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:
antidepressant drug use
recent serious attitude to life
being in an unstable relationship
regular night terrors
cysts in breasts
poor reaction to cool damp weather
long work hours
dizziness when standing up
high platelet count
slight eyelid twitch
... 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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