Book info

Book info


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

Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett
Illustrated by Colin Thompson

Depression is common among people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and has particular features and causes. This effective self-help guide explains the forms depression can take and how it looks and feels for a person on the autism spectrum. Written by leading experts in the field, the book draws on the latest thinking and research to suggest strategies for coping with the effects of depression and provides 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.

A marvellous book that focuses on an important (and underserved) clinical problem. Full of practical advice the book offers many insights and approaches to intervention. It will be of great value to individuals with autism and Asperger’s and those who support them.
Fred R Volkmar, M.D., Irving B. Harris Professor, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine

An outstanding text which is simultaneously complete yet brief, scientific yet empathic, and based on well-established principles yet groundbreaking.
Martin L. Kutscher, MD, Pediatric Behavioral Neurologist and author of Kids in the Syndrome Mix and Digital Kids

This user-friendly book provides poignant first-person accounts and direct, informative psychoeducation. I have no doubt this will be a valuable resource for people with ASD struggling with depression, and their loved ones. Susan W. White, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, USA

Tony Attwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist from Brisbane, Australia, with over 30 years of experience with individuals with ASDs. He is adjunct Professor at Griffith University in Queensland and author of the best-selling Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, and the Exploring Feelings program manuals.

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 ASDs 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 lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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