This year has been and still is terrible. I lost everything.
A nervous or mental breakdown is a term used to describe a period of intense mental distress. During this period, you’re unable to function in your everyday life.
This term was once used to refer to a wide variety of mental illnesses, including:
- acute stress disorder
Although “nervous breakdown” is no longer considered a medical term, it’s still used by many to describe:
- intense symptoms of stress
- an inability to cope with life’s challenges
What others see as a mental breakdown can also be an undiagnosed mental illness.
There isn’t one agreed-upon definition for what defines a nervous breakdown. It’s generally viewed as a period when physical and emotional stress become intolerable and impair one’s ability to function effectively.
Since the term is no longer used in the medical community, a nervous breakdown has been described using a wide variety of symptoms. These include:
- depressive symptoms, such as loss of hope and thoughts of suicide or self-harm
- anxiety with high blood pressure, tense muscles, clammy hands, dizziness, upset stomach, and trembling or shaking
- extreme mood swings or unexplained outbursts
- panic attacks, which include chest pain, detachment from reality and self, extreme fear, and difficulty breathing
- flashbacks of a traumatic event, which can suggest undiagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
People experiencing a nervous breakdown may also withdraw from family, friends, and co-workers. Signs of such withdrawal include:
- avoiding social functions and engagements
- eating and sleeping poorly
- calling in sick to work for days or not showing up to work at all
- isolating yourself in your home
Well, from personal experience, it was and still is a big fight. However, it is time to focus on more positive things. Like I’m better at it. And that I have to move.
How to manage your symptoms:
You can break out of the cycle of psychological or behavioral distress by:
- making an appointment with your primary care provider for a complete physical examination to ensure your overall health is not contributing to your symptoms
- using either talk therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy
- taking prescription medications, such as antidepressants or antianxiety medication, to treat symptoms
- practicing alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, or yoga
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and on the verge of a breakdown, consider these strategies for managing your symptoms:
- Breathe deeply and count backward from 10 when you’re feeling anxious or stressed.
- Cut caffeine and alcohol from your diet.
- Develop a sleep schedule and routine that will help you sleep well. This could mean taking a warm bath, switching off electronic devices, or reading a book before bed.
Tips for self-care:
Lifestyle modifications can help you prevent a nervous breakdown. They can also help lessen the severity and frequency of them. These include:
- getting regular exercise at least 3 times a week, which can be as simple as walking around your neighborhood for 30 minutes
- going to a therapist or attending counseling sessions to manage stress
- avoiding drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and other substances that create stress on the body
- getting regular sleep and sleeping for at least six hours a night
- incorporating relaxation techniques like deep breathing into your daily routine
- reducing your stress level by pacing yourself, taking mini-breaks, better organizing your environment and daily activities, and keeping a daily to-do list
- Listen lot of music
You can make these changes on your own, but it may be more helpful to work with your doctor to create a treatment plan that best meets your healthcare needs.
I’m halfway through the fight, now it’s time to focus on music and making money to pay off my debts. This is not the best time to combine it, so I choose other alternatives. There is currently no room for emotions and questions about what I would like to do. Now is the time to solve only the question of how to get money to compare everything. How to be a better person. How to create unique projects. How to trust yourself again and not underestimate yourself. How to muffle all those voices in my head and love yourself again.
How to survive while constantly improving yourself.
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