No, you can’t lose your mind. Not from stress and anxiety. Not from anything. That’s not how the brain works.
What can take place is you stop behaving in a socially appropriate way. That’s what mental illness in fact means: that many people do not like the way you act.
In reality, almost all habits that gets labeled as a mental illness is reasonable if you know a lot of detail about a person’s life. Individuals react in foreseeable methods to stress, and the majority of, if not all mental disorders are regular actions to extraordinary scenarios. None include losing your capability to believe, although, since your reactions are not what people expect, others might think you are no longer believing the way they believe.
Stress and anxiety stimulates the human stress response. You’ve most likely become aware of the battle or flight reaction. If you add freezing to those 2, you have actually got the three major techniques for handling complex, stress-inducing scenarios.
Anxiety tends to make people depressed, which is a form of freezing. Individuals tend to separate themselves and attempt to protect themselves from any participation with others, since they can’t discover methods to act successfully (or what they think is successfully) in the day-to-day scenarios they find themselves in.
Stress and anxiety is triggered by stress. Tension can originate from several sources. Normally there is a component where the distressed person is continuously 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 do not match expectations, they will lose their right to the comfort that includes unwinded association with others.
Individuals will take lots of methods to deal with stress and anxiety, and the majority of these techniques amaze normal people. Anxiety is one method. Anxiety attack are another strategy. All kinds of self-soothing strategies that typically get lumped in the category of dependencies are extremely common reactions to anxiety. Other self-soothing strategies like recurring actions or fanatically recurring actions prevail. People often call those repetitive actions obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD.
Some individuals seek to establish control over their environment or other people when they are distressed. They might end up being imperious or violent. They might lose their empathy.
People who can’t control their environment, might try to control themselves. They might starve themselves. They might take amazing threats. They may kill themselves.
There are numerous other reactions to stress and anxiety, however maybe you can start to see why typical people may think of these actions as “losing your mind” because these are not responses most typical individuals think about, or if they do think about them, they usually don’t enable themselves to participate in those activities.
Naturally, I have no idea what “lose your mind” suggests to anybody else or to the individual who published this question. Maybe you imply that an individual behaves in a various way from the majority of people. If that’s what you imply, then yes, anxiety makes you lose your mind. Behaving in a different way from a lot of individuals includes a large range of behavior, and calling that “losing your mind” isn’t extremely useful, it seems to me.
Think of an animal cowering in the corner of a cage. Now imagine the vast number of methods a human might act in an equivalent way, other than there is no cage. In general, individuals will fight what they hesitate of, or run from it, or try not to be noticed. There are many ways to accomplish these objectives. When normal individuals can’t tell that you are continuously frightened– one kind of stress and anxiety– they can’t understand your actions and they tell you have actually lost your mind. If they comprehend the stress you are under and the stress and anxiety you feel, your habits might make a lot more sense. In any case, the biggest issue that causes stress and anxiety is caring about what others think of you, particularly when you can do nothing about what others believe.
There is no chance to enter another person’s mind and alter what they think. However generally people think they have control over what others believe. So they keep attempting to alter other people’s minds until they understand they have no control over anybody else. Then, they either quit trying to alter other people and concentrate on changing themselves, or they stay anxious, and if it gets bad enough for enough time, they might decide the only method to stop the stress and anxiety is to pass away. While that won’t make sense to typical people, if you’ve ever been under that type of tension for enough time, it ends up being quite easily reasonable and isn’t an example of lost mind. It’s just an example of an individual who has no idea what else they can do to make the discomfort stop.