Aspies on mental health : speaking for ourselves (Book, 2011) []
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Aspies on mental health : speaking for ourselves

Aspies on mental health : speaking for ourselves

Author: Luke Beardon; Dean Worton
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011.
Series: Adults speak out about Asperger syndrome series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Individuals with Asperger Syndrome 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.

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Genre/Form: Autobiography
collective biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Beardon; Dean Worton
ISBN: 9781849051521 1849051526
OCLC Number: 669122327
Description: 192 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Mental health services and me : what worked, and what didn't / Janet Christmas --
Coping with depression : positive advice for Aspies / Debbie Allen --
My fur-lined bucket : alternative methods of dealing with mental health issues / E. Veronica Bliss --
This Aspie life : the undiagnosed Aspie experience / 8ball --
A colourful rainbow : embracing autism as a neurological difference, rather than a mental health disorder / Melanie Smith --
Getting the right diagnosis, and its impact on mental health : is this the best the NHS can do? / Cornish --
Positive mental attitude: coping with setbacks, knowing your own strengths, and finding happiness any way you can / Dean Worton --
"It's all in your head" : the dangers of misdiagnosis / Neil Shepherd --
A fairytale life it isn't (AKA Chapter 9) : alcohol, self-harm, and the benefits of exercise / Alexandra Brown --
"Getting my life back" : a mother's struggle to get mental health services for herself and her son / Anne Henderson --
A week in the life of : strategies for maintaining mental health as an Aspie / Steve Jarvis --
My plastic bubble : dealing with depression, anxiety, and low self-confidence / Wendy Lim --
The art of being content : Asperger syndrome, buddhism, and me / Chris Mitchell --
A journey looking for answers about the way I am / Anthony Sclafani --
A label that fits : diagnoses, self-harm, and mental health / Natasha Goldthorpe --
Through the looking glass into Lynette land : making humour work / Lynette Marshall --
Mental health and the workplace : dealing with criticism, coping with stress, and taking control of your environment / Christopher Wilson.
Series Title: Adults speak out about Asperger syndrome series.
Responsibility: [edited by] Luke Beardon and Dean Worton.


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