According to the NHS Choices website
‘Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting an exam or having a medical test or job interview.’
However research shows that many people with autism are more anxious than other people.
Joe Powell explains some of anxieties he faces every day.
Sometimes the anxiety is caused by having to deal with other people.
Sometimes the anxiety can be made worse by specific things, such as a stranger entering the room.
There are a number of different treatments which can help including:
Whatever method you chose to reduce your anxiety, it is crucial to identify the cause. That way you can tackle it more effectively.
Please see the Advanced version of this page for more information about this issue, including relevant research studies and interventions which may help.
Last Updated : 20/04/2013 Back to Top