Frequently Asked Questions
What are the symptoms of a nervous break down?
What are the signs or symptoms of a nervous breakdown?
- Anxiety or depression. "Anxiety and depression are common, common reactions [to stress]," Engle says. ...
- Sleeping too much, or not enough. A change in your sleep habits is another warning sign, Engle says. ...
- Fatigue. Extreme tiredness could also be a clue you're stressed to the max. ...
- Changes in appetite. ...
- Physical pain. ...
- Brain fog. ...
- Trouble breathing. ...
What are the signs of a nervous breakdown?
When you’re nearing a nervous breakdown, here are some physical signs that you can experience:
- Tight muscles
- Sleep disturbance
- High Anxiety
- Loss of appetite or increase
- Reaching for substances/activities to cope or fill a void whether it be alcohol, drugs, food, sex, etc.
- Scattered energy, going to fast, fight or flight energy
- Panic attacks
- Depression, extreme sadness
- Mood swings
What are the symptoms of a breakdown?
- inability to focus
- sadness or depression
- irritability or anger
- feeling generally overwhelmed
What does it feel like to have a nervous breakdown?
Nervous breakdowns can involve feelings of fury, fear, or despair or may contain some degree of each of these feelings. Nervous breakdowns rise from within and often result in some form of “explosion,” such as a series of screams, a panic attack, or an outburst of sobs.