Hot answers tagged

7 votes
Accepted

What are the symptoms of depression/ OCD / suicidal depression? How we can identify a person by his behavior?

The most credible source for diagnosis and evaluation of mental conditions is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is published and updated every few years by the ...
user avatar
  • 1,598
5 votes
Accepted

Are there quantified risk factors for suicide in the U.S.?

Well, after I commented that this might be hard to find, I took 10 seconds and found what looks like a reasonable recent meta analysis, though it's not limited to the US: Franklin, J. C., Ribeiro, J. ...
user avatar
  • 12k
5 votes
Accepted

Are long term sedatives used to treat suicidality?

Effective treatment of suicidality involves treatment of any underlying disorder and multi-modal treatment to address the suicidality directly. For pharmacotherapy, there are few drugs that show clear ...
user avatar
  • 3,153
3 votes
Accepted

What are "baseline chronic risk factors" in a table describing levels of suicidality risk in a scientific paper?

They are referring to chronic (long-lasting) influences on acute (immediate) risk of suicide (this is relevant because they're talking about immediate intervention steps to take; if you were ...
user avatar
  • 12k
2 votes

What is the definition of Suicidal Ideation?

Thoughts about wanting to die or killing oneself do constitute suicidal ideation. Ideation is defined as the process of forming ideas or images. So that applied to suicide or wanting to die = ...
user avatar
  • 5,694
2 votes

Mental disorders - where to go?

National Alliance for Mental Illness - NAMI (Main Line, PA) quotes an article from SAMHSA: Therapy is a collaborative process, so finding the right match-someone with whom you have a sense of ...
user avatar
  • 2,823
1 vote
Accepted

Wishing to be dead without committing suicide

Self-harm is not a mental illness, but a behavior that indicates a lack of coping skills. Several illnesses are associated with it, including borderline personality disorder, depression, eating ...
user avatar
  • 4,896

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible