Social Anxiety in Autistic People

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Autism is such a state of mind where people fear to express even the slightest of their feelings. But when it comes to the adult males suffering with autism, their insights are never considered by others. Though both , males and females with autism suffer social anxiety but at times, this happens more in adult males.

When they feel left out from the social circles and outings due to their autistic behaviour, they happen to accumulate more of anxiety and rage.

In researches, it is found that in comparison with healthy controls, behavioural avoidance and social anxiety is shown to increase by age among children and adolescents with autism. This happens many at times because of the same surrounding behaviours and same inacceptance. Present studies also indicate that social avoidance and social anxiety will continue into adulthood, and age will not influence the level of social anxiety in adult ASD. So we can conclude that yes, it depends upon how one autistic person is dealing with the illness but in mostly cases, individuals with Autism are likely to suffer from social anxiety, which to a large extent may contribute to the social avoidance typically seen in this population. Males are more prone to social dilemmas in comparison to women because of which they suffer more anxiousness and at times their autism illness is increased. All this ends in making autistic males more helpless and paranoid to overcome their problem.

Children and teens with autism, in general, will have a much harder time self-reporting their anxious symptoms, many of which may only occur internally (i.e., consistent worry). These limitations make it difficult for individuals with autism to be diagnosed because of the difficulties with self-report. There are some who argue that we may need to develop different ways of measuring anxiety in individuals with autism. For example, a better way to possibly assess levels of anxiety is to interview adults that interact on a regular basis with the individual. However, reports from adults are not necessarily consistent. Therefore, the effect is reflected with the increase in age and thus, the problem accumulates.
As we always say, the parents and our friends who are constantly with us play a very significant role. They should be them to curb out easy solutions to walk upon so as to put an end to their social anxiety and finally to their illness. They should be made more confident about themselves. Hope so you help around and spread happiness.

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