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Yeah so Victoria's system for ADHD stuff is completely fucked.

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9-12 months ago my GP emailed me a list of doctors to try calling and see if they're available? suitable? I dunno, and they'd give me a referral. I finally manage to find the spoons to actually do it and I make a bunch of phonecalls that go nowhere.

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Finally get through to a human reception person at one clinic, and they're not taking on new patients (of course they aren't) and basically can't help at all.

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Another place has a 2 week wait to even start processing referrals, you may not get in, and then it's a 6+ month wait to even see someone.

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The whole system is pretty well designed to be really hard to navigate if you actually have ADHD so imagine how long the wait would be if everyone who needed it could figure this out in less than a year?

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@daedalus Same in SA. There’s 5 ADHD specialists, none of them are taking new patients, and honestly, there’s almost no psychiatrists in the state that are taking patients at all for anything. There’s no clear pathway to get an assessment, you just kind of “luck into it” if you manage to see a psychiatrist who is willing to consider it.

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@Tarale it’s hugely fucked and I am already tilting at enough windmills because privileged fuckwits aren’t doing heir jobs I don’t have time to try fixing this shit too I am just so tired

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@daedalus It IS hugely fucked, apparently all over the country. I shouldn’t consider myself “lucky” if a doctor acknowledges that ADHD is real.

Although I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that this nation of cops seems to think the whole thing is just slackers looking for excuses…

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@Tarale ayup. And I’m lucky because I can largely manage and have a lot of privilege and resources and whatnot. There are people much worse off than me and I shudder to think how they cope with this stupid fuckery. Not well, by all reports.

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@Tarale anyhow I’m sure you know and this isn’t news. Just… solidarity I guess.

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@daedalus I do, and it’s not. I consider myself extremely lucky that I, well, lucked into a psychiatrist who actually took the idea seriously. I know most people don’t, and then there’s very little you can actually do about it. Same for autism if you’re an adult. I keep being told I should get help through the NDIS, if only I could prove to them that I do…

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