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Are there any warning symptoms?

Just wondering if there are any warning symptoms before a nervous break down?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:15 AM on May. 20, 2009 in Health

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  • I have no idea, but I have to guess one must be an inability to concentrate as usual.

    Answer by timelessglass at 12:18 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • Nervous, short fused, can't cope mentality, verbally expressing "can't take it anymore" sad, depressed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • I agree with Anon, can't cope with anything at all and depression.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:23 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • panic attacks, too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • What is a breakdown?
    The term actually refers to a wide range of experiences when someone has hit rock bottom. There is no such thing in medical terms, and making a diagnosis based on such a flimsy term is near impossible.

    Severe depression: This is the most common type of breakdown, where someone develops severe depression over a few weeks, where they can't sleep, feel on edge, have negative thoughts about themselves, feel more and more hopeless and then one day just can't get out of bed.

    Collapse in social roles: Inability to keep doing day-to-day job and playing your usual part in family/ social life.

    Loss of sense of reality: When the person becomes delusional, 'has lost the plot'. A psychotic breakdown, although this is not always indicative of schizophrenia.

    Warning signs of immobilising stress:
    Physical: Diarrhoea, constipation, IBS, back pain, breathing problems, migraines, insomnia, low libido

    Answer by peggy353 at 9:09 AM on May. 20, 2009

  • From my own experience, you may feel like you're going to kill someone. Anyone. Random people on the street. You may be sleeping a lot more or a lot less, same goes for eating. Holler if you need to, I've been there and it's not pleasant.

    Answer by krisr169 at 1:22 PM on May. 20, 2009

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