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Depression, or autistic burnout?

When we run out of spoons and can’t replenish them. When every day is struggling to function, wading through dread.

Depression, or autistic burnout? GPs recognise this as depression, as it ticks all the boxes.

I thought I could distinguish between the two following my autism diagnosis, but following a tragic sudden death in my family the distinction has become blurred for me.

This interview helps explain autistic (or neurodivergent) burnout:


Author: Charlie Hart

Late-diagnosed autistic working mum, attempting to write an amusing semi-autobiographical novel with a twist.

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