Thursday, May 5, 2011

On the Verge of Insanity: Stress and Anxiety as the Common Factors

On the Verge of Insanity: Stress and Anxiety as the Common Factors

Where do you draw the fine line between sanity and insanity? For those versed in the knowledge of modern psychology and psychiatry, they know and will be able to identify the thousands of forms insanity can take up on a person. Some of the forms of insanity are quite easy to distinguish and are only temporary such as depression. There are other forms that require longer time and effort for a person to work through to be able to be cured such as social anxiety. Recent studies show that there might be a common trigger aspect that brings about insanity to a person. The important question here is, what is that trigger aspect that eventually compromises the stability of an individual's mental function?

Thorough research and experiments conclude that stress and anxiety are two of the major causes of insanity. Severe amount or constant existence of stress and anxiety in a person's life can cause that person to go to his or her breaking point leading to insanity. This does not normally happen overnight. Most people have a certain level of resistance to such pressure of stress and anxiety that allows them to keep their sanity intact. Nevertheless, constant pressure and sudden severe level of stress and anxiety can cause the resistance to break, resulting in emotional imbalance and insanity attack. Not all people tend to go insane when faced with stress and anxiety, though some may just consider it a bad day while others may even have the opposite effect of insanity. It all depends in the characteristic and background of a person.

Aside from stress and anxiety, intense emotion can also lead to insanity. An individual's emotional state is said to be closely knit to mental health. It is common knowledge and based on observation as well that people will do a lot of things they would not normally do just because of intense emotion. Heavy emotional trauma can even affect a person's mentality permanently that is why some people seek help in therapy. It is important to note that emotions only augment the effects of stress and anxiety and is not considered a factor in itself.A combination of stress and anxiety and other emotional factors results to trauma. Trauma is another trigger point driving people on the verge of insanity. This can lead to permanent disturbance on a person's mental health. Among other causes of insanity, the psyche plays a larger role in trauma. This explain why certain traumatic events experienced later on in life do not have the same effect as similar events encountered during the childhood phase.

In conclusion, the line between sanity and insanity cannot be generalized and is often based upon each individual. Just remember: One Person's Sanity is Another Person's Insanity.Lisa Ekanger Your Hometown Realtor!

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