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How Burnout Impacts My Autism

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I’ve gone through many autistic burnouts in my life. I often didn’t even realize what they were till I was in the middle of one.

Many late-diagnosed autistics don’t get diagnosed until they go through a severe autistic burnout. According to AWN Network, autistic burnout is an intense physical, mental, or emotional exhaustion that can sometimes result in a loss of a skill or can cause regression.

This type of burnout can happen after an accumulation of years of trying to appear “normal” and navigate a world designed for neurotypical people.

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