“Can a breakup cause mental illness?”
I am a 28 year old female. I want to know if a breakup can cause mental illness?
Laeeq Tahir Psychiatrist Moncton, NB
The breakup does essentially cause stress and may worsen the mental illness ,but it has not been an established cause of creating a mental illness. However, if someone is already vulnerable to develop mental illness it may become one of the contributing factor. This kind of situation usually is diagnosed as Adjustment disorder.
Robert James Spensley Psychiatrist Fair Oaks, California
It can certainly lead to depression, anxiety, or panic attacks.
Ejine Okoroafor Psychiatrist Las Vegas, NV
We are all affected differently by stress and can develop anxiety or mood disorder in the same circumstance. Best to liaise with a mental health provider for appropriate evaluation