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Help for adults

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:38 pm
by lubellasquee
Has anybody who grew up with the diagnosis noticed that help when you’re an adult is almost non existent unless you’re in education, it’s almost like it’s expected to be magically cured the moment you turn 18 when that’s nowhere near the case.

Re: Help for adults

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:01 pm
by Tom fod
Yeah

I think even if you're able to adapt, it still has a strong tendency to return especially during stressfull and difficult phases, sometimes with a vengance.

There is precious little if any assistance for adults unless you ho for mon specific help like counselling if you can find it.

Re: Help for adults

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:31 am
by Andrew_S_Hatton
lubellasquee wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Has anybody who grew up with the diagnosis noticed that help when you’re an adult is almost non existent unless you’re in education, it’s almost like it’s expected to be magically cured the moment you turn 18 when that’s nowhere near the case.
Yes that was exactly my experience - fortunately when I first suspected I might be dyspraxic - by reading Amanda Kirby's first book in 1999 after my daughter had been assessed - I made contact with the Dyspraxia Foundation - as I thinki was suggested by the book and a lot of things and contacts developed from there.

Actually I have just ordered the latest edition from the Dyspraxia Foundation -

https://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/shop ... -disorder/

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Re: Help for adults

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:38 pm
by lubellasquee
That’s interesting to know, especially when I thought I was the only one that noticed it. It feels like although I have adapted relatively well I feel that I still need some help.

Re: Help for adults

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:45 pm
by Andrew_S_Hatton
I think it is part of the human condition to need help from others, whether or not we are disabled.

Problem is not all (especially me) are good at asking for or receiving help.

Re: Help for adults

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:33 pm
by firemonkey
I'm under mental health services and everything gets related to the psych diagnosis. Having a professional intelligent enough to pick up on things ,ie it's not all down to a mental illness diagnosis, would help. Unfortunately most mental health professionals aren't that intelligent.

Re: Help for adults

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:06 pm
by lubellasquee
I got that a lot following a diagnosis of depression and anxiety, anything I said or did was included under that umbrella. I could have broken my leg and the doctor would be like ‘it’s because you have depression’