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The Autism Spectrum and Depression

The Autism Spectrum and Depression 2014-08-19

Vanilla

Your friendly neighbourhood hedgehog
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Vanilla submitted a new resource:

The Autism Spectrum and Depression - Depression

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...

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CJinherPJs

Professional Weirdo
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Looks interesting. I've been thinking about the relationship between ASDs and depression lately, as I've had it myself. I'll have to buy that book one day.
 

epath13

the Fool.The Magician.The...
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I couldn't find another general depression thread, so I'm going to post this here. Maybe somebody finds it useful:
" What Happens When People with Asperger's Get Depressed?
Studies reveal that a possible 65% of people with Asperger's tend to be more susceptible to anxiety and depression. However, due to the difficulties they have processing and sometimes displaying emotions with "appropriate affect", it makes it very difficult for clinicians to diagnose the depressive state. Everyone, regardless of whether or not they have Asperger's, is an individual first. It is hard to say definitively what any given person will feel when faced with depression. ... "
http://autism.answers.com/autism-a...yndrome-may-experience-depression-differently
 

Spiller

Just.. WEIRD!
I couldn't find another general depression thread, so I'm going to post this here. Maybe somebody finds it useful:
" What Happens When People with Asperger's Get Depressed?
Studies reveal that a possible 65% of people with Asperger's tend to be more susceptible to anxiety and depression. However, due to the difficulties they have processing and sometimes displaying emotions with "appropriate affect", it makes it very difficult for clinicians to diagnose the depressive state. Everyone, regardless of whether or not they have Asperger's, is an individual first. It is hard to say definitively what any given person will feel when faced with depression. ... "
http://autism.answers.com/autism-awareness/people-with-aspergers-syndrome-may-experience-depression-differently

Excellent article, Epath13, to which I can fully relate! I was assessed by my local Mental Health Team, who immediately discharged me, despite several suicide attempts and a lifetime history of self harm, as I didn't 'display' depressive tendencies. My experience in life has been to try to hide my differences in an attempt to blend in, so doesn't it make sense that I'd hide my depression also? After all, I don't display my scars for the world to see!
Fortunately, a re-referral a month later got me an assessor who actually understood this and I am now awaiting an appointment with a psychologist.. I just hope he's read your article too.. in fact I've just copied it off for the file I take along to show the various quack.. er, I mean, specialists :D
 

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