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What is a Mental Breakdown?

Jul 31, 2022 | Blog, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Breakdown


A Mental Breakdown is a common way of describing an episode where a person has difficulty functioning mentally and/or emotionally. This “mental breakdown” is often a combination of severe depression and anxiety. Some of the common symptoms are:

  • Hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiousness
  • Uncontrollable worry
  • Helplessness
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depressed mood
  • Rumination
  • Obsessiveness
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Unable to concentrate or make decisions
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Thoughts of dying
  • Fear of losing control
  • Inability to think clearly
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Fear of “going crazy”
  • Inability to function

Alternatively, a person who is experiencing a “mental breakdown” could be experiencing a psychotic episode. During a psychotic episode, a person begins to lose touch with reality. They may begin to hallucinate, become paranoid, or have difficulty distinguishing between their own thoughts and the reality of life around them.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, New Dimensions can help.

New Dimensions Can Help!

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms or problems, New Dimensions can help. Our team of experienced therapists and psychiatrists can help you overcome these challenges and help you develop the skills you need to thrive. To schedule a complementary assessment or to find out more about our programs, contact us at 1-800-685-9796.

Our affiliate, MHThrive, provides Individual Therapy, Couples and Marriage Counseling, and Family Therapy at our locations in Katy, The Woodlands, and the Clear Lake area of Houston, Texas. We also provide telehealth therapy for anyone who resides within the State of Texas. To schedule an appointment with one of the MHThrive therapists, contact us at 713-477-0333 or visit to learn more.