I’ve been toying with several idea of what D could be for, depression, death, Disney. Dreams and dyspraxia so perhaps I’ll come to the other four at a later time. But for now, I’m going to focus on depression in relation to Asperger syndrome.
Reading several other blogs and advice forums over the last few week there seems to be a common relation between as / Autism and depression. I myself sometimes have periods of becoming 'depressed', usually when I’ve been on my own for a long period of time and during these periods I 'skim' and don’t eat and become very agitated usually only resolved by going to bed and sleeping it off. The world of health defines depression as Depression is a common mental disorder that presents with depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, low energy, and poor concentration.
Overall because aspies can’t nesacarily interpret emotions fully; coupled with social and communication difficulties, depression can occur. In my personal knowledge gained through nursing I would question whether my bad mood contribute to depression or are simply a bad mood or even what’s commonly known as a 'meltdown' which I otherwise don’t have. I think that over the years I’ve become more aware of getting into this emotional state and learnt ways in which I can prevent it from progressing further, such as watching fave TV shows, doing some cross stitch or even skimming can prevent my mood getting worst. Also removing myself from the thing that’s caused the upset or finding a way to work around it can also prevent the progress. However this is not always successful and I would properly say I get 'depressed' about once a month or so