Disruption to routine- Depression in place of meltdown?

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11 Jan 2014, 1:25 pm

Can that happen as sort of a "slow burn" version of a meltdown?

Your routine gets messed with (or things change beyond your control) and a depression sets in?


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11 Jan 2014, 1:44 pm

For me depression can set in after.
But my first reaction is always panic or frustration or fury.



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11 Jan 2014, 2:33 pm

Upset, anger, hitting self on head on really bad days first. If disruptions occur frequently or continue for a long period of time depression will soon set in.



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11 Jan 2014, 10:08 pm

So no depression setting in as an immediate reaction to the change? Some sort of fury has to come first?


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12 Jan 2014, 5:38 pm

Okay, I guess this wasn't something where the dots connected. Least, not for anyone else.

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12 Jan 2014, 6:10 pm

I tend to get depressed in response to things beyond my control. It happens so quietly, I often don't even know that I'm unhappy - I just lose interest in everything, get tired and withdrawn. There's no fury or even upset, in my case; it tends to take me a while to even realise that something is amiss and that's why I'm shutting down.

But I only suspect I might have an ASD, so I don't know how useful this is to you.



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12 Jan 2014, 6:23 pm

That happens to me, especially when I was a kid. If something that I had planned changed or didn't happen, I'd get very upset and feel like crap for the rest of the day.

When I was young, I'd go to my dads on weekends and he'd also pick me up on Wednesdays after school to go eat dinner. One Wednesday when I was around 9, he couldn't pick me up and I spent several hours crying because of it and felt miserable and just shut down the rest of the evening. I was depressed for the rest of the week until I saw him again Friday evening.

I've only had a stereotypical "meltdown" a few times in my life, and I'm more prone to depression and shutting down from situations that would cause meltdowns in others.


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12 Jan 2014, 6:37 pm

I do that sometimes.



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12 Jan 2014, 7:16 pm

Sometimes if enough logic is floating around in my head just before a meltdown, the fury gets turned inwards into deep depression that easily lasts a few hours.



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14 Jan 2014, 12:45 pm

This happens to me too. I get angry or upset and then depression sets in.



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14 Jan 2014, 2:18 pm

After I moved to another country (one of the most radical disruptions to routine I can imagine), I started suffering from depression. Never have (had) meltdowns though.



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29 Mar 2014, 5:37 pm

Sethno wrote:
Can that happen as sort of a "slow burn" version of a meltdown?

Your routine gets messed with (or things change beyond your control) and a depression sets in?


It does for me. When I have no routine or my routine gets messed up I go into depression zone rather than meltdown. I think as I got older things switched from meltdown to depression.


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29 Mar 2014, 6:54 pm

I get upset/angry first, then depressed, then routine is disrupted, or routine is disrupted and then meltdown. It sort of happens at the same time, the meltdown and routine.


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29 Mar 2014, 11:57 pm

Change = anxiety, which morphs quickly into depression. I don't have classic meltdowns. I just get tired, spacey, and miserable.



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30 Mar 2014, 1:33 am

My reaction to an uncontrollable change to my planned sequence of events is usually anger. This anger thinkollowed by more anger as I think of more events in my past and present that make or have made me angry. If I get hungry, this anger is magnified 10x.