Suicidal Ideations

Suicidal ideations are also called suicidal thoughts. It refers to self-destructive thoughts to take one's own life. It may result from depression, frustration, and unwillingness to live life.

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I am a 23-year-old male having suicidal thoughts as my aunt is depressed and angry with me. How can I make this situation better?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male, and I used to be close with my first cousin. Eventually, we developed feelings unknowingly, and we were in relation for about seven months, and now it has been a year since we separated. Now her mother, my aunt, got to know about it, and my aunt is so depressed...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand that you are distressed at the moment, and your aunt is angry at you because she did not expect whatever to happen. When receiving something shocking, every individual goes through various stages ranging from shock to anger to gradual...  Read Full »

I am a transgender with a cleft palate. How to get cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. Since I was a kid, I was always bullied because I was born to be a cleft palate. Also, I am a transgender. My parents, especially my father did not care for me. Instead, he will just keep on scolding me. He will compare me to my other relatives, and he will hurt me. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are going through a tough time, but it is not your fault. Being born with a cleft or any other anomaly is not under any one's control, and there is no use of thinking about the things that we cannot change.What is in our hand is how we cope with the stressors. Clef...  Read Full »

I miss my best friend and feel depressed. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old boy. Last year, I made a best friend. He was like my second half. He used to share each and everything with me. A few months back, I saw him with his ex-girlfriend, and they are in a relationship now. He never told me that. She lives near my home, and my friend always ...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your problem. This is completely normal at the age of 18 years. You like your friend as a friend and not as a partner. He was very close to you, but it does not mean you are gay. This is a very common feeling at your age. At this age, we can get attr...  Read Full »

Can skipping Lexapro tablets cause suicidal thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I have taken antidepressants, in particular, Lexapro 20/10 mg for about five years for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Unfortunately, I had stopped taking the anti-depressants cold turkey for about a month and a half due to negligence on my part. During the month and a half, I only expe...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is unlikely for Lexapro (Escitalopram) to cause this symptom, especially when you have been taking it for the last five years. Though there are a few reports of emergent suicidal thoughts as a part of SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) discontinuation...  Read Full »

How to overcome the feeling of hopelessness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55-year-old man. I have been suffering from depression for the last five months. I have been feeling tired and hopeless. I want your help for recovery. I am currently on Fluvoxin 50 mg BD.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Depressive disorder or depression is a neurochemical disorder. A suicidal tendencyis one main symptom of depression. You should be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder and not a men...  Read Full »

I have suicidal thoughts and I feel I am a trouble to the people around me. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am honest that I have no physical problems, and I am healthy. But in the back of my mind, I have been thinking of my death for the last four to five years, searching for effective ways to die. I had this thought when I was in my 12th standard, and the feeling grew stronger when I did my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It looks like you are stressed and suffering from self-esteem issues. As an adult, you are responsible for your life. You have mentioned that the lifestyle that you are supporting is not being paid by you. I would sug...  Read Full »

After an attempted suicide via strangulation, I am experiencing Vision problems and reduced cognitive abilities. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently attempted suicide via strangulation around 15 days ago. I have vision problems, reduced cognition, memory problem, considerably reduced problem solving, cannot drive safely, have weak limbs, wobbly legs, and poking pain in my limbs while sleeping. Do you have any input on t...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1) In what manner you tried strangulation? Please elaborate. 2) Were you hanged for some time? If yes, how long? 3) Did you lose consciousness during attempted suicide? If yes, for how long? 4) The mentioned sympt...  Read Full »

I am depressed about my father's behavior as he is an alcoholic. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am studying final year petroleum engineering. Nowadays, I do not know what is going on in my life. I was a topper during school days, and at hat time I was in my grandparent's home. When I moved to class 9, I came back to my parents. My father uses to drink a lot. He uses to get home ...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. The family conflicts may lead to sad life and poor grades in exams. In my opinion, it will be best if you will communicate with your dad regarding this issue. If he still does not understand, then try to avoid him. You are young. Try to co...  Read Full »

Why am I having rapid mood swings and ideas about suicide?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, and I have rapid mood swings, and I space out a lot like I have no awareness of what is going on around me. When someone tries to snap me out of it, I lash out. I think about suicide a lot, and I have a history of self-harm, and I have started to drink alcohol to fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are reporting mood problems, history of self-harm and suicidal ideation. When you say you are spacing out, you are possibly describing dissociation which can be a result of high-stress levels. You will benefit by talking to your doctor or a counsellor to clarify ...  Read Full »

I am skeptical regarding the drugs prescribed to me. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a panic disorder and severe insomnia worsened by my anxiety. My doctor prescribed me Ambien 5 mg or Zolfresh 5 mg at night, Paxil-CR 12.5 mg at night, Etizolam 0.5 mg twice a day and Divalproex 500 mg once in a day. I also have suicidal ideations when I do not sleep well and gets p...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the query and understand your concerns. If your diagnosis is panic disorder, anxiety and major depressive disorder, then the prescription of Paxil CR (Paroxetine) and Etizolam is completely on the line of treatment and I do not feel anybody should rais...  Read Full »

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