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Anxiety – I See Autistic People

Category: Anxiety

Jodie Marsh: Bullied – Channel 5

I watched Jodie Marsh’s new 2 part TV program Jodie Marsh: Bullied on Channel 5 in the UK last night. We saw the subject of bullying from the victim’s point of view – as you would expect. But towards the end of the first episode, Jodie also talks to a reformed bully and addresses why […]

Panic Attacks – ASD Symptom

Panic attacks are common with people on the Autistic Spectrum who have anxiety. They can affect people differently. People can have very obvious signs, such as palpitations, hyperventilating, or skin reactions. Others have increased heart rate and breathing. I tend to have rapid breathing, and there never seems to be enough oxygen in the air. […]

Devout Animal Lovers – ASD Symptom

The bonds between autistic children and pets can be very strong. This is believed to be because sensory issues are common among autistic kids, and stroking an animal’s fur provides sensory stimulation and has a calming effect. Animals also easily hold their attention. This is why dogs and horses are often used in specially designed […]

Being Argumentative – ASD Symptom

Being regularly argumentative is a big sign that a person could have high functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and Aspergers in particular. I think it comes from a need to be heard and taken seriously, as well as often having to have the last word. The latter being of course to do with ego and insecurity. […]

Stress Related Illness – ASD Symptoms

Many people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder are also affected by other stress-related physical illnesses. While ASD might not be directly responsible for the stress, its effect can lead to stress, through one of the many avenues that a person with ASD will take. For example; shyness, embarrassment, inconfidence, nervousness, communication problems, social issues, peer pressure, […]

Irritable – ASD Symptom

Being irritable is known by most people to be a result of tiredness. Many parents know it to be a result of tiredness, hunger, pain, discomfort, illness, not getting his or her own way, etc. But when a person is also on the Autistic Spectrum, those niggling causes often produce much more intense irritability. A […]