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Hi, my name is Hichris1!

Hichris1Hichris1 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi there I was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4 then again at 13 but I am being treated by the mental health act for shizophrenia does anyone out there know who I can call to discuss my diagnosis as I believe I'm being given the wrong treatment being injected with 500  clopixol fortnightly please help

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  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,347 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Hichris1 and welcome to the community.

    With very few exceptions those being treated under the mental health act have the right of access an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) . You should make clear that you have a diagnosis of Autism as the local authority have a duty to ensure they have sufficient advocates who specialise in autism.

    What I am not sure about is how you would request access to the IMHA service. If you can I would suggest calling the Scope helpline, 0808 800 3333 or email them at [email protected] if they don't know they are very good at finding out.

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