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Is a Nervous Breakdown related to Anxiety Disorder?

Q. I was just wondering.for the past 12 years or so (at least that's when the thought entered my.mind) I was always afraid I would be in an institution because I had lost what was left of my mind..I mean, suffering so much emotionally and mentally that I would just blow a fuse..just collapse on the inside.

I know I have anxiety disorder...it began about 12 years ago...each year more trauma is added to this camel's back..I wonder if there's a mental hospital in my future. If there is, I hope I'm made WELL and not come out worse. (My prayer to God)

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I have had two major breakdowns and one minor. In one I had to be hospitalized but the second one I had a stronger support system and didn’t go. This third one I’m having right now has been bad. But I’ve stayed out of the hospital so far.

It’s always possible to have a mental break, but that doesn’t mean that you will. If you stay within your treatment plan you have a very small change of being placed in a hospital.

If you are placed, they are not as bad as you think. A lot of calm and quiet and people who want you to get better.

I wish you all the best in your recovery process and hope you never experience a mental break.


hi, oh dear anxiety is such a game-player isn't it! it can make such a drama out of everything. you come across in your post as a sensible, thoughtful and intelligent person. yet you doubt yourself and the real choices you have. what has you so frightened? i hope you don't mind me asking and you certainly don't have to share if you aren't happy about it. i too have those darker days and know how supportive we can be to one another.


Hoping one of the people you have chosen to be your helpers, specializes in childhood trauma/post traumatic Stress Dis., the ways it can be experienced in a unique way as well as similar ways by the brave warriors who continue to struggle and fight in this



you the very best in your journey to freedom and wholeness = ]


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