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5 Signs you are having a nervous breakdown

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 23, 2015
Nervous breakdown can be defined as a stress overload or emotional limitation on dealing with stresses. Here’s how to tell if you are having a nervous breakdown.
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    Dizziness or light-headedness

    Nervous breakdown starts with a feeling of dizziness and is one of the first things to suggest that an already intense stress level has hit its upper limit. Dizziness refers to a feeling that the room is spinning or the ground is moving.

    Dizziness or light-headedness
  • 2

    Irregular heartbeat

    When you are having a nervous breakdown, your heart will pound or beat irregularly. The nervous breakdown symptoms experienced will purely be stress-related and medical tests will not reveal any heart problem because of the same.

    Irregular heartbeat
  • 3

    Profuse sweating

    If you are experiencing clammy hands along with excessive sweating, you could be having a nervous breakdown. It is one of the body’s ways to tell that you are under a lot of stress.

    Profuse sweating
  • 4

    Exhaustion and fatigue

    The feeling of continued tiredness accompanies nervous breakdown, which will make it quite difficult for you to perform everyday chores and activities; everything will seem like a hurdle.

    Exhaustion and fatigue
  • 5

    Trembling and shaking

    Body trembling and shaking hands/legs during nervous breakdown can be a cause of embarrassment, which can further increase stress because of body image anxiety.


    Trembling and shaking
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