Thoughts of taking one's own life.

Symptoms of Suicidal Thoughts

The following features are indicative of Suicidal Thoughts:
  • hopelessness
  • anhedonia
  • insomnia
  • loss of appetite
  • depression
  • severe anxiety
  • impaired concentration
  • psychomotor agitation
  • panic attack
  • loneliness
It is possible that Suicidal Thoughts shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Suicidal Thoughts

The following are the most common causes of Suicidal Thoughts:
  • caused by result of feelings that can't be cope up with an overwhelming life situation
  • depression
  • mood disorders

Risk Factors for Suicidal Thoughts

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Suicidal Thoughts:
  • females
  • social isolation
  • experience of stressful life event
  • drug abuse
  • psychiatric disorder
  • family history of mental disorders

Prevention of Suicidal Thoughts

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Suicidal Thoughts. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • get an appropriate treatment for suicidal thoughts
  • establishment of support network to fight against suicidal feelings

Occurrence of Suicidal Thoughts

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Suicidal Thoughts cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Common between 1 - 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Suicidal Thoughts can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Suicidal Thoughts can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Suicidal Thoughts

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Suicidal Thoughts:
  • Physical examination: To determine the cause of suicidal thinking by questioning about mental and physical health

Complications of Suicidal Thoughts if untreated

Yes, Suicidal Thoughts causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Suicidal Thoughts is left untreated:
  • organ failure
  • brain damage

Self-care for Suicidal Thoughts

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Suicidal Thoughts:
  • Avoid alcohol consumption: To lessen the risk of suicidal thoughts
  • Involve more in physical activities: To reduce depression symptoms

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Suicidal Thoughts

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Suicidal Thoughts:
  • Psychotherapy: Helps in managing the emotional issues

Patient Support for Treatment of Suicidal Thoughts

The following actions may help Suicidal Thoughts patients:
  • Family support: Helps the child in better coping with emotional problems

Time for Treatment of Suicidal Thoughts

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Suicidal Thoughts to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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