As you’ve likely experienced yourself, anxiety is part of everyday autistic life. We’re more attuned to our environment, sensitive to change, and wary of uncertainty because of past experience than the average person. Anxiety’s companion, depression, can also be a major force in many autistic people’s lives. That’s not surprising given the fact that living a good autistic life often looks very, very different from living a good neurotypical life. When people face nearly constant conflict, anxiety and depression can arise.
The good news is that we can take charge of our lives. There is hope. We can learn to co-exist with our anxiety and develop strategies to lift us out of depression. Being overwhelmed by either or both is not a given.
In this work, psychologist Dr. Lee A. Wilkinson teaches tools from a popular modality with autistic adults, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). His goal is to empower you to manage your daily wellbeing. When you incorporate these tools into your wellbeing plan, you will have given yourself a chance at a healthier, happier life.
While no one approach will work for every person, the strategies laid out in Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum: A Self-help Guide Using CBT have been proven to help many autistic adults get back on track to living the lives they want.
This title, like all items in The #AutLIfe Shop, is a community pick.
Good to know:
- Reader’s Note: The field of autism is constantly evolving as are community preferences for terminology and approach. As with any publication, the reader may or may not encounter concepts or language around autism and the autism community that have evolved since publication. That should not detract from the core tools being presented. In other words, don’t let anything stop you from learning what you need to learn to live your best life. Take what you need and leave the rest.
- 160 pages.
- An Amazon Kindle version is available.