Is Stress Putting You on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown?

Our nerves play a very important role in our bodies. Many people today are on the verge of what many call a nervous breakdown. What are the symptoms? Many different symptoms can accompany a nervous breakdown. Some of these are fatigue, (not related to any physical exertion), restlessness, loss of appetite, headaches, constipation, dizziness, fuzzy vision, skin rashes, excessive sweating, muscular pains and tingling sensations in the hands and feet. A nervous breakdown can even be accompanied by irregular heartbeat or palpitation of the heart.

Very often mental and emotional symptoms may also surface. This would include the inability to make decisions or to meet people comfortably. In very extreme cases there will be weeping, panic or near hysteria. Since almost all of our mental and emotional and physical processes and activities consume nervous energy, it can readily be seen why a nervous breakdown can manifest itself in such a variety of ways. But don’t jump to the conclusion that you are going to have a nervous breakdown because you have one or two of these symptoms. One thing that might help to determine if you are on the verge of a nervous breakdown is to find out exactly what causes a nervous breakdown.

Many doctors have said that a nervous breakdown is a disorder that arises from conflicting attitudes that is due to mental and emotional difficulties. One very common cause is over sensitiveness, which is very often inherited along with a quick temper. These cause people to be unduly hurt, and to expect too much out of others. Very often they are never satisfied with one’s own efforts or achievements. All of these different emotional states can take a toll in nervous energy. And can lead to a nervous breakdown. A nervous breakdown can also be brought on by what is called trauma. Sometimes a serious accident or loss of a loved one in death can cause these feelings to arise. Even a loss of job can have an emotional effect on a person. Many people cause undo stress on their nervous system during the holiday season. They tend to get so caught up in buying gifts, and decorating the house and everything else that comes along with the holidays.

Many people resort to drugs to help them get relief when they suffer from nervousness or a nervous breakdown. But many doctors say that this is only a temporary solution. A true cure to a nervous breakdown will take time, and self control. The first thing that you need to do is find out what the exact cause of the problem is. Talk to your friends and your family and get them to help take some of the everyday burdens off of you. If you are not sure what could be the cause then maybe you should see a doctor. Although I would advise against taking any type of medication to help solve this problem, the ultimate decision would be between you and your doctor. And remember try not to let everything bother you especially during this time of year.
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