I am wanting to know signs of all of the above and the differences between the 3. Thanks ANNA
5 Dec 2010
The whole notion of a nervous breakdown is a term that is generally no longer used. Back in the day, a simple panic attack could be considered to be a nervous breakdown, and on top of that, it was a very sexist diagnosis. Nonetheless, I'd go in-patient if you can no longer function in society, and or have thoughts of suicide. Hope that your doing ok, and please send me a message if you need a more helpful answer! I have come close myself to being completely unfunctional, but never went quite that far thank god...
best of luck to you!!!
5 Dec 2010
Hey Anna, if you will look up the member named Psyched, I think it was him that gave a very detailed definition of what happens with a panic attack. It may have been jk13 as they share the same avatar, but I believe it was Psyched ( my apologies to Jeff if I messed up and it is him) anyway, he works in the field and if you pq him, you may get the answer he gave here. All of these things are similar that you listed. Nervous breakdown to Me implies that someone get sorta paralyzed by the circumstances or conditions of their life and can't function or get help, someone or something must intervene to help get them help.
5 Dec 2010
Good morning Anna. I hope this post finds you feeling a little better? I agree with finding "psyched" He knows quite a lot about the various conditions. I've read a lot of his answers and he does know his stuff! Jeff too. Please message him soon. He is a great support person and knows so much about "mental health" issues. That's probably not the politically correct term, but how else do you say it? Psychological impairments? No, that's not right either. I can only tell you to hang in there and be strong. I know you're going through a lot right now and hope you get the help you need. I think I'm suffering from one of the problems you mentioned. I get a feeling of queeziness, rapid heart beat, like a free-falling type of stomach flip flops. Very hard to explain. Almost like I'm frozen in place, afraid to move or I might just "lose it." Always on the verge of tears. Constant lump in my throat too.
So when you find the answers, please let me know too ok? You're a very sweet person and deserve to live free of pain and anxiety. Hang in there and know we are here to help you any way we can!
6 Dec 2010
Hi,The way to tell if ur having a panic attack is that u all of a sudden feel nervous an u get short of breath an u feel like u are going to loose ur mind at some point of time,it feels like all of the above,an mines had got so bad until i was scared to go out are even drive my own car,it even got so bad that i checked myself into hospital i didnt know if i was coming are going my kids were looking at me wondering whats wrong with moma an let me tell u its abad feeling but with god an many many prayers everything will be alright an the medicine that works for me was ativan an i also took Buspar.So there really are no differents they are all n the same neighborhood really... They say it comes from worrying,but then they say depression an i didnt feel depressed..Abt what... Nice home,husband,kids,so what was it to be depressed about,but another thing that i have learned while doing my research is not getting enough sleep an rest... But good luck!!! Andromakee
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