11 Scary Symptoms of A Nervous Breakdown

Scary Symptoms Nervous Breakdown

9) Isolation and social withdrawal

11 Scary Symptoms of A Nervous Breakdown

Nervous breakdown or depression can make a person lose interest in the activities that he used to enjoy earlier.
He may stop talking to friends or family and skip social events and gatherings, confining himself to his home.

10) Maintaining poor personal hygiene

A nervous breakdown can seriously impact a person’s ability to do even routine tasks like brushing teeth or taking a shower.

He may start neglecting his personal hygiene and may not pay any attention to his appearance or looks.
This is a very alarming symptom of Nervous breakdown if a person is not able to keep up with his daily personal hygiene and housekeeping tasks.

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11) Feeling helpless or hopeless

A nervous breakdown is often accompanied by depressive symptoms, such as helplessness, hopelessness, sadness, loss of interest in normal activities and thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

What are the risk factors that can contribute to the nervous breakdown?

A person may be at risk of the nervous breakdown when stress becomes too much for them to handle. It can be caused by any life event like:

• Stressful working conditions
• any traumatic event, such as a death in the family or loss of a loved one
• the financial crisis such as serious debt or loss of job
• poor sleeping, eating and exercising habits
• recent injury or illness diagnosis

If you can relate to any of the above-mentioned symptoms or feel you are on the verge of a breakdown, follow these strategies for managing your symptoms:

• Talk therapy (Counseling )or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
• Prescriptions medicines like antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication can be used to treat chemical imbalances
• Holistic e treatments, such as massage, Ayurveda or yoga
• Practice meditation and deep breathing
• Cut caffeine, nicotine and alcohol from your diet
• Develop a sleep schedule and routine that will help you sleep well. That can include taking a warm bath; meditation, reading a book before bed.


Written by Darlene Lancer JD, MFT
Republished with permission.

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

  1. 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. 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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