Why does someone with Asperger’s syndrome become depressed? Read the first chapter from Tony Attwood & Michelle Garnett’s new book

Attwood-Garnett_Exploring-Depre_978-1-84905-502-4_colourjpg-printPeople with Asperger’s syndrome are at greater risk of becoming depressed for a number of reasons that leave them with a tendency to isolate themselves. In the opening chapter of Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett’s new book Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues: A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger’s Syndrome [ASD-Level 1] the authors explore these reasons and introduce their self-help programme for dealing with the issues that might lead someone with Asperger’s syndrome to experience feelings of depression.

Drawing on the latest thinking and research Attwood & Garnett use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy methods designed specifically for individuals with Asperger’s syndrome (ASD-level 1) to help increase self-awareness, identify personal triggers, and provide all the tools needed to combat depression and suicidal thought.

You can read the first chapter from Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues: A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger’s Syndrome [ASD-Level 1] simply by clicking on the link below.

Chapter 1: Why Does Someone With Asperger’s Syndrome Become Depressed? CLICK HERE TO READ  

We hope that you find this extract helpful and please feel free to leave a comment in the section

Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues: A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger’s Syndrome [ASD-Level 1] is available now from Jessica Kingsley Publishers

For more books by Tony Attwood please visit www.jkp.com

6 Thoughts

  1. I have studied, been exposed to and experienced ASD and other learning barriers for only a few years now. I actually started researching about them since my son was diagnosed with Aspergers after having gone to sessions with a range of professionals. I

    I worked as a high school teacher and can now remember many children and teenagera who went through the system and dropped because they we misunderstood. I too am more than guilty for not doing enough to assist them. Currently, I work at Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Student Counselling and Development. My strongest wish it to start a school that will accommodate a few children whose parents cannot afford to take them for assessments and pay for schools that would accommodate them better. I also want to conduct training sessions for teachers who teach in under privileges schools and still have NO understanding of these learning barriers, let alone accommodating them.

    I would do with any support to make this a reality. Be it more intense training for myself so I can be better equipped to help other teachers or more material/programmes to use for training or anything you are able to support me with. This vision keeps me awake at night and I know there’s a reason why I bumped on your post at this ungodly hour, at the height of my flu. I’m sure you can help and deeply plead with you to give any form of support.

  2. Thanks for this latest reports and book on autism. My 7 year old son was resent diagnosed with high functioning autism. It helps me a lot to understand him better and to help him when I read these books.

  3. With self-diagnosis, I find many of the findings in the preview chapter do relate directly to me. For the past few years, I have come to the conclusion that I am affected by Asperger’s and also see the same in my brother, my late father and grandfather, etc. Depression, anxiety, lack of self-belief are my constant companions.

  4. Hi I really identify with the chapter but what now! I am Buddhist and I only socialis there because I am afraid of society, Recently I am becoming very liked and people appreciate me with lovely comments and a little teasing and I can’t handle it, it’s over whelming me and I don’t know what to do. I stumbled on this material and I felt a sense of ease reading the material.


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