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nervous breakdown

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
a period of mental illness, usually without a physical cause, that results in anxiety, difficulty in sleeping and thinking clearly, a loss of confidence and hope, and a feeling of great sadness: He suffered a nervous breakdown in his twenties.
Translations of “nervous breakdown”
in Chinese (Traditional) 神經失常, 神經衰弱…
in Russian нервный срыв…
in Turkish sinir krizi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 神经失常, 神经衰弱…
in Polish załamanie nerwowe…
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