Depression is a serious illness which can affect anybody.
In depression, the feelings of extreme sadness that can last for a long time.
These feelings are severe enough to interfere with your daily life, and can last for weeks or months rather than days.
There is some scientific evidence to show that treatments, such as anti-depressants or cognitive behavioural therapy may help some people with autism who are depressed.
Please see the Advanced version of this page for more information about this issue, including relevant research studies and interventions which may help.
Last Updated : 13/07/2011 Back to Top