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What My 'Quiet Meltdowns' Look Like as a Neurodivergent Adult

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I have meltdowns, but until recently, I didn’t know that was what they were. I do not have a diagnosis of autism, or at least not an official one (common for adult Autistic women; depression, anxiety, and sometimes ADHD is often diagnosed before autism because it often presents in a way that is different than stereotypical “boy” presentation).

I bring up autism because this is what is most typically associated with meltdowns. That being said, serious (and sometimes quiet or even silent, elusive, sneaky) meltdowns can occur in individuals with other neurodivergent conditions, especially those that have mental illness too.

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