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Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts, also called suicidal ideation, occur when the person suffers from stress, psychological, or physical disorders. It comprises the thoughts and detailed plan but does not include the act of suicide. Suicidal thoughts are manifested by intolerance, loss of hope, mood shifts, increased alcohol and drug consumption, agitation, sleep pattern changes, panic attacks, impaired concentration, self-criticism, isolation, psychomotor agitation, etc. Talking with friends and close ones, a balanced diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, counseling, etc., help manage suicidal intentions.

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I am suffering from depression. Can you help me understand and manage it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 37-year-old male, married and currently working in a private company, and have been facing depression for the past year. I do not have any other health issues. I did not check my blood or did not take any test or scan in the last three years. I constantly feel sad, and hopeless, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As per your history, it is depression. Depression is now a common problem due to work pressure and stressful life. In your case, you have suicidal thoughts also so that is alarming and needs to address as early as possi...  Read Full »

I suffer from recurring anxiety and panic attacks. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old dealing with anxiety and panic attacks for three to four years, impacting my relationships. The issues began in 9th grade during Rakshabandhan. While with family, I suddenly had difficulty breathing and shivering, requiring a hospital visit. Furthermore, due to my bo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It seems you may be dealing with an anxiety disorder (excessive worry, fear, or nervousness). There are non-pharmacological approaches to manage it, and I suggest trying the following guidelines: Engage in daily exer...  Read Full »

How to deal with suicidal thought and fear of death while driving?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I am having suicidal thoughts and not able to get into a parking space. I am a new driver, and I am scared that I will die while driving. I also feel like I am low than other people. I am having this problem for a several years. I have OCD, depression, and genera...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You appear to be less confident and excessively worried about driving. Many young drivers feel the same, but you appear to be more affected by anxiety related to driving and parking. Always remember that you will get better with experience. Try to drive at a slow pace...  Read Full »

I am pregnant without being married and I feel guilty. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am pregnant without being married. My boyfriend cheated on me. I cannot contact him as he blocked me. I feel so ashamed to see my family. Until now, I never told them that I am pregnant. I want to die. I am mentally disturbed. What should I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to do not need to die. Be bold and confident. Take a decision for your pregnancy/child. If you are not enough ready to take responsibility for your child, then go for medical abortion. You do not need to ask anyone for it. Take an appointment with your gynecologist. Tal...  Read Full »

How can I overcome my suicidal thoughts due to my career ?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a second-year MBBS student and often get suicidal thoughts. But I do not want to talk to anyone about it. I just want to sit in loneliness with my thoughts. Another problem is that I keep forgetting recent things, like a few seconds or a few minutes ago. I did not want to be a doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is okay if you do not like it. You just need to complete your graduation. After that, you can choose anything that you want in your life. It is not necessary that once you become a doctor, you have to work as a doct...  Read Full »

I have narcissistic personality disorder. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I am suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder and pathological lying. From health conditions to plain misconceptions of me as a person. I want to live an honest and pure life, and I want to steer away from these lies I have succumbed to over the past couple aching y...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern regarding your personality trait. We all are having specific personalities, and this is completely normal until it affects our social life. We all suppress our nature with our consciousness. If you think your daily life is changing becau...  Read Full »

Can random suicidal thoughts be due to bipolar depressive disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done some research and I am pretty sure I have depressive bipolar disorder. I have struggled with something I thought was depression for a long time but it was always more like episodes of suicidal thoughts and me being in a deep depression. Like if I do have it the other night I...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What are your symptoms exactly? If they are of depression, then the treatment with an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) is ideally given for six months or so. Basically, if you are depressed, you will feel irritable, low, feel like crying, sad, do not w...  Read Full »

I have suicidal thoughts due to an eating disorder. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Suicide is always in my head. I want to kill myself because I think that is the only way to solve all of my problems. I cannot sleep at night. I think I have an eating disorder because every time I eat, I feel like I am going to throw up. I want to kill myself every night. I feel like ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your problem and situation. Suicide is not the solution to any problem but every problem has one good solution. You just need to find the proper person to get help and direction. You must consult your nearest psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation and ...  Read Full »

I have anxiety, depression, and social issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and suffering from anxiety, depression, and school problems and it has been three years since I have suffered like this. It is affecting my personal life and also I am getting suicidal thoughts. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You may have a major depressive disorder with anxiety. There is non-pharmacological management for it, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you: You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minute...  Read Full »

I am suicidal and feel manipulated and exploited. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suicidal and feel manipulated and exploited. My parents never listen to what I say and indirectly or directly cause some very unpleasant memories. I just want to be an ordinary kid, play computer games and stuff, and not do academic stuff all the time. But they do not listen; inst...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Suicide is not a solution to any problem. There is no problem in the world that does not have any solution. We just have to see from a different view. Take a break in your life. Think about what you want to do in the future. If you are not in...  Read Full »

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