Distinct Autism-specific form of Anxiety - and Amygdala Size

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04 May 2021, 6:15 am

https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/anxie ... fferences/

People who experience an autism-specific form of anxiety also tend to have an unusually small amygdala, a brain region associated with emotion processing and fear, according to a new unpublished study. The finding supports the theory that some autistic people have a distinct form of anxiety, the researchers say.

Not sure if this is the right place to post this but I thought it was interesting.
(Personally I've been having some issues with an atypical form of anxiety and suspected it was related to autism - but couldn't find much information on the link).


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04 May 2021, 7:11 am

Thank you for sharing the link, will check it out.

May be beneficial to many people.

All the best