Persons with Autism are known to have a biological predisposition to depressive disorders. In fact, depression is more common in people with autism than in others. But there are some other factors involved that could bring on or contribute to your depression. The anxiety and related to the awareness that you have autism could be a contributing factor.
According to Skokauskas et al anxiety disorders are the most common co-occurring disorders in people with autism spectrum disorders, followed by depression.
However, your depression and obsessive fear (anxiety) could be con0incident with your mild autism, with various internal and external factors and triggers playing a part. If your depression and anxiety are hampering your day to day work in any way, you may consult a psychiatrist for further course of action.
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