nervous breakdown


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nervous breakdown

n.
A collapse in mental health, such as the onset of a severe mood disorder, that precludes normal functioning and may require hospitalization. Not in clinical use.
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nervous breakdown

n
(Psychiatry) any mental illness not primarily of organic origin in which the patient ceases to function properly, often accompanied by severely impaired concentration, anxiety, insomnia, and lack of self-esteem; used esp of episodes of depression
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nerv′ous break′down


n.
(not in technical use) any disabling mental or emotional disorder requiring treatment.
[1900–05, Amer.]
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nervous breakdown

Any mental condition prohibiting normal functioning.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nervous breakdown - a severe or incapacitating emotional disordernervous breakdown - a severe or incapacitating emotional disorder
crack-up, breakdown - a mental or physical breakdown
nervous exhaustion, nervous prostration - an emotional disorder that leaves you exhausted and unable to work
neurasthenia - nervous breakdown (not in technical use)
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nervous breakdown

noun collapse, breakdown, crack-up (informal), neurasthenia (obsolete), nervous disorder His wife could not cope and suffered a nervous breakdown.
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Translations
إنْهِيار عَصَبيانْهِيارٌ عَصَبِيٌّ
nervové zhroucení
nervesammenbrudnervøst sammenbrud
hermoromahdus
slom živaca
idegösszeomlás
taugaáfall
神経衰弱
신경 쇠약
nervové zrútenie
nervsammanbrott
ช่วงเวลาที่เจ็บป่วยทางจิต
suy nhược thần kinh

nervous breakdown

nesaurimento nervoso
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nerve

(nəːv) noun
1. one of the cords which carry messages between all parts of the body and the brain.
2. courage. He must have needed a lot of nerve to do that; He lost his nerve.
3. rudeness. What a nerve!
verb
to force (oneself) to have enough courage (to do something). He nerved himself to climb the high tower.
nerves noun plural
the condition of being too easily excited or upset. She suffers from nerves.
ˈnervous adjective
1. of the nerves. the nervous system.
2. rather afraid. She was nervous about travelling by air; a nervous old lady.
ˈnervously adverb
ˈnervousness noun
ˈnervy adjective
excitable. The horse is rather nervy.
ˈnerviness noun
ˈnerve-racking adjective
causing great anxiety or nervousness. a nerve-racking experience.
nervous breakdown
a period of mental illness caused by a time of great strain.
nervous system
the brain, spinal cord and nerves of a person or animal.
get on someone's nerves
to irritate someone. Her behaviour really gets on my nerves.
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nervous breakdown

انْهِيارٌ عَصَبِيٌّ nervové zhroucení nervøst sammenbrud Nervenzusammenbruch νευρικός κλονισμός crisis nerviosa hermoromahdus dépression nerveuse slom živaca esaurimento nervoso 神経衰弱 신경 쇠약 zenuwinzinking nervøst sammenbrudd załamanie nerwowe esgotamento nervoso нервный срыв nervsammanbrott ช่วงเวลาที่เจ็บป่วยทางจิต sinir krizi suy nhược thần kinh 精神崩溃
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