nervous breakdown


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nervous breakdown

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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While filming The Misfits in 1960, she was admitted to hospital for a nervous breakdown. Marilyn had been complaining of hearing voices and was prescribed a heavier dose of barbiturates.
During an interview with Access Hollywood, the 59-year-old media mogul said that she realized she had a nervous breakdown when she was interviewing Jason Russell on the Kony 2012 movement, Us Magazine reported.
JAMES Arthur says he was ready to quit The X Factor when he thought he was having a nervous breakdown. Show bosses had to call an ambulance after he collapsed at the Wembley studio.
Earlier also, prison officials had said that Mubarak was suffering from breathing difficulties, nervous breakdown and depression after being sentenced to life imprisonment on June 2 for complicity in the killing of protesters demonstrating against his 30-year rule last year.
This slim volume introduces the career of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, perhaps best known for his 1988 hit Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Sotinel, the film editor for the French Newspaper Le Monde, briefly discusses Almodovar's childhood before overviewing his career.
Recently, she had a nervous breakdown on the sets of Prakash Jha's next film Aarakshan.
DUFFY has revealed that she regrets joking that she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The singer, who achieved international fame with her debut album Rockferry in 2008, said she was embarrassed at making the quip after a horde of celebrities offered her support.
Summary: Sources close to Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri have conveyed to the U.S., France, and Saudi Arabia warnings that he is on the brink of a "nervous breakdown".
Mr Drybrough, who was recovering from a nervous breakdown, hanged himself in 2005.
HOMES are needed after 22 Persian cats had to be rescued when their owner suffered a nervous breakdown.
Referred to as "the equivalent of an overworked multitasker on the verge of a nervous breakdown," the circa 1968 building houses two academic departments, the centers for writing and oral communication, a public affairs center, the dean of student's office, and the registrar's office.