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When Autism and Anxiety Leave Me Constantly Wondering, 'What If?'

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Do you remember the scene from “Avengers: Infinity War” when Doctor Strange looks at every possible outcome? That is what my life is like.

There is just a constant string of anxious thought, worrying about every possible consequence of an action, or inaction. The National Autistic Society website says: The article says that although anxiety is not a diagnostic criterion for autism spectrum disorder, it is very common.

I refer to it as the Sword of Damocles syndrome. I’m constantly thinking something bad is going to happen, so I have to think out every possible scenario, and if it involves interaction with others, I’m also rehearsing what I am going to say in response to each situation.

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