My depression has returned and I emailed my therapist. I last saw him in October last year. He has agreed to see me again but has said he didn't see the Clinical signs of ASD. I'm feeling a little devalued.
The reason I saw him last year was due to childhood trauma.
Sorry to hear this. Anything particular brought it back? Doesn't have to be, I know. With me, it's all bound up with the condition.
I wonder what he meant by not 'seeing' the clinical signs. Most of them won't be visible, anyway. Is he qualified to know what he's talking about regarding ASC?
Sorry to hear about the depression. I have suffered from it on and off for a long time so I know how challenging it can be. Is the therapist experienced in dealing with ASD? I have found that some have a very old fashioned and inaccurate understanding of autism. I wonder if it might be beneficial to find a therapist who specifically deals with ASD? You might find it more relevant and helpful for you. Good luck anyway and well done for recognising the depression and taking action.
Andrew said:I have found that some have a very old fashioned and inaccurate understanding of autism.
Me, too. I was once told by a psychiatrist with a whole alphabet of letters after his name that I couldn't be autistic because I didn't flap my hands and rock in my chair. Such ignorance from a 'professional' is breathtaking.
Thanks for the awesome support. I emailed my therapist and told him that I’m already waiting for an appointment for diagnosis.
I kind of realised that I should have discussed this before with him.