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Hey I’m Rosie. I went to the GP for autism, but I think they're assessing me for ADHD

rosiemay
rosiemay Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited October 2022 in Autism and neurodiversity
Well, I’ve finally got to the point where I might have my assessment and I go to the patient portal to fill in some forms on a website called physiciatry I’m ( let me know if you’ve been through these) and it came up with ADHD forms?! I went to the doctor for autism not ADHD could they have changed my diagnosis? Even after I went to the gp for a specific reason?
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  • rosiemay
    rosiemay Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Well, I’ve finally got to the point where I might have my assessment and I go to the patient portal to fill in some forms on a website called physiciatry Uk ( let me know if you’ve been through these) and it came up with ADHD forms?! I went to the doctor for autism not ADHD could they have changed my diagnosis after I went to the gp?! I’m confused 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 43,262 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @rosiemay welcome to the forum. The only way to know that is to contact your gp about it and see what they say, as it's hard for anyone to know. Good luck tho if you manage to get your assessment
  • rosiemay
    rosiemay Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    I meant UK not I’m 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,483 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @rosiemay :) 

    That sounds really frustrating! It may be that they think you could benefit from being assessed for both. It's odd that they wouldn't have spoken to you about this first, though.

    Would you be able to book an appointment with your GP to discuss this? 
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,171 Disability Gamechanger
    Psychiatry UK only used to do ADHD assessments through Right to Choose, not autism. But they started offering autism earlier this year too.
    It may be that they've made an error when putting the forms for you to fill in or they use similar forms?

    There is a button somewhere on the psych UK site to send them a message, you could ask them as they'll be able to tell you what the GP referred for <3 

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