The Autism Spectrum and Depression

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Mar 21, 2014 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages

For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the stresses of coping with a world that often seems alien to them can frequently 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.

 

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This probably the best book on the topic I have read so far. It covers the root causes of depression in those with asperger’s. The posits the source of depression for those with Aspergers is from the ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
11
Acknowledgments
13
Introduction
15
1 The Relationship between the Autism Spectrum and Depression
25
2 Defining Depression
49
3 CognitiveBehavioral Therapy
81
4 The Dark Night of the Soul
113
5 Suicide is the Forever Decision
133
7 Anger and Depression
147
8 Managing Depression
155
9 Interview with My Parents
187
Afterword
203
A List of Recommended Books
205
Aspie Selfcheck List
207
References
215
Index
219

6 Perfectionism and Depression
139

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About the author (2014)

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.

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