Which MH therapies are UNHELPFUL for people with AS?

I can't find any specific research about this.  I want to know if there are specific mental health therapies for co-morbid MH issues, which either do not help people on the spectrum or can do more harm than good.  I do not mean medication as that is a separarate discussion.

For instance, I understand CBT can be quite helpful if tailored to our neurology.  But with CBT part of it involves facing up to the thing that causes you anxiety, and something like that could be incredibly traumatic for us.

Does anyone have a source I can access to find out more information?

Thanks. 

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  • IntenseWorld said:

    ...For instance, I understand CBT can be quite helpful if tailored to our neurology.  But with CBT part of it involves facing up to the thing that causes you anxiety, and something like that could be incredibly traumatic for us.

    I'm just coming to the end of a course of six sessions and, although I was extremely doubtful at the start, I have found it very helpful mainly, I  think, because the therapist has knowledge of AS through working with children and is prepared  to listen when I try to explain how things affect me as someone on the spectrum.

    I said from the beginning  that I didn't expect to be cured of my anxieties because I knew they were basic  to my make up; what I wanted was  to learn how to manage them so they cause me less stress and I have had success with this.  I just hope that I can keep it going once the course is finished.

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  • IntenseWorld said:

    ...For instance, I understand CBT can be quite helpful if tailored to our neurology.  But with CBT part of it involves facing up to the thing that causes you anxiety, and something like that could be incredibly traumatic for us.

    I'm just coming to the end of a course of six sessions and, although I was extremely doubtful at the start, I have found it very helpful mainly, I  think, because the therapist has knowledge of AS through working with children and is prepared  to listen when I try to explain how things affect me as someone on the spectrum.

    I said from the beginning  that I didn't expect to be cured of my anxieties because I knew they were basic  to my make up; what I wanted was  to learn how to manage them so they cause me less stress and I have had success with this.  I just hope that I can keep it going once the course is finished.

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