What are signs of a nervous breakdown?

Not a Diagnosis. "nervous breakdown" is a commonly used phrase that does not correspond to any specific diagnosis. I get the sense that it means people are no longer able to cope. It's probably more important to know how someone is functioning physically (sleep, energy, appetite), at work, & in relationships. If there are problems in any of these areas then they need to be addressed. I hope this helps.

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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...