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v. i·de·at·ed, i·de·at·ing, i·de·ates
To form an idea of; imagine or conceive: "Such characters represent a grotesquely blown-up aspect of an ideal man ... if not realizable, capable of being ideated" (Anthony Burgess).
To conceive mental images; think.

i′de·a′tion n.
i′de·a′tion·al adj.


the process of forming ideas. — ideational, adj.
See also: Thinking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ideation - the process of forming and relating ideas
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"


nIdeenbildung f; (= imagination)Vorstellungsvermögen nt


n. ideación, proceso de formación de ideas.
paranoid ______ paranoide.
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Qualitative study on suicide attempts and ideations with 60 elderly in Brazil.
In an unadjusted model, and when compared to those not having any suicidal ideations, the hazard ratio (95% CI) for all-cause mortality risk was 1.39 (0.70-2.75, p = 0.33), 1.66 (0.53-5.19, p = 0.37), and 3.59 (1.16-11.10, p = 0.02), respectively, for those having suicidal ideations for several days in the past two weeks, more than half the days, and nearly every day.
Previous studies showed that younger and low educated PLHA have more suicidal ideations [7, 8].
The study did not include patients with suicidal ideations and included patients with both unipolar and bipolar mood disorder.
Military psychiatrists in England during World War II pioneered the use of group therapy for soldiers suffering from "neurotic disorders." As used in the military today, group therapy for at-risk personnel has the primary goals of decreasing suicidal and homicidal ideations and increasing soldiers' coping skills.
School bullying, therefore, is a risk factor for suicidal ideations and behavior, particularly in victims and victim-perpetrators, Dr.
Criminals, regardless of their circumstances, think about the crime that they intend to commit, communicate their ideations or intentions, prepare to carry out the crime, and, finally, commit the crime.
The theoretical critique by Lapsley and Murphy ultimately produced an alternative, social-cognitive theoretical framework for the imaginary audience and personal fable--one in which the two ideation patterns were reconceptualized as "problems in interpersonal understanding." Lapsley and Murphy proposed that Selman's (1980) theory of social perspective-taking and interpersonal understanding could better account for the rise and fall of imaginary audience and personal fable ideations.
Emotional and behavioral reactions includes anger, guilt, fear, withdrawal, despair, confusion, appetite changes, sleep disturbances, suicidal ideations and hypochondriacal beliefs following the diagnosis of HIV (Miller et al,(28) Dilley et al,(8) Faulstich et al, (30) Jacob et al (31)).
Implications of this study can help practitioners identify students who may be at risk for suicidal ideation. Practitioners who are in contact with or treat college students need to screen for symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety, and mental illness in general, all of which have been identified as possible risk factors for suicidal ideations.
Suicide ideation, anger, impulsivity, adolescents, academic stress