Anger and frustration in ASD

Posted by: alisrowe, October 4, 2015

It is well known that people with ASD have problems regulating their emotions. One thing that affects me greatly in my day to day living is that, I feel angry often. I feel angry more often than I feel frustrated.

Frustration is probably one of the most common emotions felt by people with ASD. It is easy to understand why. People with ASD may:

  • struggle to conceptualise and disclose how they are feeling to others
  • struggle to recognise their own feelings
  • feel either over or under-stimulated very easily
  • be perfectionists or have a very good eye for detail which others don’t have
  • have logical, linear thought processes and need things to be done a certain way

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