Im toying with the idea of not filling out any of the mental health questionnaires before my therapy/psych appointments. They're not accurate enough and present a skewed view of my mental health
For instance; the questions relating to executive function. Yes, i have MDD, which can affect EF, but im also autistic. I will likely *always* score low on EF. And then there are questions about not being able to sit still. Which, i stim. A lot. It doesnt always mean im anxious
My stimming doesnt mean im having a manic episode (i dont have Bipolar Disorder). It just feels like these questionnaires make it look like my depression never improves. It does! But bc of the overlap with autistic traits, it doesnt measure these improvements very well
For instance, when my depression was at its worst, I couldnt do art. I couldn't even engage in just my coloring books. A few years ago, i wouldnt havr been able to study for the AAPC exam either. I do struggle a lot with daily living activities tho
There's this whole side of me that I feel is being ignored. Idk how to fix it. Can I refuse to fill out these questionnaires? Will they then label me as difficult or noncompliant? I dont know. Idk what its safe to refuse. I dont want to lose my mental health care entirely
I cant risk that. Ive almost died in the past when my mental health care was interrupted. But I also dont think these questionnaires are very helpful. Is anyone developing similar ones that take into account pervasive developmental disabilities?
Im very interested to see if theres any actual research out there about this and what might be more effective ways to track depression/anxiety symptoms in autistic patients

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