“Nervous breakdown” or “mental breakdown” is a term used to describe a period of intense mental distress or illness that occurs suddenly. It is caused by a series of phenomena and events that happen often or daily in life and bring us tension, high levels of stress and hopeless situations. During this period, you are unable to function in your daily life.
This term was once used to denote a wide range of mental health conditions, including:
- acute stress disorder
“Nervous breakdown” is not a medical term or official diagnosis of a particular condition. There is no one-size-fits-all definition, but many people use it instead to describe intense symptoms of stress and inability to cope with life’s challenges. It is also caused by various emotional states, losses and the like.
What others see as a nervous breakdown can also be an undiagnosed state of mental health. It is very important to react in time if it is about you, or to help another person on whom you notice symptoms, because all this can lead to a very difficult mental and physical condition.
This mental condition is described with a wide range of symptoms that usually appear suddenly. That includes:
- symptoms of Depression, such as:
- feeling constantly sad or hopeless
- feeling guilty or worthless
- low energy or fatigue
- loss of interest in hobbies or activities
- sticky hands
- upset stomach
- symptoms of insomnia, which include difficulty falling or sleeping
- Panic attacks, which may include:
- extreme fear or a sense of doom
- difficulty breathing
- rapid heartbeat or palpitations
- Self-destructive or reckless behaviors
- extreme mood swings or unexplained outbursts
- hallucinations, which means hearing sounds or seeing things that have no external stimuli
- paranoia, such as believing that someone is watching or stalking you
- Symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that occur after a person experiences a traumatic event may include:
- intrusive thoughts, flashbacks or nightmares about the event
- avoiding places or situations triggered by connected memories
Breakdown at work
A work environment can be fun, fulfilling, challenging, satisfying, or rewarding. However, it can also be a source of stress or anxiety, which can lead to other underlying mental health conditions that can cause huge problems for our mental and physical health. If left untreated, these conditions can develop into more serious mental health problems. One of them is a nervous breakdown. If you are too familiar with the above symptoms or if you have already experienced a breakdown and are starting to connect the dots, it is time to start thinking about your next steps, seek professional help and try to save yourself and your life in time. Although it may seem difficult, even nervous, to think about seeking treatment, remember that the path that recovery leads to a positive life is emphasized by constant learning. By avoiding this, you will simply fall into the same patterns and you will never learn more about yourself and the things that trigger your mental problems, and you will never get out of that agony and live a normal life. Seek professional help, help yourself, your friends and family.
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