Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Successful Stress Management

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Mar 12, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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Many people suffer from feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with Asperger Syndrome (AS), this stress can be particularly difficult to manage. On a daily basis people with AS must fit into a world that seems totally foreign to them and this can increase feelings of alienation and anxiety, making life's challenges especially hard to cope with. The first book on anxiety written specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome, this book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dubin explores the key problem areas that can lead to anxiety for people with AS such as lack of social skills, difficulties establishing romantic relationships and uncertainty about employment. Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety provides real solutions to a common problem and is essential reading for anyone with AS who has trouble managing stress. The book will also be of interest to family members, teachers and other professionals working with individuals with AS.
 

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Written for people with Asperger syndrome who struggle to keep their anxiety under control. The author, diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, explains how to identify stress triggers in a variety of ... Read full review

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Here is an interesting question: Would an analyst with Asperger's Syndrome be more or less able to help a patient with the condition than a normal therapist? The answer, I think, is "It depends." It ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Valerie Gaus
9
Introduction
11
1 How anxiety works and ways to control it
19
2 Asperger syndrome and anxiety
43
3 Cognitivebehavioral therapy
63
4 Mindfulness
101
5 Anxiety and relationships
113
6 Anxiety and employment
123
10 Anxiety and health
165
11 Anxiety and spirituality
173
Epilogue
189
AN INTERVIEW WITH MY PARENTS
195
RECOMMENDED BOOKS
203
ASPIE SELFCHECKLIST
205
REFERENCES
213
SUBJECT INDEX
217

6 Anxiety and employment
133
8 Meltdowns
145
9 Anxiety and shame
155
AUTHOR INDEX
221
back cover
224
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Nick Dubin was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2004. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Oakland 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.

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