A young man with Asperger syndrome who presented with severe depression and self-injurious behaviour was treated with 15 sessions of cognitive-behavioural therapy. A decrease in the levels of measured depression and self-injury were found following the therapy. It remained unclear exactly which elements of the intervention brought about the improvements. The use of cognitive-behavioural treatments with people with Asperger syndrome is discussed. © 1997 SAGE Publications.
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|Published - 1997
- Asperger syndrome
- Cognitive-behavioural therapy