Formal Diagnosis During Quarantine?

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      BobJoneyes
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      Hi, I was getting my diagnosis done right before everything shut down, so I couldn’t finish it. I remember doing some sort of cognitive test or whatever, but when everything shut down my psychologist dissipated and I no longer have any contact with him and neither does the facility. I’ve done some online tests and I know I have symptoms, but those aren’t official and can’t really get me anything. I was just wondering is there anyway to do a diagnosis during quarantine or if I just have to wait?

    • #182697
      Scatterbrains
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      Hi there, I’m UK based, diagnosed a few weeks back. My assessment was completed online via zoom.

      I was on a waiting list for an NHS appointment for over a year before the pandemic hit and facing an even longer wait due to the backlog caused by lockdown. I’ve been really struggling with lockdown and working from home and I decided to to get a private assessment via an adhd specialist in Scotland. My assessment and follow up appointment were both completed by a qualified psychiatric nurse over a zoom meeting, my medication reviews can also be done over a zoom meeting. The initial assessment took over 2 hours and the follow up was about an hour. Pre-Assessment I had to complete a heap of forms, scan and email them. My Parents and Girlfriend also completed their own set of forms. Although I wish I didn’t have ADHD, it was a relief to finally get diagnosed and now I’m in a position to get the help I need.

      It’s definitely 100% worth looking into. Perhaps there are other clinics or specialists in your area that can offer an online service?

    • #182655
      Dr. Eric
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      Sorry, that sucks.
      What type of facility?
      Is it something where another professional can access your file and start-up where he left off, or is it one of those collective practices where they each do their own thing in a shared space?

      Did you pay for any services that were not completed or followed-up upon?
      If so, you may need to contact their licensing body if you cannot get in contact with the psychologist.

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