suicidal ideation

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the formation of ideas or images. adj., adj idea´tional.
suicidal ideation recurring thoughts of or preoccupation with suicide.
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suicidal ideation

Suicidality Psychiatry Mental thoughts and images which hinge around committing suicide. See Suicide.
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Patient discussion about suicidal ideation

Q. Should they still be having suicidal thoughts? Hi there, if someone who has been diagnosed as a rapid - cycling bipolar is on Epival, should they still be having suicidal thoughts and is there anything else that could be added in terms of medication to stabilize them?

A. Seek help right away when suicidal thoughts begin to creep in. It is important to pay attention to them right at the beginning and seek help right away so they dont get too bad. Like the others said there are a lot of medications that can be very helpful. My partner is also a rapid cycler and is on and antidepressant, a mood stabilizer, an anti psychotic and an anti anxiety medication which is working well/ However like the rest she needs enough sleep and enough excercise to keep her stable

Q. Bipolar disorder will have a suicidal thought. People who are affected by Bipolar disorder will have a suicidal thought?

A. probably...sorry to say this but there is a good chance that they'll have thoughts about suicide. in the depression episodes it's even common. this is why it's very important to diagnose and treat that condition.

Q. I think I am a Bipolar.Help me to diagnose my bipolar disorder. Hi, I am Andrew 14. I think I am a Bipolar, I have really bad phases of depression inc. Self harm bulimia and suicidal thoughts as well as phases of hyper activity and huge screaming rows . Can anybody help me to diagnose my bipolar disorder?

A. Thank you for sharing Andrew,
A self diagnosis will not be of any help to you. If you believe you may be suffering with bipolar disorder it is time to make an appointment to see your doctor and ask for a referral to a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist will be able to properly diagnose you and get the proper treatements started. I would look into councelling as well. It helps to combine the medications with theropy, both individual and treatement. I wish you all the best.

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I also don't know how closely primary care physicians and nurse practitioners monitor patients, or if they warn them of the risk of mania or suicidal impulse. If medication trials are unsuccessful, or only partly helpful, do primary care physicians know how to switch and augment these agents?
It is an unnatural choice, a suicidal impulse that would have the whole race extinct.
Clarke does not assume we are all equally susceptible to suicidal impulses. He does not deny that for some the suicidal impulse will be so strong that they will commit suicide by some other means if toxic gas is not readily at hand.
Although no way exists to prove that a particular incident definitely involved suicidal impulse, these five categories and the news stories that represent the cases help to illustrate the validity of the rating process.
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But pangs of guilt about how his death would hurt his parents check his suicidal impulse.
The presence of a firearm can change what happens when someone experiences a suicidal impulse, Webster said.
That's what I mean by my title, The Suicidal Impulse of the Business Community.
In March 1965, shortly after his suicidal impulse, It's Not Unusual was No 1.
"While I understand that GM Police are concerned to avoid inconvenience to drivers on the motorway, I have written to Andy Burnham as our police and crime commissioner and to GMP to ask that future cases of people with mental ill-health or acting on suicidal impulses are offered that crisis support rather than criminalised for making a cry for help."
Dan Reidenberg was consulted by producers before the premiere and he said it was just the kind of show to convince vulnerable kids to act on suicidal impulses.
With help, people can overcome their suicidal impulses, she said.