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Is GAD ( generalized anxiety disorder ) considered in the spectrum?


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No anxiety and autism are 2 very separate things

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No you don’t have to be neurodivergent to have anxiety.

No? Anxiety is not autism. Far from even being remotely related.

No, they are two separate things. However, someone can be diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and also be on the spectrum. If you are concerned that you or someone close to you is showing symptoms, you should make an appointment with a specialist so they can give you a more thorough answer and possibly a diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck!