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Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues: A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger's Syndrome [Asd-Level 1]
  

Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues: A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger's Syndrome [Asd-Level 1] (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Attwood, Tony
By Garnett, Michelle
Illustrated by Thompson, Colin

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Understand depression and how to cope with this self-help guide designed specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum. It includes a 10-stage CBT self-help programme with self-assessment tools and activities.

ISBN 9781849055024
Barcode 9781849055024
Published 15 September 2016 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781849055024
ISBN-10 1849055025
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date 15 September 2016
International Publication Date 18 August 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Attwood, Tony
By Garnett, Michelle
Illustrated by Thompson, Colin
Category Neurology & Clinical Neurophysiology
Psychotherapy
Coping With Disability
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 426g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Depression, Mental - Popular works, Depression, Mental - Popular works - Treatment, Autism spectrum disorders - Popular works, Cognitive therapy - Popular works
NBS Text Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 616.852700874
Catalogue Code 683599

Description of this Book

For people with ASDs, depression is common, and has particular features and causes. This outstanding book provides a comprehensive review of these aspects, and an effective self-help guide for anyone with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affected by depression. Written by the leading experts in the field, the book explains and describes depression, the forms it can take, and how it looks and feels for a person on the autism spectrum. The authors draw on the latest thinking and research to suggest strategies for coping with the effects of depression and provide a complete step-by-step CBT self-help programme, designed specifically for individuals with ASDs. The programme helps increase self-awareness, including identifying personal triggers, and provides the tools to combat depression.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Exploring Depression and Beating the Blues is a much needed resource, in light of how common depression is among teens and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Based in established cognitive-behavioral principles of change, this user-friendly book provides poignant first-person accounts and direct, informative psychoeducation. Although developed as a self-help guide for use with minimal support from a professional, it can also be used in group or individual treatment. I have no doubt this will be a valuable resource to people with ASD struggling with depression, and their loved ones. -- Susan W. White, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, USA
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland. Michelle Garnett, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and founder and Director of Minds & Hearts: A Specialist Clinic for Asperger's Syndrome and Autism. She has specialized in autism spectrum disorders for the past 20 years, and created the first screening instrument for Asperger's Syndrome, the Australian Scale for Asperger's Syndrome (ASAS) in 1993. Michelle has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences. She lives in Brisbane, Australia. Colin Thompson has worked as a silk-screen printer, a graphic designer, a stage manager in the theatre but never as a lumberjack in Canada or a sailor on a tramp-steamer in the South Seas. He is the author and illustrator of over 65 published books. Colin lives in Australia with his wife.

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