Patient discussion about suicide
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what is suicidal behavior/is it a psychiatric disorders?
|A1||Thank you also from me Lixurion. You make a huge difference in our lives.|
|A2||thank you lixuri, that is the best answer is have ever seen.--mrfoot56|
|A3||Hi my friend; suicidal behaviour is, when somebody feels totally lost. He/she sees no issue anymore in life (no job, no friends, no money, no partner and so on). Such persons are seeking to stay alone as much as possible. It is very difficult to approach them. If you have a good touch with someone and he/she tells you about suicide intentions - TAKE THIS FOR VERY SERIOUS! He/she needs really help, care 24h a day. Attention all the time. I saw too many persons making suicide or trying to. Some could survive, others were hanging in their room in an asylum. I had even told the doctor before, that he should not isolate and allow a man to have a single room. But this psychiatrist was younger than me, unexperienced and after the suicide, he had only the attitude "this can happen, we are here in an asylum..." Since then, I take every person telling me she/he wants to make suicide very very serious. Suicide has to do with heaviest depression. I know it. I was several times in this si|
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?
|A1||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|
|A2||I have just been told that I'm a rapid-cycler. But I pretty much guessed it anyway. I take a mood stabiliser (Tegretol), anti-anxiety (Buspar) Escitalopram (cipralex), and anti-psychotic (chlorpromazine). The SSRI keeps me up and slightly manic, although I have to agree if I don't get enough sleep the cycles keep on going. My family doctor said that it depends on the type of cycles you have. If they are depressive then they prefer lithium and if they are manic they prefer anti-convulsants. SSRI's are only safe with either of these. Hope this helps you Waylon.|
|A3||I don't know when you have posted, but I’ve been told that the best things for rapid cycling are anti convulsants (like topomax, etc) or anti pshychotics, and that anti depressents and lithium's can make it worse.|
Q. How do I know if someone’s planning to commit suicide?
A guy I know is acting weird lately…saying some scary stuff about dying. How can I know he is not joking? And how can I stop him?
|A1||it shouldn't be your goal to stop him or prevent him as you say. you can't be with this individual 24/7.. if you are there for him and give him your ear to listen it will go much farther to prevent him than nething else you could do. as we learn in the psych field a very simple, effective way to discern suicidal intent is to talk w/ them and in the course of the conversation look right at them and say "it sounds like you're thinking about killing yourself". don't hesitate to call a healthcare professional to explain the situation. you don't have to give your name or his name for them to give u advice|
|A2||Irus posted a very good list of resources and numbers to call concerning crises and possible suicide:|
or just search her for the word suicide
|A3||Here is a website that can really help you in that!! It helped many people and saved lifes:|
Q. how do i not think about my first dad Robert so much i'm just wondering/ he committed suicide Ashley shipp
what causes suicide i'm just wondering ashley shipp
|A1||Thank you for the support DrMDK.|
|A2||First It was not your fault|
Second The fact you wonder means - you care
Third Try help any friend when they are depressed
You are special to care.
|A3||I suppose he must have been very unwell.|
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 have a doubt, where people suffered by bipolar have thinking about suicide.
My uncle was suffered from bipolar disorder. Before 3 months he committed suicide. I have a doubt, where people suffered by bipolar have thinking about suicide.
|A1||Thank you for sharing with us Devontae,|
Again I am sorry for your loss. Chances are that your uncle suffered with bipolar disorder for a lot longer than 3 months. Unfortunately some people wait until it is too late to seek help. It takes so much for a person to admit they have a problem and activly seek the help they need, I have the utmost respect for those who have been able to seek the help and been able to help themselves and their family. So many fall through the cracks though, being misdiagnosed or waiting until they are so far into depression or mania that they need it to end right away. Theropy and medications take time to work, there is a process involved in finding the right combination of meds and theropy, unfortunately for some that process takes too long.
I dont know what your uncle was experiencing before his passing, I hope that he is now pain free. I am praying for you and your family at this time, as well as your uncle I pray that he is now in peace.
|A2||I am sorry for your loss, Devontae. Those of us who have Bipolar Disorder can be suicidal in either the manic or depressive phase. In the manic phase, suicide can sometimes be accidental. Many of people who are in a Manic have symptoms of psychosis. That can be anything from the extreme feelings of elation to paranoia or hallucinations. Some have committed suicide by jumping off a bridge; believing they can fly, for instance. In the depressive phase, there is exhaustion, intense guilt as to how this illness affects their loved ones, and the feeling/delusion that everybody would be better off without them if they were dead. This illness is no different than an illness like Cancer. Many of us can be medicated, learn the right tools to manage the illness, and go into "remission." And unfortunately some hang on the best they can, but do not survive. |
All the best to you, sweetie.
|A3||it's very common suicidal thoughts in Bipolar disorder. it's part of the depression episode, a very dangerous part. if you think someone has suicidal thoughts- ask him about him. ask him directly and tell him that you are worried about him and don't want him to do something stupid. it can be the difference between life and death.|
Q. My best friend is always seemed to be depressed. Once he tried to commit suicide. I like to help him.Can u plz
Hi I am Mickey, student at the Capella University. My best friend is always seemed to be depressed. Once he tried to commit suicide. His parents are not supporting him; they are not considering him in any way. I usually spend more time with him. I like to help him. When he is in severe depression I don’t know what to do to him, and how to treat him?
|A1||Hi Mickey, I feel sorry for your friend and I really appreciate your care for him. Among young people, depression is common. Talk to his parents or another relative who he respects and trusts. Try to give him self confidence and self esteem. Involve him in some other activity for example, reading books, watching movies etc. It will help him to come out from depression. If not, consult a local physician. There are so many meds which will cure his problem.|
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|A3||hi Mickey, i am here the topic-manager for "depression" in charge by iMedix. i have this diagnosed correctly only since 16 years ago by my first psychiatrist but i was already 12 years before depressive. i give you story to read:|
stay in touch with your friend with his favourite hobbies. keep him doing something he loves to change his thoughts. sometimes doctors know only little about what we have, because they never had it theirselves. don't be scared about depression but about suicide-intentions. come online and talk to me if you should still be scared and visit a good psychiatrist with him. i had to search 13 years, before i finally found one, after three times being by force in an asylum, because i could not handle anymore all accumulated traumata of my life. does he take actually medication? does he live alone? does he have a pet, a girl-friend? keep cool and i thank you for your courage to stay with us. try to bring him r
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