The term “nervous breakdown” is sometimes used to describe a stressful situation, in which someone becomes temporarily dysfunctional in day-to-day life.
It’s commonly understood to occur when life’s demands become physically and emotionally overwhelming.
Nervous Breakdown is not a clinical term. There is no psychiatric definition of a nervous breakdown and it has nothing to do with nerves. But that does not mean it is a normal or a healthy response to stress.
It may indicate an underlying mental health problem that needs attention, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder or something else.
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