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What happens when you talk to people?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by David88, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. David88

    David88 Member

    Jul 21, 2015
    When I try to talk to people, my throat gets very dry and I find it almost impossible to talk or say something.

    When I talk to myself (not conversations, just you know when you'll say stuff to yourself) I sound fine.

    Who could I see about this, or is there a way to help myself get better?
  2. Beverly

    Beverly Euthanasia Redux V.I.P Member

    Jun 24, 2015
    I'm no expert but that sounds like social anxiety. it isn't uncommon and, a therapist, counselor or, psychologist would be the one to help you.

    Doing it yourself may prove too much for you, you may need professional help if you can't make yourself talk to people and relax while doing it. Practice might make perfect but, if you can't handle the practice alone, then you probably need professional help.
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  3. epath13

    epath13 the Fool.The Magician.The... V.I.P Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    I feel as if I am a machine (well... I don't really know how a machine "feels" :) but I can imagine :) ) I see the thought building process in my mind. When I am too tired and overwhelmed I reach into my "emergency box" and take whatever I think is suitable. Sometimes I feel bad about being so generic, especially when at those moments people expect me to listen or participate. My responses don't equal amount of empathy I may experience, sometimes they are just responses. I think everybody functions like that but most don't notice the "mechanics". For me those "mechanics" are important because I have to see how my thoughts are forming to make sense out of communication.