Mood dysregulation

View past chats on this topic: November 26, 2017, September 15, 2019, and April 3, 2022.

Today’s #autchat is on mood dysregulation: Intense emotional responses to situations, and difficulty managing those responses.

Autistic and similarly neurodivergent people can have difficulty with mood regulation. This can also be due to co-occurring mood or personality disorders. You can answer about those too. #AutChat

Q1: Do you ever have difficulty with mood dysregulation—intense emotional responses and/or difficulty managing them?

If so, in what kinds of situations? #AutChat

Q2: Do other people ever think your emotional reaction is too intense when you think it’s an appropriate response? #AutChat

Q3: Do you ever have difficulty telling whether a strong emotional response is reasonable (or helpful) for the current situation?  If so, how do you try to figure it out? #AutChat

Q4: What helps you regulate strong negative emotional reactions (prevent them, calm down after having them, etc)? Do you ever need to regulate positive emotional responses? #AutChat

Questions for this chat were written by @theoriesofminds with suggestions from @endeverstar.

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