No, you can’t lose your mind. Not from anxiety. Not from anything. That’s not how the brain works.
What can take place is you stop behaving in a socially acceptable method. That’s what mental illness in fact suggests: that the majority of people don’t like the method you behave.
In truth, practically all habits that gets labeled as a mental disorder is reasonable if you understand a great deal of detail about a person’s life. People react in foreseeable ways to stress, and most, if not all mental illnesses are normal responses to remarkable scenarios. None of them involve losing your ability to think, although, considering that your responses are not what people expect, others might believe you are no longer thinking the method they think.
Anxiety stimulates the human stress response. You have actually probably found out about the fight or flight action. If you include freezing to those 2, you have actually got the three significant strategies for handling complex, stress-inducing scenarios.
Stress and anxiety tends to make individuals depressed, which is a kind of freezing. People tend to separate themselves and try to secure themselves from any participation with others, since they can’t find ways to act successfully (or what they believe is efficiently) in the daily scenarios they find themselves in.
Stress and anxiety is triggered by tension. Stress can originate from many different sources. Usually there is a component where the anxious person is constantly considering what they think others get out of them. They do not think it is possible to match the expectations of others, and they fear that if they don’t match expectations, they will lose their right to the comfort that features relaxed association with others.
Individuals will take many strategies to handle anxiety, and most of these strategies surprise typical people. Depression is one method. Anxiety attack are another technique. All type of self-soothing strategies that typically get lumped in the category of dependencies are really common reactions to anxiety. Other self-soothing techniques like recurring actions or fanatically repetitive actions are common. People frequently call those repetitive actions obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD.
Some individuals seek to develop control over their environment or other individuals when they are anxious. They might become prideful or violent. They might lose their empathy.
Individuals who can’t control their environment, might try to manage themselves. They might starve themselves. They may take incredible dangers. They may kill themselves.
There are lots of other responses to anxiety, however perhaps you can begin to see why typical people may consider these responses as “losing your mind” considering that these are not responses most regular individuals consider, or if they do think about them, they usually do not allow themselves to engage in those activities.
Naturally, I have no concept what “lose your mind” suggests to anybody else or to the person who published this concern. Possibly you imply that a person acts in a different method from most people. If that’s what you indicate, then yes, stress and anxiety makes you lose your mind. But acting differently from the majority of people consists of a wide range of habits, and calling that “losing your mind” isn’t extremely helpful, it appears to me.
Think of an animal cowering in the corner of a cage. Now envision the vast variety of ways a human could act in a comparable method, other than there is no cage. In general, people will fight what they are afraid of, or range from it, or try not to be noticed. There are many methods to accomplish these goals. When normal individuals can’t inform that you are continuously frightened– one form of anxiety– they can’t comprehend your actions and they inform you you’ve lost your mind. But if they comprehend the stress you are under and the anxiety you feel, your behavior may make a lot more sense. In any case, the most significant problem that causes stress and anxiety is appreciating what others think of you, specifically when you can do absolutely nothing about what others think.
There is no other way to get in someone else’s mind and change what they believe. But usually people believe they have control over what others think. They keep trying to change other individuals’s minds till they understand they have no control over anybody else. Then, they either quit attempting to change other individuals and concentrate on changing themselves, or they remain nervous, and if it gets bad enough for long enough, they might decide the only way to stop the anxiety is to pass away. While that will not make good sense to typical individuals, if you’ve ever been under that type of tension for long enough, it becomes quite easily easy to understand and isn’t an example of lost mind. It’s just an example of a person who has no concept what else they can do to make the discomfort stop.