Asperger Syndrome & Anxiety
Research tells us that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are more likely to develop co-morbid mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Until now, there has not been a book on stress management written specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome. This book is written for those people with AS who struggle to keep their anxiety under control.
Unchecked anxiety can have a crippling effect on one’s day to day functioning. Nick Dubin, who himself has Asperger Syndrome, explains how to identify stress triggers in a variety of settings, including on the job, with family, and in relationships as well as handling everyday mishaps. He explains how the physiology of stress works, how having Asperger Syndrome may contribute towards this and what can be done about it – suggesting a range of strategies for effective stress reduction from leading researchers in the fields of holistic health, psychology and autism spectrum disorders, including an explanation of how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be used to change irrational thought patterns and ultimately decrease anxiety. Case studies throughout the book and action points at the end of each chapter provide a realistic, hands-on approach to managing the stresses of everyday life.
Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety is an accessible, practical and compassionate guide to successful stress management for individuals with Asperger Syndrome, and for those living or working with them.
About the author:
Nick Dubin was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2004. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications from Oakfield University, a Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Specialist Degree in Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology. He is the author of Asperger Syndrome and Bullying and two DVDs, Asperger Syndrome and Employment and Being Bullied, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Nick lives in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.