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Burnout Vs Depression



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Autistic Burnout (I didn't coin the phrase) but fuck it


*This is an excerpt from a vocal article to be published later but I really wanted you all to get a glimpse at it now*


Somewhere between over-sharing and watch me never talk again in this bihh.

I posted on my Instagram story that I would write this elaborate article on Autistic Burnout and Clinical Depression— I even had this whole plan of titling it that.

A desperate cry, not for help, but to echo off of enough people to feel I have a proper frame of reference.

Look I’m pretty good at penning poetry but talking about the real stuff is— harder.

But I’ll try my best

The reason this article didn’t get written last week when I announced it, is the exact thing I’ll be talking about here today.

Burnout is a suhnavabish, obviously.

Burnout symptoms can include but are certainly not limited to:

  • Sense of failure and self-doubt.

  • Feeling helpless, trapped, and defeated.

  • Detachment, feeling alone in the world.

  • Loss of motivation.

  • Increasingly cynical and negative outlook.

  • Decreased satisfaction and sense of accomplishment.

  • Feeling exhausted

These symptoms can often mask or exist alongside depression symptoms. That being said, anxiety and depression exist in high comorbidity in the autism community.

Autism is a spectrum so I can’t and honestly wouldn’t even want to try and speak for others— I just want to hopefully inspire a discussion in talking about my perspective.

Maybe it’ll mean something