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Most people can experience frustration, stress, or anxiety in everyday life situations. There are people who learn how to cope so well that stress or anxiety has little impact on them. But for others, including individuals with ASD, stress and anxiety can cripple them to varying degrees. Remember, situations that create anxiety in one individual may not for another. What are some common stressors that individuals with ASD might experience? The following examples of common stressors at home and at school are suggested by Dr. Chuck Edington (2010) in his presentation, Emotional Regulation and Anxiety Management in Autism, and from the brochure, “Anxiety Disorders in Children” from the Anxiety Disorder Association of America (ADAA, partial listings):
Unstructured Time: Unstructured time that has no specific rules or activity which creates boundaries or limits can be very challenging.
Sensory issues can be triggered almost any time or anywhere on a daily basis. Whether the individual is experiencing an anxious moment or not, sensory integration challenges can overpower a person’s ability to control him or herself.
Social situations are already challenging for individuals with ASD and can increase anxiety in the moment or even in anticipation of an upcoming event.
Routines: After a day at school where the child was able to maintain body control, listen, complete activities, and appear composed, going home and having even more expectations including typical routines, can increase anxiety and agitation.
A trauma trigger is an experience that causes someone to recall a previous traumatic memory, although the trigger itself need not be frightening or traumatic and can be indirectly or superficially reminiscent of an earlier traumatic incident. Trauma triggers are related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition in which people often cannot control the recurrence of emotional or physical symptoms, or of repressed memory. Triggers can be subtle and difficult to anticipate, and can sometimes exacerbate PTSD. A trauma trigger may also be referred to as a trauma stimulus or a trauma stressor.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: intrepid
AND it means the person actually is ready for combat as a result of negative stimuli ,not angry at a measly,semantic, ARGUMENT.
originally posted by: angeldoll
Good. Now make a thread about the over-use of the word "snowflake".
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
So now the word triggered is a trigger for classical PTSD etc types?
originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: intrepid
"Oh, did my words bruise your soul?"
"Oh, does that mean you're offended?"
"Oh, did my action leave you in distress?"
"Oh, does this leave you with discomfort?"
"Oh, so that's what it looks like to get burned?"
Just throwing out some replacement ideas..