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PIP Assessment - assessor medical knowledge
So my son has had his assessment back and was unsuccessful. I will go for MA but have a query regarding the assessor medical knowledge. My understanding is the person undertaking the report will not be medically qualified. Yet the person who completed my son's report has stated that there is no proof that my son has panic attacks as he is not prescribed any related medication. Now he is prescribed medication (fluoxetine/prozac) which he has been told by his GP and at least two psychiatrists is to help him with his anxiety. The manufacturers accompanying leaflet also states this medication is for treatment of anxiety disorder. On the basis the DWP does not seem to accept/want to know about medical opinion when it comes to PIP's, do I have to accept that the assessor is correct and these highly trained medical professionals (plus manufacturers) know nothing? Or maybe the assessor 'googled' fluoxetine, saw it was for anxiety but does not know about the relationship between anxiety and panic attacks, and I need to point that out?