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Living with PTSD on the Autism Spectrum

Insightful Analysis with Practical Applications
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The relationship between autism and PTSD has historically been neglected in research and understanding but impacts the lives of many. Autistic people are intrinsically vulnerable to traumatic social situations and relationships, which can later manifest as PTSD. Navigating situations where one feels entirely at odds can lead seemingly commonplace events to be processed as traumatic experiences.

In this unique collaboration, Lisa Morgan and Mary Donahue explore PTSD in autistic adults as patient and practitioner. Lisa shares her personal experiences as an autistic adult, reflecting on emotionally traumatic events and their effect on her daily life. Mary examines the challenges surrounding diagnosis, reworking and developing communication and clarifying the symptoms of PTSD within the autistic population.

Combining lived experience with professional expertise, this clear and accessible guide will provide a better understanding of autism and PTSD, providing support and direction to autistic adults processing trauma and those involved in their care.
  • Published: Sep 21 2020
  • Pages: 256
  • 228 x 152mm
  • ISBN: 9781787750500
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Press Reviews

  • Dr Michelle Garnett - Clinical Psychologist and Autism Consultant

    Dual diagnosis of autism with trauma is under-researched, widely misunderstood, and yet a common presentation in clinics around the world. Lisa and Mary's book, being based on current research, lived experience and a successful therapeutic relationship, fills a large gap in the literature. I highly recommend this book to anyone in the autism field, including autistic individuals who have experienced trauma, and their loved ones.