What Goes On In The Human Brain When A Person Feels Suicidal?

Did you know the physiological reactions that happen in the body and brain when a person feels suicidal?

Written by Kinkini Gupta | Published : April 4, 2023 8:03 PM IST


What Goes On In The Human Brain When A Person Feels Suicidal?

Suicidal thoughts of feelings are not normal at all. The human brain goes through a lot of changes when any person experiencing such thoughts, needless to say that is stops functioning normally and that can drive someone to commit suicide.


Mental And Physical Fatigue

Conditions like mental and physical fatigue also lead to changes in the brain. If a person is not sleeping properly or not sleeping at all, experiencing fatigue, changes in appetite and energy levels, their brain also might also not function normally which can drive them into committing suicide.  Also Read - Understanding Nervous Breakdowns: Exploring Intense Mental Distress


Serotonin Abnormalities

When there is abnormal secretion of serotonin in a person’s body, experts say that it could cause impulsive and aggressive behavior and lead to an attempt to suicide. This phenomenon has been noticed in many people who have taken their own lives.


Hormone Sensitivity In The Brain

People have the tendency to commit suicide due to major hormonal fluctuations and due to changes in the brain. When doctors realize that the action of taking one’s own life might be triggered as a result of neurobiological hormone sensitivity, they consider this as a cry for help. This trigger also happens to people who are diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). This disorder could increase the drive of wanting to commit suicide or harm oneself or have injurious thoughts. Also Read - Enhance Your Brain Power With These 5 Yoga Poses


Short Term Thinking And Inability To Control Impulses

When a person is clouded with suicidal thoughts, they often cannot see any other solution to resolve their pain. On top of that there are neurochemical changes happening inside their brain which can lead to low control on impulse, and this could lead to tunnel vision.