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?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind nervous breakdown consists of three steps:
Have you had any Nervous Breakdowns?
Possible responses:→ 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
Alcohol and drug abuse frequently contribute to nervous breakdowns.
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.