It is also known as mental breakdown which is a term that describes a period of extreme mental or emotional stress. In this case the stress is so high that the person is unable to perform normal day to day activities. In nervous breakdown the patient loses control of feelings, takes stress, anxiety or nervousness.

Signs of nervous breakdown in a child

Following are the signs that your child may have a mental health disorder includes;

  • Persistent sadness for  two or more than two weeks
  • Avoiding social interactions
  • Hurting or talking about hurting oneself 
  • Talking about death or suicide
  • Extreme irritability
  • Out of control behavior that can be harmful
  • Drastic changes in mood, behavior or personality
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Loss of weight
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Frequent headaches or stomach aches
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Changes in academic performance
  • Avoiding or missing school

Signs of nervous breakdown in a teenager

Following are the signs of nervous breakdown in teenager;

  • Changes in sleep
  • Feeling of guilt
  • Changes in energy level
  • Changes in concentration or task completion
  • Changes in appetite
  • Changes in motivation
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Feelings of self consciousness and insecurity
  • Depression

Signs of nervous breakdown in the elderly

Following are the signs of nervous breakdown in elderly;

  • Low self esteem
  • Fear
  • Irritability
  • Worrying
  • Feeling helpless
  • Getting angry easily
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
  • Losing interest in the favorite activities
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Thoughts of self harming
  • Thoughts of suicide

Treatment for nervous breakdown

Following are the ways to cure the nervous breakdown;

If one has experienced symptoms of nervous breakdown then one should seek out a mental health professional or a psychiatrist to develop a treatment plan that will help him better cope with stress and avoid future nervous breakdown. This can help the patient by giving the chance to focus only on his well being. The treatment plan may include several types of therapy, stress relief and relaxation strategies, group support and medication.

Following are some tips to get rid of nervous breakdown

  • Do frequent visits to the mental health professional
  • Take meditation
  • Do regular exercise
  • Eat healthy food
  • Drink enough water
  • Take medications on time
  • Take deep breath
  • Spent more time outdoors
  • Sit with good friends
  • Sit with people who are good listeners
  • Share your feelings with friends
  • Take part in sports activities
  • Go to best psychotherapist