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Living with PTSD on the Autism Spectrum: Insightful Analysis with Practical Applications

by Lisa Morgan Author and Mary Donahue Author

The relationship between autism and PTSD has been neglected in research, 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. Combining lived experience alongside professional expertise, the authors uncover the reasons why this co-morbidity is so prevalent and set out guidelines for the most effective methods of care for individuals undergoing treatment. (Short Discount)