Asperger Syndrome and Depression
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|Format:||Paperback, 240 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 15 November 2013|
For people with Asperger Syndrome (AS), coping with a world that seems foreign to them and battling with everyday struggles can all too often lead to depression. Looking at why people on the spectrum are more likely to suffer and how to both prevent and ameliorate it, this book is here to help. In the first book on depression written specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome, Nick Dubin offers accessible and sensitive advice on how individuals with AS can manage their emotions, exploring what can lead to them feeling down, how this can escalate, and how to take positive steps towards recovery. Sharing examples from his own life, he outlines how he has dealt with depression, considering everything from initial feelings of anger and frustration to medication, cognitive behavioural therapy and overcoming 'the dark night of the soul'. The book also includes a chapter on suicide, and useful interviews with his parents and clinicians specialising in AS. Non-judgmental and genuinely helpful throughout, this book provides real solutions to a problem that is frequently overlooked. It will be essential reading for those with AS who suffer from symptoms of depression, and will also be of interest to family members, teachers and other professionals working with AS individuals of all ages.
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 from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. Nick lives in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.
|Publisher: ||Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 centimeters|