We've looked at the symptoms of a nervous breakdown in Part 1, so now let's take a look at the causes of your 'falling apart', the fears and the signs to watch out for.
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You now know what the signs and symptoms of a nervous breakdown are.
Looking back then you can perhaps see when you first started to feel that you were 'not your normal self'. Maybe you're now aware of how sustained stress decreased your resilience almost by stealth. Perhaps you knew that you were pushing the limits, but thought you had no choice. Here are the most common contributors to a nervous breakdown:
Sometimes people are completely caught off guard - never having suspected that life could have come crashing down. They, perhaps like you, would have never identified themselves as not being able to cope or prone to a 'mental breakdown'.
You can learn more how we put our bodies under stress on my page on adrenal fatigue treatment.
Don't be alarmed if you...
... are terrified of the doorbel
... don't want to open the post anymore
... can't get out of the front door
... can't stand in a queue
... can't even get anywhere near to your place of work
I know it's scary, but it is all part of that breakdown. I promise you, you will get better and do all those things again in time, but you may need a bit of help to speed up your recovery. In case you can't wait - here's how you recover from your mental breakdown.
Are you terrified in case you get another panic attack with the following troubles?
We really want to calm your fear of further panic attacks as that fear becomes yet another layer to your suffering. You can really do without that right now, as an emotional breakdown is more than enough to cope with!
If you think you're going to have a heart attack - forget it! Most likely you won't. Neither will you faint as your blood pressure shoots up when you are stressed. People who faint do so because their blood pressure drops. You're really not falling apart! And here's a method to stop your panic attacks.
Now read: Symptoms of a nervous breakdown: why you're not going crazy and when to call a doctor.