Anonymous asked in Social SciencePsychology · 4 weeks ago

What do people mean by having a nervous breakdown? Do they typically mean depression, anxiety or ASD (acute stress disorder)?

3 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    I take 'nervous breakdown' as a time when you're under so much pressure that making the smallest decisions are too hard. Living is too hard and takes too much effort to even bother trying, and you just want to retreat into your shell. Depression usually kicks in about the same time.

  • 4 weeks ago

    "Nervous breakdown" is not a term used by psychiatrists. The Mayo Clinic says, "The term "nervous breakdown" is sometimes used by people to describe a stressful situation in which they're temporarily unable to function normally in day-to-day life."

  • 4 weeks ago

    my sister had one when she first started having schizophrenia, it means they lose touch with reality

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