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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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My 23-year-old brother is using Oxetol for psychiatric illness. Will it increase his suicidal tendencies?

Query: Hi doctor In last year, my 23-year-old brother was diagnosed with severe depression. He experienced symptoms such as thought broadcasting, suspicion, fearfulness, and a feeling of being followed by someone. He also believed that his mobile phone was hacked, and that the world could hear his thoughts...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern. First of all, he does not have depression, but based on the mentioned symptoms, he is experiencing psychosis and guilt. Due to his guilt, he has suicidal thoughts. In his case, it is advisable to continu...  Read Full »

I have had a history of severe recurrent depression, which was under control by medications, but I have again developed depressive symptoms. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female and I have been suffering from severe recurrent depression for over three years with feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, suicidal and self-harm behaviors, anti-social behaviors and social withdrawal, low mood and self-esteem, and increased appetite and sleeping. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Mirtazapine and Bupropion combination is a good option for you except that Bupropion can increase anxiety symptoms. Similarly, Venlafaxine can be added but there is a risk of serotonin syndrome and it can also change into bipolar affective ...  Read Full »

I am having suicidal thoughts since my girlfriend broke up with me. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend left me when her marriage was fixed with another. Since then, I am not in a healthy state of mind and keep thinking about her. I felt like I did not want to live since that day. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your pain and what you are going through right now. It is difficult to suffer a betrayal. But she left you. She did not understand your worth, so she did not deserve you. Leaving you is her loss. It would help if you did not harm yourself for such a person ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing extreme hallucinations and cannot concentrate on my studies. I also have suicidal thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing extreme hallucinations every day, and I cannot focus on anything, especially my studies. Various thoughts come over my mind, sometimes, I unknowingly think of committing suicide. Please help me to lead a normal life. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that you are mainly concerned about the thoughts that you are preoccupied with, which impairs your concentration. Additionally, suicidal thoughts are a kind of response to your helplessness. You might be harboring an anxiety disorder that has worsened over time. ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing mood swings, suicidal thoughts, overthinking, and compulsive thinking for a few months. Please help me overcome these symptoms.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had mood swings for a few months. At first, I thought it might be because of periods, but eventually, I started to experience it all day. I wake up normally, but at night time, I get depressed and overthink. My husband's reaction toward me increases my depression. He is not caring,...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am really sorry to hear about your current condition and for the support from your family. But physical abuse to your partner is unacceptable. Most of your symptoms suggest severe depression, which needs medication like antidepressants. Low t...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from depression for two and a half years and have suicidal thoughts almost daily. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from depression for two and a half years. I am sick and need help. But I have nothing to say when someone asks me what is wrong. I have suicidal thoughts every day, with frequent anxiety attacks almost three to four times daily. I have been diagnosed with borderli...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your frequent mood swings and suicidal thoughts could be due to ongoing mood disturbances or personality disorders. Persistent bad thoughts, negative ideas, depressed mood, etc., are part of depression. You are on Escitalopram, and it is a safe drug. It will help you...  Read Full »

I am suffering from a narcissistic personality disorder and pathological lying. 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 »

I am suffering from depression and have suicidal thoughts with low self-esteem. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from depression. I am having feelings of mild depression, but I do not know if I am actually depressed, but here is a bit of my life since I was a boy. I lost my mother when I was very young and did not have any memories of her. I grew up with my dad and my siblings, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have described facing several adverse childhood experiences like losing your mother, and indifferent father addicted to alcohol and lack of loving support while growing up. These adverse life events could have potentially affected your feelings like, making you fee...  Read Full »

I have extreme fear, suicidal thoughts, and fear of failure. How to overcome all these situations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female. I have extreme fear, suicidal thoughts, and fear of failure. I am not able to concentrate on my daily activities. How to overcome all these situations? I had an aortic valve replaced through open heart surgery. I was under Nexito and Rivotril for two years a...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishan Kumar Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Decrease in concentration, suicidal thought, fear of failure, and sleeplessness are features of a depressive episode. Why did you stop the medicines? Did you take the medications in the proper dose, and is there any episode similar to the illness has occurred previousl...  Read Full »

I am suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts. What can I do about it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe depression. I do not have my parents or my life partner supporting me. I tried telling them but they do not believe that I have depression. I do not have friends. I literally drown into the well of loneliness all the time. When I try talking to my parents or my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You may have a major depressive disorder. Actually, you need a psychiatry consultation. You can do yourself to fight depression with non-pharmacology treatment. Start doing exercise daily for 30 to 40 minutes. Just go for a walk, at least if possible, and start swimming...  Read Full »

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