In fact, I found that paper I wanted; the PDF was available via ResearchGate. Its authors flat-out state, “It may be assumed that individuals with ASD experience unique sources of stress that are potentially traumatic, compared to the general population.” They suggest potential underlying mechanisms might be similiar, in that both conditions include issues with functional connectivity and dysregulation in various parts of the brain. It occured to me only this morning that the idea of autistic PTSD—by which I don’t mean merely experiencing PTSD while autistic but PTSD caused by being autistic—in fact might factor into the entire, mostly-unresearched question of autistic burnout.


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