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Is there a way to stop meltdowns?
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Is there a way to stop meltdowns?

I would be interested to hear if there are any ways of calming down before meltdowns. In the past I got out of hand and had a meltdown which got me arrested, and It's the last thing I would want to happen again. Any tips will be greatly appreciated, thank you
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my son has PDD and taking time alone or stepping out of the stimulus helps him.  So does classical music.  Hope this helps.  He also takes an antidepressant and goes to a counselor.  The counselor is working with him on how to help cope.  Hope this helps.  
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