View past chats on this topic here: November 2, 2015, January 7, 2018, June 30, 2019, and October 24, 2021.

Burnout is when “the demands of life exceed a person’s resources” and they temporarily lose skills or coping abilities. This can include increased difficulty with masking (hiding autistic or neurodivergent traits). #AutChat https://web.archive.org/web/20110315102625/http:/www.autistics.org/library/more-autistic.html


Q1: Have you had experience with burnout? At what age(s)? #AutChat

Q2: Were there particular triggers for your burnout? (feel free to share as much or as little as you’re comfortable with) #AutChat

Q3: Were there signs or symptoms that indicated you were entering a period of burnout? #AutChat

Q4: What have you found helpful with coping during burnout, or with recovery (if anything)? #AutChat

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