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38. Denied a Diagnosis (Part 2) with Jasmine Meek
Episode 3816th October 2023 • ADHD Mums • Jane McFadden
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Jane is joined by Jasmine Meek - they Bayside Doula for a f/up interview

on receiving a diagnosis.


The first episode 32. Preparing for a diagnosis appointment is a good one to start with


this episode is part two.


https://open.spotify.com/episode/4lmaXn1P2UcKrMyK4RTFGo?si=IkQ7CiLASQK9UO0Yj4DeaQ


Highlights


- Jasmine discuss magic and time/space where she assumes she has enough time and is never


on time to appointments.


- Jasmine's in person Psychiatrist really focuses on the lack of childhood symptoms in Jasmine's


questionnaire.


- Jane and Jasmine discuss the DSM5 and the ADHD criteria to fulfil the diagnosis requirements


including the childhood symptoms component.


- Jane has PMS and rants hard on the camouflaging symptoms and masking and how the system


is rigged against women.


- Jane continues her rant onto Psychiatrists, problem solving and the validation that we think we are going


to get there which in her opinion rarely happens.


- Jasmine speculates that she has been offered anti depressants and anti anxiety medication instead of stimulants


just because of the 'street value' of stimulants.


- Jane and Jasmine talk about childhood as high maskers and high camouflages which means they don't have a lot


of childhood symptoms.


- Jane and Jasmine talk through Jasmine's options and Jasmine talks about how this appointment is effecting her


as a mother.




**Jane and Jasmine are not medical professionals, this is a heated discussion rather than an expert information session.


You need to check with your medical professional on your medication and treatment options**




Episode Notes


DSM-5 for ADHD


https://www.addrc.org/dsm-5-criteria-for-adhd/



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