Cognitive behavioral therapy that combines cognitive restructuring, coping skills training, and relaxation training has the most promising results.Unfortunately, many Aspergers adults who experience meltdowns don't seek treatment. Under severe enough stress, any normally calm and collected individual may become “out-of-control” – even to the point of violence.But some individuals experience repeated meltdowns in which tension mounts until there is an explosive release.Meltdown episodes may be preceded or accompanied by: The meltdown is not always directed at others.Aspergers adults who experience meltdowns are also at significantly increased risk of harming themselves, either with intentional injuries or suicide attempts.
(h) "Health-care decision'' shall mean a decision made by an individual or the individual's agent, surrogate or guardian regarding the individual's health care, including: (1) Selection and discharge of health-care providers and institutions; (2) Acceptance or refusal of diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, programs of medication and orders not to resuscitate; (3) Directions to provide, withhold or withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration and all other forms of health care; and (4) Execution of a DMOST form pursuant to Chapter 25A of this title.In both examples, the adult often later feels remorse, regret or embarrassment.Meltdowns, usually lasting 5 to 20 minutes, may occur in clusters or be separated by weeks or months in which the Aspergers adult maintains his/her composure.(e) "Declarant'' shall mean a person who executes an advance health-care directive.(f) "Guardian'' shall mean a judicially appointed guardian or conservator having authority to make health-care decisions for an individual.(i) "Health-care institution'' means an institution, facility or agency licensed, certified or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to provide health care in the ordinary course of business.(j) "Health-care provider'' means an individual licensed, certified or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to provide health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession.(k) "Individual instruction'' means an individual's direction concerning a health-care decision for the individual.() "Life-sustaining procedure'' means: (1) Any medical procedure, treatment or intervention that: a.Artificial nutrition and hydration does not include assisted feeding, such as spoon or bottle feeding.(d) "Capacity'' shall mean an individual's ability to understand the significant benefits, risks and alternatives to proposed health care and to make and communicate a health-care decision.