I'm seeing a trainee neuropsychologist at Salford Royal and after having seen me a few times, subjecting me to a series of questionnaires and cognitive testing, has basically told me I'm aspergers autistic which I feel is especially due to my communicational and social difficulties. I was a normal person before the accident and definately not autistic. I think I might have some traits e.g. coping behaviours, that I've developed as a result of the accident that may be similar to those that autistic people have and I've had less opportunity to integrate into society/make friends, etc. But I'm definately opposed to this diagnosis and psychiatrists and other psychologists haven't ever mentioned the possibility of autism. The trainee neuropsychologist said that if I don't accept it then she can't help me. I don't know what to do, if I don't accept this diagnosis then I can't get access to treatments apparently. Isn't there treatment specific to brain injury? I don't know why I labelled with this condition.
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