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The guide to good mental health on the autism spectrum

Author: Yenn Purkis; Emma Goodall; Jane Nugent
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Filled with strategies and advice, this empowering guide presents practical ways to improve the mental wellbeing of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yenn Purkis; Emma Goodall; Jane Nugent
ISBN: 9781849056700 1849056706
OCLC Number: 932116055
Description: 271 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Diagnosis --
Anxiety disorders --
Depression --
Self-harm --
Suicidal thoughts --
Psychosis --
Communication problems --
Stigma and discrimination --
Family incidence of autism and mental illness --
Strategies to aid sleep --
The value of pets --
Mindfulness --
Psychotherapy --
Medication --
Crisis measures --
Self-esteem and self-confidence --
Resilience --
Summary of strategies to maintain mental health --
Resources.
Responsibility: Jeanette Purkis, Dr Emma Goohall, and Dr Jane Nugent ; forewords by Dr Wenn Lawson and Kirsty Dempster-Rivett.

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