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We have tried – we have explained why people say Please and Thank You (to show gratitude and appreciation!), we have explained why people ask personal questions (to connect!!), but it literally somehow triggers her and sends her into some sort of spiral. That is what makes me think it is anxiety-related. My own therapist believes it is social anxiety and so does her psychiatrist. SIGHHHHHHHHHHHHH. We had a lengthy discussion about it last night but got nowhere. She just shut down. I just have NO idea how to proceed except I guess she will learn the hard way when no one wants to be friends with her???
At least at school she seems to do OK! She doesn’t resist teachers asking her questions, as they are generally not personal. but other kids can be an issue :/