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Taxshop
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27 Jul 2009, 2:25 pm

Hi

Does anyone have any recent experience of getting an adult AS diagnosis in the UK?



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29 Jul 2009, 4:29 pm

Taxshop wrote:
Hi

Does anyone have any recent experience of getting an adult AS diagnosis in the UK?


Hi Taxshop. I was finally diagnosed this year by Professor Digby Tantam at Dilemma Consultancy in Sheffield, which is a private clinic. They required a letter of referral from my GP first, which he made as he agreed with me that something was wrong, but was not qualified to make any kind of diagnosis himself.



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29 Jul 2009, 6:41 pm

Thanks. I had seen the Dilemma website but it didn't make it clear if they accepted referrals from GPs or only from specialists, so that's a big help :)



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01 Aug 2009, 4:58 am

You're welcome! The fee was a little over £400; that was for a 2-hour assessment with Professor Tantam, and a report from him afterwards to myself and my GP.

I did not have to do any tests; he just talked to me and asked me about my life, my thoughts, what problems I experienced, etc. I assume that perhaps there might be tests if the patient were a child who could not express themselves so fully, but it wasn't necessary with an adult.