Friday, September 17, 2010

The new psychiatrist

Today my third son and I went to a new psychiatrist.
When he reached the age of 18 he should have switched psychiatrists, as the centre he visited is for kids and young people until 18. But he got the chance to stay a bit more because his brother was not yet 18 and it would be best to move over all at once.

We had a long talk and I told him that I had some disagreement with the former psychiatrist about the diagnosis.
I just told what happened and his reactions were the same as mine.

Then he asked my son a load of questions and the result was:
ADHD with dyslexia. No autism, and certainly nothing schizoid of schizofrene.

So I'm a mom now of three autists.

That's good now we're under supervision.
The situation has changed, so that means, very, very strictly speaking, that we can ask the supervisors to ask a judge to review the case.
(That's soon for them to lose their job. LOL! so I don't think they'll do that.)

A series of posts
about lack of knowledge,
lack of concensus between disciplines
and the need for a formal diagnosis
with a psychiatric label
to get support for a unique individual
with autism.



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