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Meltdowns in Adults with Aspergers & High- Functioning Autism. The answer is ‘yes’ – but the adult’s meltdown- behavior looks a bit different than a child’s.
Under severe enough stress, any normally calm and collected individual may become “out- of- control” – even to the point of violence. But some individuals experience repeated meltdowns in which tension mounts until there is an explosive release. The adult version of a meltdown may include any of the following (just to name a few): aggressive behavior in which the individual reacts grossly out of proportion to the circumstanceangry outbursts that involve throwing or breaking objects banging your head crying domestic abusepacing back and forth quitting your jobroad ragetalking to yourself threatening otherswalking out on your spouse or partneryelling and screaming.
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On the mild end of the continuum, the adult in meltdown may simply say some things that are overly critical and disrespectful, thus ultimately destroying the relationship with the other party (or parties) in many cases. On the more extreme end of the continuum, the adult in meltdown may attack others and their possessions, causing bodily injury and property damage. In both examples, the adult often later feels remorse, regret or embarrassment. Meltdowns, usually lasting 5 to 2. Aspergers adult maintains his/her composure.
Meltdown episodes may be preceded or accompanied by: Chest tightness. Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head. Increased energy. Irritability. Palpitations.
Paranoia. Rage. Tingling. Tremors. A number of factors increase the likelihood of experiencing a meltdown: A history of physical abuse or bullying: “Aspies” who were abused as kids have an increased risk for frequent meltdowns as adults. A history of substance abuse: Aspies who abuse drugs or alcohol have an increased risk for frequent meltdowns.
Age: Meltdowns are most common in Aspies in their late teens to mid 2. Being male: Aspergers men are far more likely to meltdown than women. Having another mental health problem: Aspies with other mental illnesses (e. The meltdown is not always directed at others. Aspergers adults who experience meltdowns are also at significantly increased risk of harming themselves, either with intentional injuries or suicide attempts. Those who are also addicted to drugs or alcohol have a greatest risk of harming themselves. Aspergers adults who experience meltdowns are often perceived by others as “always being angry.” Other complications may include job loss, school suspension, divorce, auto accidents, and even incarceration.
If you're concerned because you're having repeated meltdowns, talk with your doctor or make an appointment with someone who specializes in treating adults on the spectrum (e. Here's how to prepare for an appointment with a professional: Make a list of all medications as well as any vitamins or supplements that you're taking. Write down any symptoms you're experiencing, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for which you scheduled the appointment. Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes. Write down questions to ask your doctor.
Preparing a list of questions can help you make sure you cover everything that's important to you. Don't hesitate to ask questions during your appointment at any time that you don't understand something. There's no one treatment that's best for Aspergers adults who experience meltdowns. Treatment generally includes medication and individual or group therapy. Individual or group therapy sessions can be very helpful. A commonly used type of therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, helps Aspergers adults identify which situations or behaviors may trigger a meltdown.
In addition, this type of therapy teaches Aspies how to manage their anger and control their typically inappropriate response using relaxation techniques. Cognitive behavioral therapy that combines cognitive restructuring, coping skills training, and relaxation training has the most promising results.
Unfortunately, many Aspergers adults who experience meltdowns don't seek treatment. If you're involved in a relationship with an Aspie, it's important that you take steps to protect yourself and your kids. Any emotional and/or physical abuse that may be occurring is not your fault. If you see that a situation is escalating, and you suspect your partner may be on the verge of a meltdown, try to safely remove yourself and your kids from the area. Living With Aspergers: Help for Couples.
Suitable Careers for Adults with Aspergers"Are there some careers that people with Aspergers Syndrome do well in compared to others? My son (high functioning) will graduate from high school in a few weeks, and I am feeling a bit concerned about his future.
His one and only interest currently is computers."Because adults with Aspergers (High- Functioning Autism) have normal to high intelligence, they often go into some very interesting and lucrative careers when they get older. In many cases, the field they enter is related to one or more of those things they were fixated on as a child.
For example, if an Aspergers child has a fixation on the weather, he or she can think about a career in meteorology. Other careers include working in the music industry. Aspergers individuals often develop striking musical abilities and can then work in this field as a later career. Careers involving mathematics or science are also common in Aspergers.
This can include becoming an accountant, working in economics or scientific research, working as a university professor or other mathematical or scientific area. Often, the interest in math and science are natural gifts for these children, and the transition from avocation to vocation is usually a seamless one. Careers in writing are not uncommon for Aspergers individuals. Writing is a solitary task, and often times, the Aspergers individual can learn to use words on a page to create books, articles and other material that overcomes their natural need to think in pictures. Usually, the process of exploring careers needs to be done sooner for Aspies than with other individuals.
Talking with guidance and career counselors is a good idea in order to explore possible options. Tours of different careers or shadowing a scientist or mathematician may help the Aspergers adolescent to get an idea of which type of career would be the best for him/her. Older Aspergers teens should be doing plenty of reading about careers and jobs specific to those with Aspergers. Two books, Aspergers Syndrome Employment Workbook: An Employment Workbook for Adults with Aspergers Syndrome (paperback) and Employment for Individuals with Aspergers Syndrome and Non- Verbal Learning Disability by Yvona Fast are available in some bookstores or at www.
There are plenty of ideas as to how to begin searching for an appropriate career in these publications. There is nothing to limit a young person to just the areas listed above. Many Aspies have found success in other areas of employment.
Pay attention to your child’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as the interests he/she exhibits. The Aspergers Comprehensive Handbook COMMENTS: • Anonymous said.. As Jon Willis said. His was computers as well and he has done that and managed to build onto it. Go with the flow while building up experience and courage to step out a little bit more. Aspies can do and will achieve.
Mary Camp- Autism. Have you read this ?• Anonymous said.. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerburg are a part if an initiative to get high schools to start teaching code, which is something that a lot of aspergers kids really understand!
Computers are a great career track for anyone!• Anonymous said.. Contact the school. Does he have an IEP?
If so, they can refer to voc rehab for transitional services. My daughter has ASD. She is very bright but could not cope in some classrooms & has IEP even with A's & B's. Every state has a Voc Rehab. They will be a job coach for him so he can test different jobs or they will offer college support. Both in effort to prepare him for the work force. Its a fed gvt program funnelled down to the states.
Ultimately its an effort to rehab folks with disabilities so they can earn a living and not spend life on ssi/ssd• Anonymous said.. Fantasy Story For Young Adults there. Have you watched the documentary on John Robinson,?• Anonymous said.. I am quite sure that there are specialists in this area who assess those with ASD to assist in working out their strengths for this purpose!• Anonymous said.. I know that is covered in the adult assessment here in Australia. Not sure about other places though. I wish you and your son all the best!!• Anonymous said..
It has long been suggested that Bill Gates is an aspie. Computers will be enough if he decides to go that route.• Anonymous said.. I've found that "growing up" is subjective, and often times, over rated. I don't think of it as moving out of my comfort zone, rather extending it into other areas.• Anonymous said.. Many tech careers, engineering, art for some, a lot of aspie symptoms improve or refine with age and the aspie gifts start- a- shinin'• Anonymous said..
My husband has Aspergers and he works in IT. He doesn't talk on the phone but in these times of smart phones he can be contacted pretty much anytime anywhere by email.
It took him a long time to find a workplace in which he felt comfortable but I think that's the case for many people Aspergers or not!• Anonymous said..
Child Behavior. I know this original post is old, but I thought I would add my two cents. I just want to let everyone know that I was just like all of your kids. I had all the issues you're listing here. And I did exceptionally well in school. I am now 3. 4. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 2. I was on mood stabilizers for a while (I stopped taking them when I started trying to have a child. I am now 5 months pregnant.) Now I think about my unborn baby, and I know now what my parents didn't: that these symptoms manifest very early in life. I know to be aware and watchful of these, and not do what my parents did. Back in the early 8. It was the worst in my teenage years and my early twenties. During my depressive periods, I was brushed off by my parents for just being "dramatic". They enjoyed my manic periods, because I was funny and entertaining. It never occurred to them that I was anything but a normal kid/teenager/young adult.
I learned just how "off" I'd always been when I started taking the medication (the one that I eventually stayed with was Lamictal). For the first time in my entire life, I felt normal, in control of my emotions. I wish more was understood about manic depressive children when I was a child. It might have saved me a lot of heartache (not the mention all the drugs I took in my youth. I now understand that I was desperately attempting to self- medicate.). I found this thread by doing a google search for my own behavior issues as a child. I was astonished to see all of you describe me and my behavior to a T. So get your children to a psychiatrist! Mood stabilizers are not like anti- depressants or anti- anxiety medications. They don't alter your personality at all. They're mild. They just make it easier to regulate your emotions, and remain on an even keel. They're the same things as anti- convulsants; medication they give to people with epilepsy, to control seizures. My sister, who has epilepsy, has been on them since she was 3 years old. Fever After Tetanus Shot Adults.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know what your children may be going through. I hope I helped. For the record, I have been with my husband for 8 years, have been working for the same company for 1.
I participate in a team sport, I have hobbies, I have a lot of friends. I have a very stable life. So it's not too serious, and they can become well- adjusted, happy adults. Just try to get them the help they need.
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Introduction: Most children have occasional tantrums or meltdowns. They may sometimes lash out if they’re frustrated.
Or they may be defiant if asked to do something they don’t want to do. But when kids do these things repeatedly, or can’t control their tempers a lot of the time, it may be more than typical behavior. We all become angry at times.
Anger is a natural human emotion, one of many responses we can express when we are frustrated and prevented from reaching our goals. Since anger is a universal emotion, it seems logical to conclude that there is nothing wrong with feeling angry. The problem occurs when anger leads to inappropriate actions or behavior. The problem, then, is not being angry but dealing with angry feelings in an ineffective way. Childhood experiences as well as inborn temperament powerfully influence the way parents express anger and teach their children to manage anger. How do you respond when you're angry? Do you become cynical or overreact?
Do you yell? Do you hit your children? How did your parents respond to you when you were angry as a child? Did they punish you?
Did they shame or blame you? Do you have a tough time dealing with anger because your parents didn't know how to deal with it? We choose to view anger as a signal, an indication to the individual that a goal or outcome is being blocked and that frustration is building. How children — or adults, for that matter — learn to respond to this signal will determine ultimately whether they manage anger or anger manages them. In response to anger, some blame others as the source of their problems. They use anger as fuel to drive and justify what they view as a necessary response.
Yet anger is best viewed as a signal to take action rather than a sign of being treated unfairly. What Role Does Anger Play in Everyday Life?
Anger begins as an emotion of varying intensity. It can be experienced as a mild irritation or as unbearable frustration.
At the extreme end, particularly for children who are impulsive or inflexible, anger often leads to intense fury and rage. As with other emotions, anger is accompanied by physical and biological changes in the body. Heart rate and blood pressure increase. Levels of certain hormones, such as adrenaline, increase, leading to other physical changes in the body.
Some researchers have suggested that aggression in response to anger may be instinctual. They believe that anger may be a natural, adaptive response to stress, allowing people to respond to a perceived threat and defend themselves. Therefore, a certain amount of anger is likely necessary for survival, even in our complex, civilized society. But when defense occurs in the absence of true provocation, anger becomes a liability. It also becomes a liability when we react verbally or physically in an extreme way to angry feelings, when children are unable to modulate anger, or when problems occur at home, on the playground, and in the classroom.
Causes: When children continue to have regular emotional outbursts, it’s usually a symptom of distress. The first step is understanding what’s triggering your child’s behavior. There are many possible underlying causes, including: ADHD: Many children with ADHD, especially those who experience impulsivity and hyperactivity, have trouble controlling their behavior. They may find it very hard to comply with instructions or switch from one activity to another. That makes them appear defiant and angry.
More than 5. 0 percent of kids with ADHD also exhibit defiance and emotional outbursts. Their inability to focus and complete tasks can also lead to tantrums, arguing, and power struggles. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve been diagnosed with ADHD. In fact, ADHD is sometimes overlooked in kids who have a history of severe aggression because there are so many bigger issues.
Read more about the connection between ADHD and aggression.)Anxiety: Children who seem angry and defiant often have severe, and unrecognized, anxiety. If your child has anxiety, especially if he’s hiding it, he may have a hard time coping with situations that cause him distress. He may lash out when demands at school, for instance, put pressure on him that he can’t handle. In an anxiety- inducing situation, your child’s “fight or flight” instinct may take hold.