Autistic burnout explained
‘Autistic burnout’ is the intense physical, mental or emotional exhaustion, often accompanied by a loss of skills, that some autistic adults experience. Burnout may especially affect those who are working or going to school with neurotypical people, and can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts.
This article explains what autistic burnout feels like, what might cause it in the workplace, and how people recover from it. It also discusses strategies for preventing burnout, which might be helpful for both autistic people and employers to read.
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