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The meltdown is one way autistic people experience the general adaptation syndrome, which is the human body’s normal way of resisting harmful or apparently harmful stressors in its environment. Some autistic people report that they feel things too much, but they have trouble expressing those emotions in a way that others can understand. According to psychologists, autistic people can also have trouble recognizing their own feelings, and they may not realize that a strong emotion like anger is building up inside of them. Those feelings can build until they cause an outburst. If your or your child’s meltdowns are often brought on in areas with lots of movement, sound, light, smell or touch, then it could be brought on by sensory overload. Occupational therapy can help increase tolerance of strong sensory input.
Autistic writer Cynthia Kim describes meltdowns in detail in her article “Anatomy of a Meltdown. Parents may benefit from reading this article. Meltdowns can be triggered by anxiety, anger, frustration, overload, or fear. The autistic person feels like they can no longer control anything, and may burst into tears, scream, or self-harm.
Meltdowns are driven by psychological pain. The autistic person does not enjoy melting down, and hates making a scene so treating it with contempt will only make it worse. Authors Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick, who wrote Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns use the phrase “rage cycle” to describe what happens when an autistic person becomes angry. Rumbling: Nearby people can tell that something is wrong, and is about to blow. This corresponds to the alarm phase of the general adaptation syndrome, where the child consciously or sub-consciously recognizes a threat, but does not yet fight or flee. Rage: The autistic person loses control.