ASD and catastrophisng

I’m more than a little prone to catastrophising. Until today I had never thought of it in relation to autism.
A post on another forum mentioned it as being an ‘autism characteristic’ .

I have done this since I was a child. I am unable to control it. My parents have always called me worst case scenario

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Things seldom turn out as badly as expected for me . Does that knowledge kick in the next time round? No! I’m into catastrophising mode all over again .

Woah…I am not on the autism spectrum but I experience this frequently.

I have no doubt it can happen outside of autism, but happens frequently enough in autism to merit a page about it .

I also quickly see how things could go very wrong. But I lately try to worry less.

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