Are Cognitive Distortions (All or Nothing Thinking, Shoulds, etc) common for teens on the spectrum? I have a 14 YO who thinks he is a failure if he is not the best at something. I wonder if the distortions should be addressed first with CBT or low vagal tone with relaxation techniques. He cannot seems to tolerate the relaxation stuff because they are too slow/boring therefore makes him more anxious. He said he would rather suffer with the anxiety than get bored with relaxation.

Posted by Lyn at 2023-05-08 19:17:50 UTC