Monday, July 18, 2011

Asperger Syndrome and Depression

Asperger Syndrome and Depression  

The link above is to a short but informative article about AS and co-morbid depression.  I always kind of thought that the two were kind of one in the same.  I wonder how many people on the spectrum have not had depression or suffer an anxiety disorder? This would almost certainly be a small percentage, I would think.  Then I wonder if it has more to do with nature or nurture?  Is it our brains that are that way almost from the beginning?  Or is it a case of it being nature in that we struggle to fit into a world that is alien to us?  Seems like it could be the latter to me.  I feel like the struggle for me has definitely been more of an environmental one than anything.  Would acceptance, tolerance of the differences that those on the spectrum have be a almost cure for the depression and anxiety that so many of us carry around with us?