Depression

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. 

  • Hi Ed,

    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. 

  • 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.