Still no appointment with psychologist

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20 Jul 2015, 12:59 pm

I've been waiting for an appointment with a psychologist regarding an Asperger diagnoses. I was wondering how long some people had to wait before they were seen assessed?



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20 Jul 2015, 1:35 pm

The first one I contacted had a 6 month wait period. I got impatient and found a university in a nearby city that did diagnoses within a month and a half. However, it took another month and a half to get the results and the test was very poorly administered. In the end, I ended up going back to the first one for therapy anyways (she couldn't do a diagnosis since I had already taken the test elsewhere). I should have just been patient and waited.



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20 Jul 2015, 3:13 pm

I waited about 18 months in the UK



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20 Jul 2015, 3:22 pm

I think it was about 10 months from referal till seeing a specialist and then it was a long time getting diagnosed.


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20 Jul 2015, 3:25 pm

doofy wrote:
I waited about 18 months in the UK

Well f**k. :? Is this 18 months from the point of referral to psychology?



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20 Jul 2015, 3:33 pm

iliketrees wrote:
doofy wrote:
I waited about 18 months in the UK

Well f**k. :? Is this 18 months from the point of referral to psychology?

Approx. I think it varies from county to county.



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20 Jul 2015, 3:35 pm

doofy wrote:
iliketrees wrote:
doofy wrote:
I waited about 18 months in the UK

Well f**k. :? Is this 18 months from the point of referral to psychology?

Approx. I think it varies from county to county.

Damn. :| I see why so many people go private.



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20 Jul 2015, 3:46 pm

Er, sorry - I might be wrong. It might've been only 9 months. Me crap with time.



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20 Jul 2015, 3:48 pm

Oh ok, that's slightly better at least. 9 months from doctor referral or 9 months from referral to psychology? Sorry for being so specific, I'm an impatient piece of s**t. :P



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20 Jul 2015, 3:58 pm

...A bit ?



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20 Jul 2015, 4:04 pm

iliketrees wrote:
Oh ok, that's slightly better at least. 9 months from doctor referral or 9 months from referral to psychology? Sorry for being so specific, I'm an impatient piece of s**t. :P

LOL. Asking for more time stuff. :)

GP got bored with me asking for help and drugs so referred me to shrink. Wait for shrink must've been about 6 months. He almost immediately said "aspie" and refered me to diagnostic psychology. Another 9 month wait.

I don't know what happens if you nag GP for aspie dx.



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20 Jul 2015, 4:09 pm

Oh ok, thank you. :D For me it was 4 months to get to the point where I got referred to psychology and that's where I am at the moment. :P Gives me an idea, much appreciated. :D



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21 Jul 2015, 7:41 am

Why does it takes so long to be diagnosed?



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21 Jul 2015, 5:25 pm

There is a long waiting list to see a professional. Also if you end up having the same type of assessment as me that will take some time.


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21 Jul 2015, 6:57 pm

I got mine very quickly, maybe a week or two. Anyone in California with insurance has a right to get diagnosed and treated...