Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the future! (GMT +7 here, probably hours ahead than most of you.) I hope you all are enjoying your holidays
I'm irreligious, but my family is Catholic, so I still celebrate Christmas, at least culturally. Attending mass and family gatherings and all. But I have Asperger/high functioning autism, which makes it total nightmare. So many people and movements and sounds = overwhelming triggers = shutdown. I also have major depressive disorder and my symptoms always worsen around this season due to the stress. To minimise shutdowns, I will myself to shut out external stimuli and escape to my DDs.
To those with depression/anxiety/other mental illnesses, do your symptoms also worsen during holiday season?
Last Edit: Dec 25, 2018 5:45:45 GMT by Kat: Correcting grammatical errors