What Causes Nervous Breakdown?
In order to deal properly with nervous breakdown we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.
We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow nervous breakdown to develop?"
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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind nervous breakdown consists of three steps:
Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors
Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to nervous breakdown. Here are five possibilities:
- Alcohol Consequences
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
loss of appetite
being very skinny
frequent unexplained sadness/crying
being a lethargic person
premenstrual abdominal bloating
eating during sleep hours
an average-stress lifestyle
regular bizarre dreams
... and more than 80 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of nervous breakdown:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Emotional Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about nervous breakdowns:
Have you had any Nervous Breakdowns?
→ Never had one / don't know
→ Probably had one/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of nervous breakdowns or nervous breakdowns, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
Anxiety surrounding major life changes such as divorce, unemployment, pregnancy, labor, motherhood or menopause, can contribute to a nervous breakdown.
There is always a trigger for a nervous breakdown, but underlying contributing factors such as depression are normally present.
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