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panic attacks

  1. S

    Non-Verbal Autistic Panic Experiences

    Hi everyone! I'm posting here on behalf of my brother, who is 27 and autistic non-verbal. Growing up, he always used to get anxious and panic in the car when we stopped at a red traffic light (specifically, the lights that are attached to wires that sway). My mom would count how many seconds...
  2. ariannegarcia

    autism anxiety and alexithymia

    I had a panic attack the other day, and I tried to work through it. I wrote about how I was "feeling" and this is my understanding of my experience <3 I Need A Break: Autism, Anxiety, and Alexithymia
  3. notoriousmeh

    23 year old female, new diagnosis & unrealized social deficits due to previous substance abuse

    Hi all! My name is MB and I am a 23-year-old student in my second year of a Master's in Social Work program (not the status quo, I realize). I began going through the formal process of diagnosis with a psychologist who specializes in Asperger's (or ASD now) after being referred to the...
  4. Coupe

    Feeling like you can't ask for what you want/need?

    Does anyone feel like you can't, or don't even have to right to, stick up for yourself and let people know what you need/want in order to feel comfortable and safe? Whether it was b/c no one ever really helped you learn how, or you tried to when you were growing up and were discouraged from...
  5. Skylar

    Is there any hope for me?

    Hi, a bit of a long story but I was bullied a lot in school, even the kids that didn't bully me still didn't accept me and acknowledged me as weird or strange, I often get weird looks in public and some pretty nasty insults, I try to ignore it. But it's lead to a pathological fear of all people...
  6. J

    Scared to go on first date

    Okay, I think I know what I'm going to do, but I still want some advice and opinions. I had another forum earlier about dating but this one's a little different. Basically, there's this guy I've liked for two years, and we've been good friends for those two years, and we finally decided to go...
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