The Autism Spectrum and Depression:$32.99, Paperback
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For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), coping with a world that often seems alien 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 ASD, this ground-breaking book offers accessible and sensitive advice on how individuals with ASD can manage their emotions, exploring what can lead to them feeling down, how this can escalate, and how to take 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'.
The book also includes a chapter on suicide, and useful interviews with his parents and clinicians specialising in ASD. 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 ASD who suffer from symptoms of depression, and will also be of interest to family members, teachers and other professionals working with ASD individuals of all ages.