- Feb 6, 2021
- Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
Passive suicidal thoughts are thoughts without a plan and without intent, such as "I wish I were dead" or "life is not worth living." (I'm 62 and have had depression since I was a teenager. Now the depression is severe and treatment-resistant.) I used to have these thoughts on a daily basis. But since I asked my psychiatrist three weeks ago to put me on Ritalin, I no longer have these thoughts. Ritalin is a stimulant and is used to treat ADD/ADHD. I don't have these conditions, but I wanted to try it to see if it would help me with my utterly poor concentration. It doesn't, but I feel so much better on it. Since it's a stimulant, I feel so much more energetic and "up." I was pleasantly surprised that it really helps quiet those passive suicidal thoughts.