Some people with autism do not realise that they have chronic anxiety as they have either not noticed or recognised the symptoms as anxiety. This seems to be because the anxiety and accompanying symptoms have existed as long as the person can remember, so it feels as if it this is just their ‘normal state of being’.

Source: Purkis, Yenn. The Guide to Good Mental Health on the Autism Spectrum (p. 41). Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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