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11 Jul 2005

<br>Whats wrong with me ?<br>
IM A 34 YR FEMALE. I HAVE A VERY STRESSFULL JOB IN A HIGH DEMANDING POSITION . MY PERSONALITY IS VERY STRONG AND I CONSIDER MYSELF DOMINEERING. I AM THE MAIN BREAD WINNER AT HOME. I HAVE HIGH GOALS IN MY LIFE AND HAVE ACHIEVED THEM CONSIDERABLY. I HAVE EVERYTHING I WANT. A GOOD HUSBAND, 2 LOVELY TEENAGE GIRLS, MY OWN HOME , A GOOD PAYING JOB ETC.
BUT LATELY ALL I WANT TO DO IS BREAK DOWN AND CRY. AND BELIEVE ME THIS IS NOT ME. THE SLIGHTEST UPSET WILL MAKE ME CRY.
I DONT KNOW WHAT THE SYMPTOMS OF A NERVOUS BREAK DOWN IS. COULD THIS BE THE START ?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

"Nervous Breakdown" is a non-mdical term of obscure meaning. But you could well be developing a Depression, a disorder which responds very well to proper treatment. maybe see a good local shrink for assessment and a discussion of your treatment choices.
Speedy is absolutely right about the great value of a break ( rather than a breakdown ) --- taking even a relatively short break away from the work-related stress, relaxing, footling round and taking it easy ; maybe devoting oneself to one of one's hobbies or avocations. I like his /her hobby, too, of "buy with the eyes", economical and satisfying !
But the other thing I think Speedy and yourself should then attend to, would be, possibly with the temporary aid of a psychologist, to assess the stressfulness of your normal job, checking out where stresses can and should be delegated to others ; where they can be made less stressful, and how you could pace the job as a whole so as to better preserve your strengths and abilities --- and to develop better stress management techniques so as to avoid reaching the point of cisis in the future !
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