Mental health is a serious issue and many people suffer from nervous breakdowns when they’ve reached their emotional/mental limits. If you think you may be experiencing this then this article will cover some of the signs of a nervous breakdown. The truth is, life sometimes gives us more than we are capable of handling and we become overloaded. This doesn’t reflect badly on your character and we all have our breaking points. So, with that said, we will now look at some of the typical signs and symptoms of a breakdown.
One of the most notable signs that you may notice is a drastic change in mood. If you notice any drastic changes in your mood from normal to extremely sad, are listless and have a lack of desire to do the things you once enjoyed, then that is definitely a warning flag. If you’re unsure about your moods, you should ask your close friends and family members to help you assess your current mood.
Another sign is extreme depression and thoughts of suicide. If you think about ending your life or are actually planning ways to end your life, then you should seek professional help as soon as possible. Preserving one’s life is a sign of a healthy mind and when you start to think of suicide, then there is definitely a problem.
There are also many physical symptoms of a nervous breakdown such as an irregular heartbeat, clammy hands, dizziness, trembling hands, unexplained aches, tension headaches, exhaustion, frequent bowel movements etc. Then, in addition to these physical symptoms, some of the mental symptoms may include extreme anxiety, insomnia, irritability, withdrawal, panic attacks, racing thoughts, phobias, impotence etc.
These mental symptoms occur due to your emotional inability to deal with the normal aspects of life since you are unsuccessfully trying to cope with your own life stresses. You will be prone to extreme irritability and angry outbursts since you won’t have the capacity to deal with the needs of other people. You may also have extreme difficulty concentrating and focusing your mind and may be unable to read a book or even a short article.
A low sex drive and libido is also another common symptom since you may feel a complete lack of desire and interest in your partner. This may cause you to withdraw from him/her and cause additional problems in your relationship. You will probably want to completely isolate yourself from the world which will only worsen your condition.
We have just covered some of the most common signs of a nervous breakdown that will help you to determine if you are going through one. In the event that you are or think that you are, then you should seek help from a psychiatrist or counselor as soon as possible. It is essential that you get evaluated so that you can get the help that you need in order to safely recover from the breakdown and help you to cope with your life. Remember, you are not alone and once you seek professional help and accept the love and support of your loved ones, you will get better.