Page 1 of 1 [ 4 posts ] 

Zubifish
Butterfly
Butterfly

Joined: 12 Feb 2019
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Posts: 16

15 Apr 2019, 8:07 pm

Hey all, I was wondering if any of you also experience depressive episodes after a meltdown? I’ve noticed that whenever I have intense meltdown, my mood spirals downward and I feel extremely depressed for the next few hours. I’m uncertain whether or not this is typical after a meltdown.



MrsPeel
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 1 Oct 2017
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Posts: 521
Location: Australia

16 Apr 2019, 4:12 am

Yes, for me the post-meltdown blues can last hours to days.



losingit1973
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

Joined: 29 Mar 2018
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Posts: 53
Location: Livermore, CA

16 Apr 2019, 9:57 am

Same here.


_________________
RAADS-R Score 199
Aspie-Quiz Neurodiverse score: 141/200
Aspie-Quiz Neurotypical score: 70/200
AQ 42


kayell
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

User avatar

Joined: 13 Apr 2019
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Posts: 34

16 Apr 2019, 10:23 am

Yes. Meltdowns* and their association with depression were what pushed me into hunting down answers that ended with autism spectrum. The flood of adrenaline and whatever else hits me during a meltdown also leaves me exhausted, often for days or more.

*I didn't even know what they were, just that sometimes my logical brain would go completely offline and I'd go wildly socially inappropriate. Lizard brain flight/fight. Fear seems to be my main trigger, but lots of things = fear.


_________________
AQ 39
Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 136 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 77 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)