Nervous breakdown là gì

Medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, Ph.D., CRNPhường — Written by Annamarya Scaccia — Updated on July 30, 2020

What is a nervous breakdown?

A nervous or mental breakdown is a term used khổng lồ describe a period of intense mental digăng tay. During this period, you’re unable lớn function in your everyday life.quý khách đang xem: Nervous breakdown là gì

This term was once used to refer khổng lồ a wide variety of mental illnesses, including:

Although “nervous breakdown” is no longer considered a medical term, it’s still used by many to describe:

an inability khổng lồ cope with life’s challenges

What others see as a mental breakdown can also be an undiagnosed mental illness.

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There isn’t one agreed-upon definition for what defines a nervous breakdown. It’s generally viewed as a period when physical và emotional stress become intolerable và impair one’s ability khổng lồ function effectively.

What are the symptoms of a nervous breakdown?

You may experience physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms when going through a breakdown. The signs of a nervous breakdown vary from person to person. The underlying cause can also affect what symptoms you experience.

Since the term is no longer used in the medical community, a nervous breakdown has been described using a wide variety of symptoms. These include:

People experiencing a nervous breakdown may also withdraw from family, friends, and co-workers. Signs of such withdrawal include:

avoiding social functions & engagementseating and sleeping poorlymaintaining poor hygienecalling in sick khổng lồ work for days or not showing up to lớn work at allisolating yourself in your trang chủ Causes of a nervous breakdown

A person may report having a nervous breakdown when găng tay is too much for them to bear. That căng thẳng can be caused by external influences. Some of those include:

persistent work stressrecent traumatic sự kiện, such as a death in the familyserious financial issues, such as going into foreclosurea major life change, such as a divorcepoor sleep và inability to lớn relaxchronic medical conditions Risk factors that can lead khổng lồ a nervous breakdown

Some existing factors might increase a person’s likelihood of experiencing a nervous breakdown. These include:

personal history of anxiety disordersfamily history of anxiety disordersrecent injury or illness that makes daily life difficult to manage How lớn manage your symptoms

You can break out of the cycle of psychological or behavioral dicăng thẳng by:

making an appointment with your primary care provider for a complete physical examination khổng lồ ensure your overall health is not contributing khổng lồ your symptoms

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and on the verge of a breakdown, consider these strategies for managing your symptoms:

Breathe deeply & count backward from 10 when you’re feeling anxious or stressed. When to see a doctor

A nervous breakdown could be a sign of a mental health disorder. It’s important for you lớn see your doctor as soon as you notice signs of a breakdown.

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Your doctor can help you treat the physical symptoms. They can also refer you to lớn a psychologist or psychiatrist. These mental health professionals can treat your emotional, mental, and behavioral symptoms.

If you don’t already have a mental health care provider, you can browse doctors in your area through theế yêu FindCare tool.

Caregivers should also contact a doctor as soon as possible if they’re worried about a loved one’s behavior or mental state.

Tips for self-care

Lifestyle modifications can help you prsự kiện a nervous breakdown. They can also help lessen the severity & frequency of them. These include:

going lớn a therapist or attending counseling sessions to manage stressavoiding drugs, alcohol, caffeine, và other substances that create găng tay on the bodygetting regular sleep and sleeping for at least six hours a nightreducing your bao tay màn chơi by pacing yourself, taking mini-breaks, better organizing your environment and daily activities, & keeping a daily to-vì chưng list

You can make these changes on your own, but it may be more helpful khổng lồ work with your doctor lớn create a treatment plan that best meets your healthcare needs.

Last medically reviewed on August 13, 2019


Medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, Ph.D., CRNP.. — Written by Annamarya Scaccia — Updated on July 30, 2020

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