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autism and mental health

Common Problems

 

Being a teenager can be a challenging time for lots of different reasons. Sometimes we can feel really worried, stressed or sad. Everyone has these feelings sometimes, but when the feelings begin to get in the way of everyday life then our mental health may suffer.

Life can seem even more challenging and confusing if you have ASD. It is important to note that some mental health difficulties can present (or look) differently alongside ASD. See ASD and Mental Health to give some general information.

You might have heard of a few different mental health problems. Here are some of the common ones that those with ASD can experience:
 

Anxiety

Depression

Eating Disorders

Suicidal Thoughts

Hearing Voices

Also there are lots of general tips and strategies that might be useful. See our How to Help page with lots of links to further information for families, young people and professionals about common dilemmas and challenges with ASD.