have a history of significant childhood trauma. If so has it been addressed as part of your therapy.Are there significant family conflicts, and if so has your family been involved in family therapy with you.Review these things and if necessary get a second opinion. You should not still be suffering. Read more...
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...

What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

Many. factors can lead to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization . The decision to admit is based on the danger posed by the condition and the determination that it cannot be managed on an outpatient basis. Preventing harm is one goal but hospitalization can be required to conduct a proper diagnostic evaluation and to initiate treatment that will allow the patient to be safely cared for outside the hosp. Read more...