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(nervous) breakdown

Fig. a physical and mental collapse brought on by great anxiety over a period of time. After month after month of stress and strain, Sally had a nervous breakdown.
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Cynthia Crossen, "Losing It: Nervous Breakdowns, By Any Name, Aren't What They Used To Be," The Wallstreet Journal, Dec.
The rise, evolution and ambiguous decline of the nervous breakdown in the United States open an interesting window on pervasive anxieties.
1] For reasons that will become obvious, nervous breakdown tends to slip through the cracks of medically-oriented social and cultural histories.
It begins by focusing on the range of functions the nervous breakdown concept served, from its apparent origins around 1901 through its amplifications from the 1930s to the 1960s.
The most interesting feature of the nervous breakdown concept, if not at its origins at least quite soon, involves its decidedly ambivalent relationship to professional medicine and psychology.
Nervous breakdown would revive, expand, and more widely popularize these 19th century concepts.
It is vital to note that outright collapse was not usually posited, one of the distinctions from the later nervous breakdown idea that in so many respects is hard to separate from its neurasthenic progenitor; but worry about collapse could be part of the condition, blurring this boundary.
As with nervous breakdown subsequently, neurasthenia was widely publicized, from the 1880s onward.
Unlike nervous breakdown, neurasthenia generated hosts of suggested, professionally-sponsored remedies, including rest cures under the guidance of doctors and the burgeoning group of mental health professionals.
They have larger pieces of equipment with breakdown exposure that are vital to their operations and therefore usually invest in the coverage.
Truly, the underserved market for breakdown coverage is the small, nonmanufacturing business.
For example, a random electrical surge could cause a comprehensive breakdown in systems and daily business flow.
Most breakdown coverage applies to the cost of repair or replacement of equipment that stops working suddenly and accidentally.
No matter how you look at it or what term you use, breakdown coverage is a fraction of the cost of a property insurance program and truly one of the best examples of sleep insurance a business owner or corporate risk manager can buy.
Gather information about the equipment and parts influenced by the future breakdown