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The nervous breakdown nervous breakdown or is the response of our body to a situation as stressful that, temporarily, is unable to control. What signals does anticipate it?

nervous breakdown

A nervous breakdown response to a situation, physically and emotionally, overwhelming situation. A crisis itself is not a disease but rather a symptom that is not to be underestimated because, as a response to an unhealthy situation may be indicative of a mental health problem until now hidden.

What can trigger a nervous breakdown? Overall, it is a mental collapse in response to uncontrollable stress. Throughout life may occur certain situations that provoke such a level of stress that our body unable to handle it. Relieve stress, right now, is a huge effort for the body, both mentally and physically. The nervous breakdowns, fleeting and unexpected can anticipate anxiety disorder.

There are other causes that may trigger a nervous breakdown, and such as certain medications, abuse of toxic substances (drugs) or alcohol and to recall certain memories or emotionally stressful situations. The lack of sleep or negative life events (breakups, death of someone close, financial problems …) complete the list of possible causes of a breakdown. Among the risk factors we must take into account the personal and family history of anxiety disorders.

Symptoms
The symptoms vary from one people to another, although you can talk about some common symptoms such as dizziness, crying, nervousness, feeling of fear, nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate, rapid breathing, sudden trembling. There are other signals that also have to pay attention, as overwhelmed with daily responsibilities (work, studies), avoid the social commitments, relaxing healthy habits when it comes to eating, sleeping, and even neglecting personal hygiene.

Treatment
What to do or how to deal with a nervous breakdown? The prevention is also important, especially when we are under a lot of stress, because our body becomes a time bomb and it certainly makes us more vulnerable to suffering a nervous breakdown. It is essential to change habits, using relaxation techniques (yoga, pilates, reiki …), massage therapy, acupuncture and practice regular exercise (one of the benefits of physical exercise is precisely release tension). Avoid taking substances like caffeine, best opting for herbal and medicinal plants, and alcoholic beverages.

In more severe cases, and always under medical advice, you might want to take antidepressant drugs to correct possible chemical imbalances. What we must not do in any case is to underestimate the symptoms, as its can lead to a depression, much more severe health problem and requiring medical treatment.