Can Emotional Abuse Can Cause Nervous Breakdown?

Emotional abuse can certainly contribute to a nervous breakdown or mental health crisis. Emotional abuse can take many forms, such as verbal insults, manipulation, control, and gaslighting. Over time, this type of abuse can erode an individual’s sense of self-worth and lead to a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and in some cases, a nervous breakdown.

A nervous breakdown is not a clinical term, but rather a common expression used to describe a period of intense emotional distress that may cause a person to feel overwhelmed, unable to cope with daily life, and experience a range of symptoms such as panic attacks, extreme fatigue, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, and other physical and psychological symptoms.

It’s important to note that a nervous breakdown is not a diagnosis but rather a symptom of underlying mental health issues. Emotional abuse can be a significant contributor to these underlying issues, and seeking professional help from a mental health provider is crucial in addressing and managing the effects of emotional abuse. Therapy, medication, and other forms of treatment can be effective in helping individuals recover and rebuild their mental health and well-being.

Linda – Always By Your Side

Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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