Aspies on Mental Health: Speaking for Ourselves
Individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can be particularly at risk of developing mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. In this book ... Show synopsis Individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can be particularly at risk of developing mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. In this book, adults with Asperger Syndrome talk about their own experiences of mental health issues, offering sound advice for other Aspies and providing valuable insights for mental health professionals. Touching on everything from difficulties at work and college to coping with low self-confidence, self-harm, alcohol, misdiagnosis, sectioning, counselling, medication and battles with mental health services, the book provides a window into how people with AS experience mental health issues, and what can be done to help. The individual accounts contain innovative coping methods and strategies for maintaining emotional and psychological wellbeing as well as practical advice on things like how to stay positive and deal with day-to-day stress and meltdowns. This is core reading for adults with Asperger Syndrome, and their families and friends, and will be essential to psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health service providers and other professionals who support adults with Asperger Syndrome. This series presents experiences of real life issues from the perspectives of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS). It provides advice and support for adults with AS and vital insights for others wishing to gain a greater understanding of the syndrome.