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This is going to sound like a weird (or stupid) question, but how exactly does one have a nervous breakdown? What is the process that someone goes through in order for it to be a nervous breakdown?

I think I feel like I've come close to, but I'm not really sure what exactly a nervous breakdown is? Is it just when you finally let out the scream of your life or something? Or just flip out and break everything in sight? I can't even begin to quantify it.
 

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This is going to sound like a weird (or stupid) question, but how exactly does one have a nervous breakdown? What is the process that someone goes through in order for it to be a nervous breakdown?

I think I feel like I've come close to, but I'm not really sure what exactly a nervous breakdown is? Is it just when you finally let out the scream of your life or something? Or just flip out and break everything in sight? I can't even begin to quantify it.
I had to look it up too.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nervous-breakdown/AN00476

I believe I've had one.
 

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This is going to sound like a weird (or stupid) question, but how exactly does one have a nervous breakdown? What is the process that someone goes through in order for it to be a nervous breakdown?

I think I feel like I've come close to, but I'm not really sure what exactly a nervous breakdown is? Is it just when you finally let out the scream of your life or something? Or just flip out and break everything in sight? I can't even begin to quantify it.
to quickly sum it up from personal experience its basically a psychological death, mentally you die, but your body and mind continues to function not realizing that you (your essence) have already given up

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/10/19/what-is-a-nervous-breakdown/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Existential_crisis
 

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My worst breakdown ended up having me in the mental hospital for a month. It was like my mind vacated my body and I was just a hollow shell. I showed no emotions and was barely thinking. I was so far detached from myself. It was like being in hell, but I can't remember much about it.
 

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I used to sometimes just stop maintaining all my relationships for a little while because I was overwhelmed by them. I'd cut off almost all communication with everyone except for a bare minimum, which turned out to be waving hello and answering direct questions curtly.

I have sometimes been so unable to calm myself down from negative thinking I am just disabled until my mind runs itself to exhaustion and forces a ceasefire that way.

I guess I would call both of these kinds of breakdowns. Over time these become MUCH softer, much shorter, and much more improbable. It's a lot harder to break things.
 

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Yeah. People used to use "nervous breakdown" to describe anyone who got very upset over something. That's not it. Nervous breakdown is when you're so nervous you can't function normally anymore.
 

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From what is defined there, I might have come close (today wound up being a good sign; a few hours ago) to it myself. But never actually as bad as that.

But I don't know, it still seems too loosely defined for me to interpret a "breakdown" in definite terms. Maybe I'll just snap or go off the deep end instead.
 

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I read the links people posted above..

So basically Nervous Breakdown=Suddenly becoming unmotivated, Depressed, & socially withdrawn?
In that case S.A is basically a Nervous breakdown..Or the result of a Nervous Breakdown.
 
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