Breaking Point: The Factors Behind Insanity

What can drive someone out of madness? Of course, madness is something that is usually understood (or misunderstood) and usually brings some stigma in popular consciousness. If you believe in modern psychology and psychiatry, there are literally thousands of forms of madness that one can develop for a lifetime. Some, such as depression, are temporary, while others, such as social anxiety, require more work to be able to cope. However, there seems to be some resemblance to what actually leads to most of the forms of insanity that people are going through. Which raises the question: is there a common, basic trigger that compromises the stability of man’s mental health?

Things like stress and anxiety are often cited as most of the common (and some unusual) mental health problems are triggered by either. Prolonged exposure to stress can ultimately push someone out of their “break point”, and then the form of madness is affected by external factors. This is often a long and tense process because most people have some degree of resistance to such things, allowing them at least to survive in the stressful period when their sanity is intact. In addition, the process may not even lead to madness, with most of the population serving as evidence of this theory. Prolonged stress can affect people’s behavior and prospects, but it is also known that several other factors may increase or decrease the impact of this. In some cases, stress and anxiety may even have the opposite effect, depending on the person’s personal vision.

It is also said that emotions play a critical role in driving or pushing people into insanity, as feelings are so closely related to mental health. The emotional state of man can often be a reflection of the relative state of man’s psychic stability, but can also become an irritant common sense effect. There is no doubt that emotions can disturb and influence human thought processes and make them do things they would not normally do. It has also been noted that extremely emotional situations and severe emotional trauma can permanently affect a person’s consciousness, often leading to a condition that requires treatment to be overcome. However, it is quite controversial that emotions only increase the effects of stress and pressure, not the very factor.

Trauma is also often cited as drastic consequences for a person’s common sense, especially if it occurred during the formative years. The ultimate psychological and emotional impact that trauma victims have to endure may often force some of them to undergo a last point that has lasting effects on their mental health. However, it should be noted that trauma tends to be little more than a combination of stressful and emotional factors, usually mixed with extreme circumstances. The vulnerability of man’s psyche plays a greater role than other potential causes of insanity, which explains why the trauma encountered later in life does not have the same general effect as similar events occurring during childhood.

After all, madness is something that, like common sense, needs to be defined individually. What is normal for a person in a society can not be considered as such by a different person in the same society. Madness is a matter of context in this case, which is the assumption that some psychological texts make.