I got goosebumps reading it, since we casually throw the term mental-breakdown way too often.
The term “mental breakdown” (or nervous breakdown) isn’t an official medical term; but it is often used to describe an acute emotional or psychological collapse. When an individual has reached a point where they are severely and persistently distraught and are unable to function at a normal level. In extreme cases one can suffer from hallucinations or “catatonic posturing” where the individual is unable to move.
Generally speaking , a nervous breakdown can follow a long period of stress that hasn’t been dealt with appropriately.
What “mental breakdown” meant for me was a complete halt to everything I ever thought I had under control. I had been diagnosed years before with depression and anxiety disorders; but had learned to live with them under the care of my doctor.
I can’t recall a singular incident that I can mark as the moment of my breakdown. Three days after my mother passed…
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