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Why does it matter what "type of person I am" camhs questions

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Waitingforsleep Fri 17-Mar-17 14:51:54

Long story but had a meet at camhs - I thought was to be discussing what happens with Dd who has been in the system for 6 years with dx of anxiety. But no it was all questions about me- why was it so important for me to get a dx of asd, is it because I am a logical person and want to know in a logical way... I feel I was interviewed and felt quite cagey..
Is this normal procedure?

youarenotkiddingme Fri 17-Mar-17 18:05:46

I've never heard that before!

Can you contact your gp and see if they can fill you in on why they asked this?

pandyandy1 Fri 17-Mar-17 18:50:08

At the Autism Diagnostic Interview, my husband and I were asked (really nicely) why we wanted to persue a diagnosis for our son and what it would achieve. My answer was 'for no other reason than sanity purposes. We don't want anything specific but just to not keep second guessing and doubting our judgment.'

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Waitingforsleep Fri 17-Mar-17 19:45:58

I said that I wanted to know whether Dd is on the spectrum or whatever else and to stop wondering if my child will grow out of it etc and that unfortunately diagnosis opens support at schools etc.
But I said it needed to be the right diagnosis.
I just felt I had to justify myself and wonder why I had to?
Surely is a child has a condition it should be diagnosed? If it were a hurt ankle I would want to know if we're bruised, sprained or broken - is that about me as a a person? Or is it that I need to help my child?

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