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Doctor insights on: How To Help Someone Having A Nervous Breakdown

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Could you tell me what happens to someone after a nervous breakdown?

Could you tell me what happens to someone after a nervous breakdown?

Nervous breakdown: Is a common term for feeling overwhelmed and emotionally distressed. It can mean different things to different people. What happens afterward is too vague a q. The appropriate question is what emotions, sensations, symptoms, & circumstances are you experiencing? The appropriate solution for a "nervous breakdown" is to talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

Nervous Breakdown (Definition)

Is vague term that has no professional definition. It usually means the person feels overwhelmed and is not functioning well. It is also misleading because nerves don't break down in mental illnesses. To determine a diagnosis, it is necessary to have the person describe what he or she means by the term & what ...Read more


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Can you tell me the symptoms/signs that someone is having a nervous breakdown?

Can you tell me the symptoms/signs that someone is having a nervous breakdown?

You would know: The term nervous breakdown is not really a mental health state. It is what the public calls all severe psychological disorders. There are many possible reasons for someone to need to consider hospitalization for overwhelming emotional issues, i.e., a breakdown. When you simply cannot function at work or at home, it means you need some professional help asap. ...Read more

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What medicine for nervous breakdown?

Huge category: "Nervous breakdown" may encompass a huge variety of suffering, but doesn't tell what specifically you might be experiencing. To get the best help for your particular situation, please start with your physician. Psychiatrists and psychologists are also skilled in assessing which, if any, mental health conditions are present -- and the best ways of treating them. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What exactly is a nervous breakdown?

What exactly is a nervous breakdown?

Intense fear helples: Sense of numbness detachment a sense of emotional response reduction in awareness of his or her surrounding being in daze serialization dr personalization dissociative memory for short period after a trauma or acute stress. ...Read more

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What could cause a nervous breakdown?

What could cause a nervous breakdown?

Nervous breakdown: I'm not sure what you mean exactly, except its psychological and it's a problem for you. See your doctor so you can give more details/specifics. Psychotherapy can be very helpful for common causes of stress and anxiety. Other treatments are available if the problem is more severe. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are signs of a nervous breakdown?

What are signs of a nervous breakdown?

Too generic a term: Nervous breakdown could mean many things including depression, mania, some type of psychotic disorder, or even a personality disorder. ...Read more

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How to recover from a nervous breakdown?

How to recover from a nervous breakdown?

Yes you can!!: First of all "nervous" breakdown is not a technical term and can cover a lot of disorders. Depression, anxiety, panic, or a psychotic break. All of which can be treated by going to a psychiatrist and discussing the problem and finding the right solution for your situation. Talk to someone and get the right treatment whether that is medications or talk therapy. ...Read more

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How do you self-manage a nervous breakdown?

How do you self-manage a nervous breakdown?

Prioritize: One method to help mitigate the impact of stressful times includes identifying what is most important and critical in the short term vs. long term — then determine where effort would be best spent in order to get through the stressful period. ...Read more

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How do I know if I had a nervous breakdown?

How do I know if I had a nervous breakdown?

You may not: Generally a "nervous breakdown" refers to someone who has decompensated mentally to the point of confusion, making irrational or incoherent statements, shaking, disconnected with reality. Often the person is not truly aware that this has happened and others make them get treatment. If you are having suicidal thoughts, are overly agitated or disconnected please go to an ER ...Read more

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Please help me? What is a nervous breakdown?

Please help me? What is a nervous breakdown?

Variable term: "Nervous breakdown" is a term used by non-physicians to describe a wide variety of situations involving extreme emotional distress, usually along with inability to perform expected social roles and functions. It is not a medical or psychiatric diagnosis, and could mean an infinite number of things to different people, if you're concerned about yourself in any way, I suggest medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a nervous breakdown?

What are common signs of a nervous breakdown?

Not a technical term: "Nervous breakdown" isn't a psychiatric term for anything specific. It's slang and sometimes means feeling emotionally overwhelmed, or "flipping out" or "losing it". Others reserve the term for true psychosis, or an inability to function due to a psychiatric disorder. Since everyone defines it differently, there are no "common signs" to identify it. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a nervous breakdown?

What are some symptoms of a nervous breakdown?

Well, let's consider: There really is no illness that is called this.
I suspect if someone has severe emotional trouble or needed hospitalization for psychiatric treatment, most folks label it ''nervous breakdown''. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I've had a nervous breakdown?

How can I tell if I've had a nervous breakdown?

Not a technical term: "Nervous breakdown" isn't a psychiatric term for anything specific. It's slang and sometimes means feeling emotionally overwhelmed, or "flipping out" or "losing it". Others reserve the term for true psychosis. Since everyone defines it differently, you can decide for yourself if your mental state qualified for the label. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a nervous breakdown?

What are common symptoms of a nervous breakdown?

Nervous breakdown: Usually it is considered to be a period of feeling overwhelmed by circumstances that feel out of one's control that leads to significant depressive and anxiety symptoms. It is not considered to be a diagnosis but a common description of someone who has significant diminished capacity to cope with life demands than they did previously. Seeking mental health treatment is highly recommended. ...Read more

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Nervous breakdown: does one feel when it happens?

Nervous breakdown: does one feel when it happens?

"Nervous breakdown"?: "Nervous breakdown" is a popular term with little real definition. People may use it to mean all kinds of things -- like depression; despondency; giving up; feeling overwhelmed with anxiety; psychotic and hallucinating/delusional; intoxicated on alcohol or drugs, etc. If you're concerned about yourself, it's best to speak with your doctor. Meeting with a psychiatrist or therapist can help as well. ...Read more

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Can people ever recover from a nervous breakdown?

Can people ever recover from a nervous breakdown?

A nervous breakdown: Is a catch all term and not a true diagnosis. The impact of stress can be seen in sleep problems, excessive drinking, drugs, short temper, crying, etc. Your doc has given you a medication to help but seeing a therapist for stress management is also in order. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What happens when a person has a nervous breakdown?

What happens when a person has a nervous breakdown?

Breakdown: This is a lay term that can refer to any episode of a psychiatric condition such as mania, depression, psychosis, etc. That's usually acute and often associated with some impairment and need for treatment. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a nervous breakdown?

What does it feel like to have a nervous breakdown?

Layman term: A nervous breakdown is a layman's term for an initial or recurrent episode or exacerbation of a mental illness. It could be any kind of emotional disorder such as a suicide attempt in major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder or the first psychotic episode of schizophrenia. In any case, it is usually severe enough to cause intense distress for the person & the need for hospitalization. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're getting a nervous breakdown?

How do you know if you're getting a nervous breakdown?

"Nervous breakdown"?: "Nervous breakdown" is a popular term with little real definition. People may use it to mean all kinds of things -- like depression; despondency; giving up; feeling overwhelmed with anxiety; psychotic and hallucinating/delusional; intoxicated on alcohol or drugs, etc. If you're concerned about yourself, it's best to speak with your doctor. Meeting with a psychiatrist or therapist can help as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I'm having a nervous breakdown?

Get immediate help: Without knowing the details, I can't give you specific answers. However, if you feel in danger, get to an ER. If you want to tell me more specifics, I can provide more guidance. ...Read more

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What exactly happens when you have a nervous breakdown?

Generic term: Nervous breakdown could mean a lot of different things. You need to see a psychiatrist to help identify what you mean by nervous breakdown. ...Read more

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How to determine if I've had a nervous breakdown or not?

How to determine if I've had a nervous breakdown or not?

Professional Eval: In our psychiatric nervous breakdown" does not have an exact diagnosis to it. It is an understandable layman expression. You are your best doctor to see if you are able to eat, sleep or function right or not. If friends or family feel a concern, evaluate for accurate diagnosis and potential meds,. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nervous breakdown?

Nervous breakdown: Is vague term that has no professional definition. It usually means the person feels overwhelmed and is not functioning well. It is also misleading because nerves don't break down in mental illnesses. To determine a diagnosis, it is necessary to have the person describe what he or she means by the term & what symptoms are being experienced. ...Read more

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Can some people never truly recover from a nervous breakdown?

Can some people never truly recover from a nervous breakdown?

Depends: The understanding of mental disease is better than 50 years ago. Some persons have a breakdown and never recover they unusually have an underlying mental issue that is life long such as schizophrenia.
The majority recover and do well with continued help of a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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Can obsessing over a nightmare be part of a nervous breakdown?

Can obsessing over a nightmare be part of a nervous breakdown?

Not sure: "Nervous breakdown" can mean all kinds of things, and I don't know what you're specifically experiencing. Recurrent nightmares can indicate that your unconscious is working on these topics in some way. There really can be help from psychotherapy both in understanding such things and resolving them. "Obsessing" can be treated also, but comprehensive evaluation is needed first. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you have a nervous breakdown?

Could you tell me what happens if you have a nervous breakdown?

Nervous breakdown: Is a common term for feeling overwhelmed and emotionally distressed. It can mean different things to different people. It's a misleading term because nerves don't break down. The appropriate question is what emotions, sensations, symptoms, & circumstances are you experiencing? The appropriate solution for a "nervous breakdown" is to talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a friend who just had a nervous breakdown?

Just be supportive: Visit with them, ask how they are doing, invite them to lunch or for a cup of coffee. Ask them what you can do to help them. They may be anxious returning to social situations, tell them you will go with them. Let them know that they are still your friend and that you want to help them back to a new normal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if you are having a nervous breakdown?

Nervous Breakdown: This is a catch all term that can mean several things, usually it is a phrase people use when they feel like they are falling apart. If so ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health specialist in your area as it is likely that you can be helped. Best. ...Read more

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Can a person who has survived from a nervous breakdown fully recover?

Yes!: 'Nervous breakdown' is a vague term which can refer to many situations and conditions. I believe that with the right help and unquenchable determination, some people can fully recover. In some cases, mental illnesses must be managed for life but a happy, productive life is definitely possible as long as proper treatment, support and nurturance are available and utilized. ...Read more