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  Diagnose-Me: Condition: Nervous Breakdown Tendency
The term nervous breakdown has faded from medical terminology but the symptoms of the illness have not changed: a sense of utter fatigue, low energy, little motivation, anxiety, agitation, sleeping too little or too much, a loss of appetite, guilty ruminations and hopelessness.
Most psychiatrists sniff at the term nervous breakdown, considering it to be inexact, yet among the general public the term is still widely used and understood to mean snapping under extreme pressure; getting to a point in life where you can’t carry on.
Today, nervous breakdowns may be "acute psychotic breaks" or "schizophrenic episodes", as when people suddenly become convinced that aliens have planted listening devices in their teeth, or "manic breaks".
www.diagnose-me.com /cond/C166132.html   (694 words)

 Nervous breakdown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A nervous breakdown, also known as a mental breakdown, is a sudden, acute attack of mental illness such as depression or anxiety.
Often, the supposed breakdown is a manifestation of career burnout.
Causes of breakdown include chronic and unresolved grief; unemployment; academic, occupational, and social stress; chronic insomnia and other sleep disorders, serious or chronic illness in a family member; divorce; death of a family member; pregnancy; deception from a loved one; and other sudden major life changes.
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 Nervous breakdown - SciForums.com
Although not a medical term, the phrase "nervous breakdown" is often used by laymen to describe a sudden and acute attack of mental illness e.g.
Breakdowns are the result of chronic and unrelenting nervous strain, and not a sign of weakness.
However, although in common usage the term "nervous breakdown" does not have a clinical definition and no reputable doctor would use it in serious diagnosis, instead focusing on definite symptoms and underlying causes.
www.sciforums.com /showthread.php?t=41538   (201 words)

 Break Up Survival
In nervous breakdown some people experience a physical ‘stopping’ of what we might call healthy normal functioning; they may curl up in a ball, become mute, be unable to stop crying, or make a suicide attempt.
Nervous breakdown can be a vivid dramatic experience or it can be a long drawn out one, It is not a mental illness although it carries the same taboo, but it is nevertheless part of our development as sensitive human beings on the journey of life.
If, as the term nervous breakdown implies, we have over stretched our nervous system to the point at which we feel it will snap, this is our indication that the use of our nervous system is limited and needs a wider range of choices.
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 Howstuffworks "What is a "nervous breakdown"?"
"Nervous breakdown" is a term that the public uses to characterize a range of mental illnesses, but generally it describes the experience of "snapping" under immense pressure, mental collapse or mental and physical exhaustion.
There is no psychiatric definition of a nervous breakdown, and it has nothing to do with nerves.
The mental illness known as a "nervous breakdown" may also be something like panic attacks, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder or acute stress disorder.
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 Schizophrenia.com - Nervous Breakdown and Schizophrenia or Paranoid Schizophrenia
The nervous breakdown, the mysterious affliction that has been a staple of American life and literature for more than a century, has been wiped out by the combined forces of psychiatry, pharmacology and managed care.
Most psychiatrists sniff at the term nervous breakdown, considering it to be as inexact and unscientific as its predecessors: the vapors, neurasthenia, spinal irritation, neuralgic disease, nervous prostration.
Yet among the general public, the term nervous breakdown is still widely used and understood to mean snapping under extreme pressure.
www.schizophrenia.com /newsletter/1296/1296nervbrkdn.htm   (472 words)

 Nervous Breakdown - by Sarah Chana Radcliffe
In breakdowns of the depressive type, there may be uncontrollable crying, loss of pleasure in all activities, dramatic weight loss or weight gain, sleep disruption or extreme sleepiness, confusion, disorientation, extreme feelings of worthlessness, guilt and despair.
In breakdowns that are manifestations of some sort of anxiety disorder, there may be panic attacks and incapacitating fears that affect daytime performance (perhaps interfering with ability to work, study or run a home) and disrupting night time sleep patterns.
The genetic sensitivity, combined with life stress, can result in a "breakdown." Breakdowns that are episodes of major depression also stem from a combination of inborn and environmental factors (for example, having a family history of depression and then experiencing serious loss, frustration or failure in one's own life).
www.sarahchanaradcliffe.com /art_nervous.htm   (1044 words)

 CNNfyi.com - More people feel on the verge of a nervous breakdown - October 13, 2000
WASHINGTON -- The proportion of Americans who say they've felt the threat of a nervous breakdown provoked by stress, depression and anxiety is on the rise, according to a recent research.
Those most likely to say they had anticipated a nervous breakdown were young, white single mothers with low incomes and no involvement with organized religion, the researchers said.
Demographic factors that consistently increased the likelihood of people feeling close to a nervous breakdown over the three study years were: Being white, being a woman, having no religion, having less family income, being younger, having children and not being married.
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 What is a nervous breakdown?
Some commentators claim that a nervous breakdown can actually be a good thing in the long run, because (a) it forces the person to take a proper time-out to rest and recuperate and (b) the patient will have to deal with the issues that caused the breakdown in order to recover fully.
What causes a nervous breakdown is the brain being unable to discover the correct chemical combinations to relieve the problem and bring the brain back to stability, so it pretty much releases all of them.
One solution to a nervous breakdown is to put yourself in a situation where the chemical imbalance is appropriate, such as spending the day riding rollercoasters, or skydiving - this will "exercise" the sensation of relief.
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 Mind Tools - Effective Stress Management - 'Breakdown'
This may show itself physically as a heart attack, angina or a stroke, or may show as 'nervous' or 'mental' breakdown, where the sufferer becomes mentally ill. In the latter case symptoms may not be seen by the individual, but may be obvious to partners, friends and colleagues.
Mental breakdown, however, may be slow in onset, and may be mild or severe.
The boundary between prolonged unhappiness or exhaustion and breakdown is blurred - one definition of breakdown may be that the sufferer finally carries out some act that makes it impossible to continue functioning normally in society.
www.psywww.com /mtsite/smbreakd.html   (261 words)

 Mental & Emotional Health: Nervous Breakdown
Nervous breakdown is not really a scientific term.
The manic phase of bipolar illness, a panic attack, a psychotic episode, and many other problems may be referred to as a "nervous breakdown".
In smaller towns, someone at a hospital or medical center may be able to help you decide how serious a "nervous breakdown" is and what to do.
www.bmhcc.org /health/library/ment4789.asp   (441 words)

 Nervous breakdown
When people talk about a nervous breakdown in everyday conversation, they usually mean an emotional or mental crisis that's so severe the affected person is incapacitated or ends up in the hospital.
A person suffering a nervous breakdown may be experiencing more than one disorder at a time.
The term "nervous breakdown" is not used by health care professionals today.
www.harthosp.org /HealthInfo/scripts/scr0141.htm   (194 words)

 Punknews.org | About Nervous Breakdown Records
Nervous Breakdown Records has signed Sudbury, Ontario-based Vicious Cycle.
Nervous Breakdown has outlined some of their release plans for the new year.
Nervous Breakdown updates us with a couple bits of news.
www.punknews.org /labels/nervousbreakdown   (447 words)

 Amazon.com: Nervous Breakdown: Music: Fu-Schnickens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Nervous Breakdown, running less than 44 minutes and with only nine new tunes (plus a remix of "What's Up Doc?" featuring Shaquille O'Neal), is an unfortunately slim workout.
Now the Fu-Schnickens sophomroe album "Nervous Breakdown" proves to me that rap was at a fun age back in the early 90's, when people just rapped about anything.
The shorter,and slightly worse follow up "Nervous Breakdown" shows up here alot too."Breakdown" is by far it's best song,"Sum Dumb Munky" is a solid offering BUT VISIONZ 20/20 is totally wack and should not be on this compilation.
www.amazon.com /Nervous-Breakdown-Fu-Schnickens/dp/B00000050E   (1335 words)

 Dealing with a Nervous Breakdown | HypnosisDownloads.com
If you have been told you have had a nervous breakdown you may even have reached the point where you are waking up exhausted feeling that you can't start the day.
Dealing with a nervous break down means recouping energy which this session will help you to do as you relax deeper each time you experience it.
Dealing with a Nervous Breakdown is designed to supplement, not replace, treatment from a suitable medical practitioner.
www.hypnosisdownloads.com /downloads/hypnotherapy/nervous-breakdown.html?358   (351 words)

 Symptoms of Nervous breakdown - WrongDiagnosis.com
Note that Nervous breakdown symptoms usually refers to various symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Nervous breakdown signs may refer to those signs only noticable by a doctor:
This signs and symptoms information for Nervous breakdown has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Nervous breakdown signs or Nervous breakdown symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Nervous breakdown may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /n/nervous_breakdown/symptoms.htm   (344 words)

 Nervous breakdown causes
You feel like pulling your hair, giving up, screaming, etc. Or, you are having a "nervous breakdown." What is happened is you have reached the "exhaustion" stage of the general adaptation syndrome.
For a few tips as to how to avoid "nervous breakdowns." Stress management can include exercise, stretching, meditation, relaxation, biofeedback, massage, taking a vacation, getting enough sleep, talking to a good listener, eating well-balanced meals, etc. In other words, try to get away from stress regularly - set apart times in the day to refresh.
I would only add that the term "nervous breakdown" also is often a laymen's term for many sorts of psychological/psychiatric disorders.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /newton/askasci/1993/biology/bio032.htm   (781 words)

 Fu-Schnickens : Nervous Breakdown - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Breakdown (The Dunkafelic Remix): Breakdown (Dunkafelic Remix)/Sum Dum
While Poc Fu and Moc Fu are both better-than-average MCs with their own unique styles, it is Chip Fu's innovative approach that provides the distinctive personality that sets the group apart from other rap groups of the era.
From the opening track, "Breakdown," on, this is a frenzied, fast-paced roller coaster ride of originality that doesn't let up until the last song ends.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,261383,00.html   (253 words)

 Nervous breakdown: What is it? - MayoClinic.com
Nervous breakdown is a term that the public uses to characterize a range of mental illnesses.
Generally, it describes a person who is severely and persistently emotionally distraught and unable to function at his or her normal level.
Often, when people refer to having a nervous breakdown, they're describing severe depression.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/nervous-breakdown/AN00476   (207 words)

 Nervous breakdown - WrongDiagnosis.com
Detailed information about the causes of Nervous breakdown including medication causes and drug interaction causes can be found in our causes pages.
With a diagnosis of Nervous breakdown, it is also important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Nervous breakdown.
Underlying medical conditions are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Nervous breakdown.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /n/nervous_breakdown/intro.htm   (334 words)

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According to surveys of Americans over four decades, more adults reported that they have felt an impending nervous breakdown in 1996 (26%) than in 1976 (21%) and in 1957 (19%).
The survey results show that being white, female, younger, unmarried, having children and not being religious increased the likelihood of feeling an impending nervous breakdown.
This is not because the person was imagining them, but rather due to the profound influence that the limbic system has on the autonomic nervous system and its secondary control over all organ systems.
www.mercola.com /2000/jul/9/nervous_breakdown.htm   (433 words)

 Psychotherapy helps you deal with issues of ego and deems nervous breakdown healthy
The tragedy of 'society' is that it seems to be designed to keep us trapped exactly at that pitch of panic and desperation at which we will go on struggling to fulfill the demands of our self-created egos.
Psychologists now believe that nervous breakdowns, schizophrenia, paranoia, drug or alcohol addiction, desperate love affairs, panic attacks, rage, depression, asthma, nausea, chronic illness, cancer—are all symptoms of a life spent in conflict with the ego formed in early childhood.
In the past 20 years, many practitioners have introduced other healing modalities, spiritual practices, meditation, dance, music, bodywork, massage, exercise, drama, art and writing to support the inner work of psychotherapy, making the journey an exciting and rewarding experience.
lifepositive.com /Mind/psychology/psychotherapy/nervous-breakdown.asp   (856 words)

 Anatomy of a Nervous Breakdown
OK, so "Nervous Breakdown" is an outdated term and never used by the medical community, but its a great phrase for how it FEELS.
When you are on the way to a breakdown, you tend to not be able to recognize it.
If you are a friend, relative, employer or fellow worker of someone who has had a breakdown or is heading in that direction, consider reading this book.
www.squidoo.com /nervousbreakdown   (2877 words)

 Amazon.com: Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Books: David Walley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Well, during Elvis' career, rock and roll became a worldwide attitude as well as "a sonic environment for commerce." That is a sad plight that Walley surveys with pleasant cynicism, winding up considering the fascination with such issues as presidential underwear preferences and the seemingly unending retail warfare that commercial culture fosters.
Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Era combines music and cultural history and criticism to examine how rock and the rock lifestyle have been merchandised first to a teenage audience and eventually to a worldwide consumer society.
In an age when culture is very much a recycled and homogenized ghost of past trends and politics, this collection of essays is a rallying cry for anyone searching for a voice in a thunderstorm of corporatized consumerism and apathy.
www.amazon.com /Teenage-Nervous-Breakdown-David-Walley/dp/0415978572   (1631 words)

 nervous breakdown
In this crazy, wacky place we call life, if you didn't have a nervous breakdown of some kind once in a while, we'd say you were clinically insane.
That is, before you run into another nervous breakdown.
It's enough to push you over the edge, if you're on the verge of a nervous breakdown, that is.
www.macgamesandmore.com /free/nervousbreakdown.html   (299 words)

 Effexor withdrawal vs nervous breakdown
Now they are suggesting that I may be having a nervous breakdown.
I still think it was the drugs, but am now concerned that it also may be withdrawal from the Effexor XR.
Now > they are suggesting that I may be having a > nervous breakdown.
www.rxlist.com /rxboard/effexor.pl?read=118   (606 words)

 What is a Nervous Breakdown?
A "Nervous Breakdown" is a popular term - it is not a clinical term - that is often used to describe a mental disorder that a person experiences.
It is used for a number of reasons, including: to hide a diagnosis; to avoid the stigma of a diagnosis; not understanding the reasons for certain loss of function (such as not seeing a doctor, but having symptoms); and not accepting a diagnosis among others.
On the historical note, the reason the term "Nervous Breakdown" came into being was that people preferred to have a physical (Nerves) illness as opposed to a psychological or psychiatric illness.
www.mental-health-matters.com /articles/article.php?artID=288   (611 words)

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