The Autism Spectrum and Depression
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|Format:||Paperback, 224 pages|
For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the stresses of coping with a world that seems alien to them can often lead to depression. Written specifically for adults with ASD, this ground-breaking book offers accessible and sensitive advice on how to manage depression and make positive steps towards recovery. Nick Dubin shares his own experiences of depression including how he has dealt with it, and everything from initial feelings of anger and frustration to medication, cognitive behavioural therapy and overcoming 'the dark night of the soul'. It explores the aspects of everyday life that can cause people with ASD to feel low, explains how this can escalate and looks at ways in which depression can be prevented. With a chapter on suicide and interviews with his parents, the book provides real, practical solutions to a problem that is often overlooked.
Table of Contents
Foreword.; Introduction.; 1. The Relationship between Asperger's and Depression.; 2. Defining Depression.; 3. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.; 4. The Dark Night of the Soul.; 5. Suicide is the Forever Decision.; 6. Perfectionism and Depression.; 7. Anger and Depression.; 8. Managing Depression.; 9. Interview with My Parents.; 10. Interviews with Clinicians Who Specialize in Asperger's; Appendix 1: Recommended Books.; Appendix II: Aspie Self-Check List.; References.; Index.
About the Author
Nick Dubin was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 2004. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Oakland University, a Master's Degree in Learning Disabilities from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Specialist Degree in Psychology and Psy.D. from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. He has authored many books on autism spectrum disorders including 'Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety', also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Nick lives in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.
|Publisher: ||Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 centimetres|