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PDD-NOS, Social Anxiety and Others
Discussion place for other conditions related to the Autism spectrum such as: PDD-NOS, Social Anxiety/Phobia and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.
People with whom I share my diagnosis are usually surprised, 'you seem perfectly normal to me' reactions. But not always. Some people have been honest saying 'that explains why you say strange and unexpected things sometimes,' which I appreciate.
I've lost most of my self-confidence in social situations as a result of this. I'm no longer comfortable around people, even people I know fairly well, except my closest friends. I wonder if I've misread people all this time. I no longer feel assured that my 'pre-programming' of social scenarios is sound and effective. Sort of like back to Square 1! Can anyone...