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  • Thanks for being here.

  • Hey Psych2Goers, welcome back to another video.

  • Have you ever felt overwhelmed by a stressful situation?

  • It may feel like a tsunami of problems crashing down on you.

  • You may be experiencing a nervous breakdown.

  • A nervous breakdown is a loss of the ability to function

  • in everyday life.

  • While a nervous breakdown

  • isn't classified as a psychological term,

  • nor is it a mental health disorder,

  • experiencing it can be debilitating.

  • Before we begin, remember that this video

  • is for educational purposes only,

  • it is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition.

  • Please reach out to a qualified health care provider

  • or a mental health professional if you are struggling.

  • With that said, here are five signs of a nervous breakdown.

  • Number one, extreme exhaustion.

  • Do you feel like you don't have enough energy

  • no matter how much you rest?

  • One common symptom of a nervous breakdown

  • is when you feel a never-ending sense of sluggishness

  • when doing everyday things,

  • a combination of present stress

  • and a feeling of chronic exhaustion

  • can worsen your overall mood.

  • Unlike temporary stress,

  • you can't sleep this type of exhaustion away.

  • It's the type that may linger

  • and limit you from doing daily tasks.

  • Number two, hallucinations.

  • Do you sometimes see or hear things?

  • When hit severe stress levels, your brain may trick you

  • into believing something exists,

  • but it's really just an illusion.

  • These hallucinations could manifest in different ways

  • and they could be attributed to a nervous breakdown.

  • Hallucinations may also be an underlying symptom

  • for actual mental health disorders

  • like schizophrenia, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease.

  • If you suspect you have this,

  • please consult a mental health professional.

  • Number three, panic attacks.

  • Have you ever had a panic attack

  • where you feel a tightness in your chest

  • and your breathing becomes shallow?

  • A panic attack can seem like a nervous breakdown at first,

  • but it's not exactly the same.

  • A panic attack is a condition

  • that's a sudden, intense bout of fear,

  • that triggers severe physical reactions,

  • even when there's no actual threat.

  • Although it's temporary,

  • panic attacks can make you feel extremely uncomfortable,

  • feeling as if you have lost control over your body.

  • It's a sense of impending doom.

  • And the best way to prevent it from happening

  • is to distance yourself from the root cause.

  • Number four, symptoms of anxiety.

  • Do you feel apprehensive over a test,

  • an interview or a difficult conversation?

  • A comment underlying cause of a nervous breakdown

  • is the presence of anxiety disorders.

  • Anxiety stems from low self-esteem,

  • withdrawal from friends and family

  • and feelings of helplessness.

  • While anyone can feel anxious,

  • severe anxiety can cause you to do things

  • like avoiding friends or engaging in constant self-loathing.

  • These coping mechanisms in turn, increase your stress levels

  • and may lead to a nervous breakdown.

  • And number five, unbearable mood swings.

  • Do you easily switch from being irrationally angry

  • to uncontrollably sad sometimes?

  • Rapid and regular shifts in your mood

  • can be a sign of a nervous breakdown

  • or an underlying medical condition.

  • While other changes like hormones, substance abuse,

  • and other health conditions can pose even greater issues.

  • Unexplainable outbursts can also be a sign

  • of a nervous breakdown.

  • So did you relate to any of these signs?

  • We hope you've learned about the different signs

  • of a nervous breakdown.

  • Consult a professional if you constantly feel

  • on the verge of a nervous breakdown,

  • they can guide you through some forms of therapy,

  • give you prescriptions or heal to alternative ways as well.

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5 Signs Of A Nervous Breakdown

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    nao posted on 2021/09/07
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