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Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by Sway33
I would love to be a "fly on the wall" to hear some of the comical answers that some people give to such a question. When I took one of my daughters to the ER in February they asked her if she felt suicidal. Her answer was "Before I let you near me with that thermometer I want to know if YOU feel suicidal!" That was the end of it!
I would love to be a "fly on the wall" to hear some of the comical answers that some people give to such a question
Originally posted by smyleegrl
I told her all I needed was a couple of rattlesnakes and some strychnine.
Poor nurse. She thought I was serious.
I dont know about you guys but that sends off a red flag for me. Answering yes to that one question has deep and lifelong lasting repercutions. And my question is if anyone knows why they are doing this??
Originally posted by LeatherNLace
Any doctor worthy of being called a doctor should ask this question. Before prescribing medication, it is important to know if someone has suicidal thoughts, as some medications may amplify the problem and potentially escalate the thoughts into actions. This is no different than a doctor asking if you are allergic to anything or if you are currently taking any other medications. Doctors should also be asking about your diet and overall fitness at every visit. If your doctor is not asking these types of questions, then you should find a new doctor because the one you are seeing probably doesn't care about you any further than what you provide them financially.