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Autism and Depression – an article by our Ambassador Paul Isaacs

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Depression is a subjective term both in presentation and culturally and environmentally so I am going to run through the potential barriers that can come with depression and con-existing information processing challenges within someone’s autism fruit salad.

Information Processing Challenges

Working With “Autism” & Its Person-Centred Systems
There are just a few examples and with these examples comes self-reflection how would you be able to aid, empower and understand firstly that a person is depressed and secondly who would you aid? What tools would you give them?

What Else Could Be Going On?
Other things to consider would be other factors within the depression such as mood disorders, depression subtypes (atypical depression, melancholic depression, psychotic depression, catatonic depression, seasonal affective disorder) bipolar disorder and personality disorders – (anti-social, borderline and dependent).

Mood Disturbances & Experiences

Paul Isaacs 2021

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