Suicidal Thoughts (cont.)
The outcome for a person experiencing suicidal thoughts depends on the cause of the thoughts and the associated conditions.
- The occasional thought about death without the worrisome symptoms can be ignored.
- Many people having suicidal thoughts are depressed. For those diagnosed with depression, the prognosis is good for a full recovery with depression treatment in the form of antidepressant medication and counseling, including counseling on how to stop suicidal and other self-destructive thoughts.
- For those with alcohol or drug problems, recovery can be long and difficult, but
it can be done.
- Those with more severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia may hope for great improvement in their disease with the aid of medication and regular psychiatric care.
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