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Suicide | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Symptoms associated with suicide include:

  • feelings of hopelessness
  • problems concentrating
  • problems sleeping
  • difficulty finding happiness in things that previously would have made the person happy
  • severe anxiety, leading to panic
  • "accidents" occurring after expressing thoughts of suicide
  • statements indicating a desire to commit suicide
  • depressed feelings
  • sudden efforts directed at getting one's "life in order"
  • giving away of possessions
  • change in habits, such as eating or personal care habits
  • silence or withdrawal
  • verbal statements, such as "I want to die", or "I wonder what they'll do when I am gone"
  • failing grades or poor work performance
  • risk-taking behavior
  • alcohol or drug addiction
  • Most of the people "thinking of committing suicide" have seen their physician within the past 6 months.

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    Suicide: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Date Reviewed: 07/02/01

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