Background articles: BEING DYSPRAXIC by Scott Forster
I have dyspraxia and no one ever knows what it is, by Imogen Goulden
I have an ongoing complaint to NHS, which they seem to be trying to trash. Dr. Duncan appears to only recognise seizures with explicitly physical external symptoms, Hence her crass denial that 'petit mal seizures' (absences) even exist, and her subsequent description of my absences as mere 'distractions'
I was re-diagnosed last year by a highly eminent NHS consultant, who treated me privately, as suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), but with many of the neuro-physical symptoms of dyspraxia. A few days ago, Thomas and I attended my NHS appointment with Dr, Susan Duncan to discuss my frequently occurring and quite debilitating apparent petit mal seizures. To my surprise she needed to ask me what ADD was, and that was just for starters!
HERE IS THE DISCUSSION SURROUNDING A SUBSEQUENT POST TO MENTAL HEALTH DISCUSSIONS EDINBURGH, THE FIRST PARAGRAPH WAS COMPOSED BY MYSELF AS ADMINISTRATOR. THE LADY IN THE PICTURE (IMOGEN GOULDEN) RECEIVED HER LACK OF TREATMENT FOR DYSPRAXIA ELSEWHERE:
Some extremely ignorant NHS consultants e,g. one at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, doubt that it (dyspraxia) even exists, 'He may just be clumsy' said the highly eminent neurologist Dr. Susan Duncan earlier this week, She doesn't believe that (my) petit mal seizures exist either, and she regards the 'spectrum' as a theoretical construct, Where are these people coming from? By repeatedly implying that 'there's nothing wrong with you' they put their patients' health benefits at grievous risk.