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I Had a Nervous Breakdown

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    I suffered from a mental breakdown over a year ago and went to a psychiatric hospital for a week because I was so depressed and anxious I couldn't function. This was due to an...
    Ladylapre Ladylapre 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Junior Year In Hs - I remember just one night out of the clear blue sky I had studied for a midterm, completed two papers and I was writing my Biology lab and I just started...
    MrsRight MrsRight 18-21, F May 3, 2011

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    Hurt Beyond - I started having a nervious breakdown... Still am. My heart feel like it is going to burst, Really physical more than just mental. I'm on medication. It all started...
    livlovesyA livlovesyA 26-30 Jun 14, 2013

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    Crash And Burn, Then Repeat - I have had numerous nervous breakdowns in my life.  My first one was in 2003, after my mother died.  I spun a web of alcohol, suicide attempts, and...
    SobeKat SobeKat 26-30 1 Response May 22, 2011

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    Will They Ever Understand - During the first week of January 2013, I had a breakdown at school. It was during the class of the professor whom I really hate. Maybe I was just...
    inconspicuous94 inconspicuous94 18-21 2 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    Two, Actually... - My first breakdown was when i heard one of my ex's who i still felt for ...told me he was married with a kid. I cried, hyperventaled, couldn't see.... I almost...
    candiipup candiipup 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Serenity Of Me - To wake up one day and be riddled with paranoia or have every insecurity that was ever displaced to find a home nestled in you. To be so frightened that it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 2, 2012

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    Nervous Breakdown - hi im male late thirties 4 years ago right at xmas time my mom went upstairs and found me catatonic on the bed, since 2002 i have been having seizures , they...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    My Mums Having A Breakdown Help - My mum is having a mental or nervous breakdown. My stepdad has recently had a affair he is still living at home with my mum as she is not well...
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    I'm so going to have a break down tomorrow I'm to stressed I can't go back to school it's just to much on me
    mcginnis98 mcginnis98 13-15, F Apr 6

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    A Break Down Changed Who I Am But Not In A Good Way I Sometimes Think - Just my little boring story a number of years ago i had a major breakdown brought on by a convergence of...
    Davidw46 Davidw46 46-50, M Aug 3, 2013

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    About Two Weeks Ago - About two weeks ago I had a nerous breakdown, couldn't think walk, throwing up kicking screaming lost it totally. Doctor told me it was a horomone imbalance...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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    My Hell !! - HiI have recently suffered a "nervous breakdown"brought on through anxiety and depression..I think i have suffered from it for years without realising it and managed...
    stuches stuches 36-40 9 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    It Was Terrifying -    There is usually a stigma to having a n/b but I am not ashamed.  I have never had mental health issues really, or been diagnosed with any...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F 2 Responses May 11, 2009

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    Moving Forward!!! - I'm not sure what EP *category* this post belongs in, but I'm putting it up here and hoping that either the EP *editors* OR the EP community will be able to...
    rbnzegg rbnzegg 51-55 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Back in October. I started crying and then I got extreme bad and I smashed my laptop keyboard, cracking the motherboard.
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    cronin43 cronin43 46-50 Mar 14

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    The world just kind of collapsed on top of me, and nothing was working to keep me mentally alive. I had no will to live anymore then I just broke down and did some stupid things...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Letting Go Is Always The Hardest To Do - i have been a wounded lover that never get tired of trying that one day i will find my right guy. But i always forgot to ask God for the...
    jie10 jie10 41-45 Nov 4, 2012

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    'Sup, gang; I've written about this a few times over the past year, just checking in when I reach certain milestones. This time last year I began having a nervous breakdown; never...
    namegame namegame 26-30, M Mar 13

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    I Can't Live Like This Anymore. - I don't really know if what I've been experiencing lately is leading to a nervous breakdown, a mental breakdown or simply depression but whatever...
    FightHate FightHate 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2010

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    So, I hope I'm not overstaying my welcome; really quickly: wrote on this topic a few times over the past two months, and have gotten to the tail end of a personality breakdown...
    namegame namegame 26-30, M Dec 17, 2013

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    Nervous Breakdown - I have always struggled with panic and anxiety. I don't think I ever really began to have break downs though until I was in my 30's. They say you should write...
    doubletees doubletees 36-40, F Aug 31, 2013

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    I'v had a major breakdown once already this year, people just **** me off and i go crazy.
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Dead And Gone - One of the most frightening experiences i have ever hadwas when i went through this severe depression/anxietythat just took me over....felt as ifi died...and by...
    clgsassy clgsassy 56-60, F 8 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    Im Not Crazy! - In march i was preparing for my wedding, needless to say things mounted up and the strain of a long distance relationship caught up with me, amongst other things...
    danni25 danni25 22-25, F 3 Responses May 16, 2009

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    My Journey To The Brink Of Madness - I originally came to EP in an attempt to vent my anguish caused by a complicated, and deeply dissatisfying relationship. But, I figure it is...
    geoffersp geoffersp 51-55, M Feb 3, 2013

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    I've had 2 nervous breakdown, the most severe was 2 years ago-last year. It was such a stressful year I almost killed my self. I felt like I can't do anything right. I experienced...
    madeirawood madeirawood 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Yell - Aside from feeling like I want to die, I want to just yell. I want to yell so I can be understood, I want to yell because when I am articulating my thoughts in a calm and...
    Shyankee Shyankee 31-35 Jul 1, 2012

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    While At University - it started about 1994 I was coming home from university and was in the city - I had to get a bus from griffith university to the city and then walk through...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 15, 2011

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    I Was 13 When I Had A Nervous Breakdown - Im 16 and had a break down 2 years ago when i started my GCSE, I think I went through it because of stress from school , and when i came...
    gabbbyy gabbbyy 13-15 Nov 3, 2012

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    Will I Ever Recover From This Breakdown!!!! - Every thing was going good in life, I had depression off and on but nothing I couldnt talk my self out of. Then about four months ago...
    faithlexus faithlexus 31-35 4 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    I Have Them Quite Often. - I don't really know when I had my first nervous breakdown, this is going to sound a little unbelievable, but I think it was sometime before I was even in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    i am so shy its unbelievable i am 43 i am still single and male i could never chat up women when i was younger i am technically still a virgin i am a hermit all my friends have...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Mar 2

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    Had A Breakdown When I Was 15 - When I started secondary school my confidence was nearly non-existent, this was the time I, probably, first developed depression. I would worry...
    SJF94 SJF94 18-21 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    I Had A Nervous Breakdown, There Is Light At The End Of The Tunnel!!! - In 2009 my life was full speed ahead. 2 kids, a good marriage and a great job. I have always been the type...
    moniquesglover moniquesglover 26-30 1 Response Dec 1, 2011

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    The Universe Flipped Upside Down. - The day started out like most other days, i had my usual pains from my stomach region but nothing new, nothing unusual. I had turned 17 only a...
    canoethenhike canoethenhike 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    The "utterly Surprising" Nervous Breakdown - So a few years after losing my husband (he died VERY suddenly), and after struggling to regain a foothold and basic...
    rbnzegg rbnzegg 51-55 3 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    They Said I Wouldn't Be Able To Finish School, Now I'm Getting A Law Degree - I had my first panic attack in third grade. Obviously I didn't know that was what it was. I just...
    missylissa missylissa 31-35, F Jul 9, 2013

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    Don't Know What This Is - well about 2 years ago i was driving down the road coming home from work well i started coughing really bad...and i started to feel really dizzy and my...
    greeneyes85 greeneyes85 22-25 2 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    I Had A Nervous Breakdown - People who know me in real life hear me allude to it. Truth is no one really knows everything I went through. It was years ago now but ruined my life...
    purpleskies80 purpleskies80 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Lost It. -  23 years ago I fell in love with a deadhead girl, it was my first experience and we were doing a ton of drugs at the time.  It was not a good start, but the...
    TBC119 TBC119 41-45 3 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    The Price Of Letting Go - The clinical term for it is Major Depressive Episode. I think the name is fitting. Major = A big deal. Depressive = Maybe should say “incapacitating...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 29, 2013

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    Nervous Breakdown Story - That was the best title I could come up; you see, I had a nervous breakdown. Hi hoooo! But seriously, I wound up having a nervous breakdown earlier this...
    namegame namegame 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    My Story From Start To Finish... - My story involves me figuring out what caused my "breakdown" and taking a journey of self discovery, so to speak. It describes all the...
    onelonelylady onelonelylady 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Sunday - I had a breakdown on Sunday. I think about it now, and it feels worse then it was actually happening. I completely lost it and thought I would go insane from paranoid. I...
    RoseWinters RoseWinters 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    My Second This School Year ... - School only just started in September...2 months in and I'm already breaking down. I think my second one was by far the worst nervous break down I...
    santana45 santana45 16-17, F Nov 13, 2013

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    I Think I'm On The Edge - I'm a 23 year old girl who feels like I have completely wasted my youth so far through a drug addiction which came on from a very damaging relationship I...
    Littlesheep89 Littlesheep89 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    Puzzles Work Better With All The Pieces - I'm not quite sure if it was a bona fide example of a nervous breakdown, but it was definitely a new occurrance to me. She was one of my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    I Too Had A Nervous Breakdown!!!! - Just happened recently (about 6 months ago), and I'm frightened beyond description that I'll never EVER recover or be the same!  As we speak, I...
    rbnzegg rbnzegg 51-55 3 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    I'm Just Starting The Process Of Recovery. - Hey folks. Rather than repeat everything here, I am blogging about my experiences after having had a nervous breakdown...
    1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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