Meltdowns – Banging My Head Against the Wall

Yes, I can relate.

Anonymously Autistic

It’s hard to write about meltdowns, they are very difficult to describe. The most frustrating part of having one is the fact that I have very little control over it. In fact while I am having a meltdown it feels as if I have lost control of everything.

I become very much like a child having a tantrum, but the reality is at that point I can no longer think clearly so my cognitive abilities may not be far above that of a child as the episode comes on. I am completely overwhelmed by everything.

Many of my meltdowns are tied to anxiety.

I don’t often bang my head against walls but if I do, it is because I am in a very dark place, sick, or in pain. This is a last resort scenario, when something is too much and I just “need it to stop”.

Not encouraging this…

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2 thoughts on “Meltdowns – Banging My Head Against the Wall

  1. As a woman with bipolar disorder, I have had a history of meltdowns and tantrums. It’s true that my hypomanias and manias were common causes, but I agree with you that anxiety is a major culprit at times too. I guess it’s part of the “fight or flight” tendency.

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