11 Scary Symptoms of A Nervous Breakdown

Scary Symptoms Nervous Breakdown

All of us feel stress at some point in our lives. In fact, some amount of stress is healthy to motivate us and increase our performance, which is referred to as Eu – Stress. However if the stress reaches an overwhelming level wherein it hampers someone’s ability to function normally in day to day life, it is referred to as “Nervous Breakdown or Emotional Breakdown.”

“Eustress occurs when the gap between what one has and what one wants is slightly pushed, but not overwhelmed. The goal is not too far out of reach but is still slightly more than one can handle. This fosters challenge and motivation since the goal is in sight. The function of the challenge is to motivate a person toward improvement and a goal. Challenge is an opportunity-related emotion that allows people to achieve unmet goals. Eustress is indicated by hope and active engagement. Eustress has a significantly positive correlation with life satisfaction and hope.”- Wikipedia

Nervous Breakdown can be brought on by stress or anxiety caused due to any aspect of a person’s life: Work, relations or finances.

“The term “nervous breakdown” is sometimes used by people to describe a stressful situation in which they’re temporarily unable to function normally in day-to-day life.

It’s commonly understood to occur when life’s demands become physically and emotionally overwhelming. The term was frequently used in the past to cover a variety of mental disorders, but it’s no longer used by mental health professionals today.

Nervous breakdown isn’t a medical term, nor does it indicate a specific mental illness. But that doesn’t mean it’s a normal or a healthy response to stress. What some people call a nervous breakdown may indicate an underlying mental health problem that needs attention, such as depression or anxiety.

Signs of a so-called nervous breakdown vary from person to person and depend on the underlying cause. Exactly what constitutes a nervous breakdown also varies from one culture to another. Generally, it’s understood to mean that a person is no longer able to function normally.

For example, he or she may:

• Call in sick to work for days or longer
• Avoid social engagements and miss appointments
• Have trouble following healthy patterns of eating, sleeping, and hygiene
A number of other unusual or dysfunctional behaviors may be considered signs and symptoms of a nervous breakdown.”
– Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D.

Here is a list of symptoms of Nervous breakdown that you should not ignore:

Scary Symptoms of Nervous Breakdown
11 Scary Symptoms of A Nervous Breakdown You Should Never Ignore

1) Persistent Headaches

If you are suffering from unexplained headaches that don’t seem to go away, it could be a sign of a Nervous breakdown.

Stress and anxiety are caused by tension that gets stored in the body and usually manifests physically as headaches, tightness of muscles and shallow breathing.
Jaw, neck, shoulders, and head are the most affected areas that usually end up as storehouses of tension in the body.

When you feel stressful, try doing gentle neck rolls, shoulder rolls, facial exercises, and deep breathing, you would instantly feel better.

Read Types of Headaches: Which One Do You Have?

2) Irregular heartbeat

A nervous breakdown can manifest physically in a variety of forms but the irregularity of heartbeat is the most common symptom.

It is because breath and mind are connected. Whenever we are stressed, our breath becomes irregular leading to an irregular heartbeat.

Anxiety and panic attacks often lead to racy thoughts, heart palpitations, and irregular heartbeat. It can feel extremely frightening as the symptoms are similar to getting a heart attack.

3 thoughts on “11 Scary Symptoms of A Nervous Breakdown”

  1. Avatar of Abbeycat

    I had a breakdown over a year ago. It was so bad I attempted suicide and survived. This gives catalysts, but no real content. So, take it down, please.

    I hope both of you are all right. If anyone feels like this and work, family, and close friends aren’t doing anything or causing the unrelenting stress and you’re right on the edge, call your therapist ASAP (hopefully you have one) or text or call the suicide prevention hotline. Don’t wait! And there’s no reason to suffer. Work and my sister whom I was living with were the biggest triggers for me until I could no longer take it. I was doing everything in my power to get out of my situations, to no avail. Seriously speaking, nothing and I mean NOTHING is worth losing your sanity over except extricating yourself from whomever or whatever situation is haunting you.

    I speak from experience. Not like whoever wrote this.

  2. Avatar of bharati griffiths
    bharati griffiths

    This site didn’t show me anything except Ada. I’m trying to hold myself together I’m reaching out for help everything is hopeless youre not helping

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