Here Are 11 Ways To Start Conquering Medical Phobia

How To Begin Your Journey

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” –Nelson Mandela There are those among us who avoid doctors because we hate clinics.  Or those of us who would rather get sick than deal with getting injections.  Or maybe you have an upcoming surgery you’ve put off […]

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What Everyone Should Know About Treatment Anxiety

Why You Need To Know About Medical Phobia

Do you fear hospitals, doctors, and/or medical procedures? Here’s what one of our Thrive with Autism/Aspergers community members said one day: “Hi guys. I have to get surgery Tuesday for my foot (running injury) and I’m anxious. Any tips? I hate blood draws and IVs. Mostly I just don’t know how surgery really works, like […]

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Discover These Summertime Kids Activities

As the final school bell rings to signal the beginning of summer vacation, kids say goodbye to assignments, homework and class routines and begin to relish the long days of freedom. For children on the autism spectrum, however, that final bell marks the end of comforting routine that clearly and cleanly outlined the schedule of […]

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Overcoming Anxiety and Depression On The Autism Spectrum

An Interview with Dr. Lee Wilkinson, PhD

I recently wrote about the importance of suicide prevention for autistics and Aspergians. In addition to being at risk for suicidal thinking, many autistics and Aspergians deal with anxiety and depression. That’s why I recently interviewed Dr. Lee Wilkinson, author of Overcoming Anxiety and Depression On The Autism Spectrum: A Self-Help Guide Using CBT. Dr. Wilkinson […]

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8 Things You Need To Know About Suicide Prevention

And Thoughts From People Like You

Gus Hardy, an autistic author, shared his story about another autistic friend from high school: I talked a year ago with an old friend from high school who shares my disorder but not my belief. My friend had attempted suicide, reasoning that “I’m not contributing anything to the world, and since we’re all screwing up […]

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