Nervous Breakdown

Definition of Nervous Breakdown:

An unofficial term describing the point at which a person is suddenly unable to perform normal functions due to extreme anxiety or depression.

Also: Nervous Breakdowns

Topics Related to Nervous Breakdown

Exhaustion Caused By Emotional Upsets

...the condition
“...It affects many people, especially women, making them susceptible to panic attacks, nervous breakdowns, depression and, in some cases, suicide...”

Nervous Breakdown Tendency

...the condition
“Alternative names: Mental Breakdown Tendency The term nervous breakdown has faded from medical terminology but the symptoms of the illness have not changed: a sense of utter fatigue, low energy, little motivation, anxiety, agitation, sleeping too little...”
...our question about Recently ending a long-term relationship
“A 1996 study found that problems with intimate relationships, such as divorce or marital separation, contributed to 24% of nervous breakdowns.”
...relationship to Depression
“There is always a trigger for a nervous breakdown, but underlying contributing factors such as depression are normally present.”
...relationship to Anxiety
“Anxiety surrounding major life changes such as divorce, unemployment, pregnancy, labor, motherhood or menopause, can contribute to a nervous breakdown.”
...relationship to Alcohol-related Problems
“Alcohol and drug abuse frequently contribute to nervous breakdowns.”
...relationship to Addictions / Addictive Tendencies
“Drug abuse – in particular cocaine use – is a predisposing factor for having nervous breakdowns.”
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