Emotional Trauma and Autism: The Stockholm Syndrome Dilemma

September 21, 2018

In hindsight, I suppose that the other kids in middle school were looking forward to the last bell of the day, but I absolutely dreaded it. It wasn't just the shrill and inescapable sound that made me nauseous. I watched the clock tick the seconds away and worried about walking through crowded halls.

 

I could handle other students one-on-one but as a collective swarm of bodies, other children morphed into a noisy inhuman amalgam of pu