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The Autism Spectrum and Depression 2014-08-19

Depression

  1. Vanilla

    Vanilla Your friendly neighbourhood hedgehog V.I.P Member

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    Vanilla submitted a new resource:

    The Autism Spectrum and Depression - Depression

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    Vanilla Your friendly neighbourhood hedgehog V.I.P Member

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    This resource was recommended on Dr.Tony Attwood's website.

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  3. The Penguin

    The Penguin Chilly Willy The Penguin

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    Thanks for sharing with us. Maybe I buy the book one day.
     
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  4. The Penguin

    The Penguin Chilly Willy The Penguin

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    Buying the book tonight. Feel like **** :(
     
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    Vanilla Your friendly neighbourhood hedgehog V.I.P Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that. I hope it does help.
     
  6. Etzelaire

    Etzelaire Well-Known Member

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    I always feel lonely
     
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  7. Vanilla

    Vanilla Your friendly neighbourhood hedgehog V.I.P Member

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    I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully this forum will help in some small way.
     
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  8. CJinherPJs

    CJinherPJs Professional Weirdo V.I.P Member

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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.
     
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  9. epath13

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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
     
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  10. Spiller

    Spiller Just.. WEIRD!

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    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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