"Teenager with Post Concussion Syndrome"

About: Ayrshire & Arran Community Services / Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Crosshouse Hospital / Paediatrics

(as a parent/guardian),

My teenage son suffered a head trauma in February and since then is suffering from Post Concussion Syndrome. He is depressed, suicidal and his whole personality has changed. He is screaming for help and we are being passed from doctors, and CAHMS.  He needs to see a neurologist but the doctor can't seem to request this. We were referred to Paediatric Consultant by CAHMS to rule out head trauma before they investigate possible ADHD symptoms. Waiting list is 12 weeks. Doctor upgraded referral as urgent as my son attempted suicide twice recently. The request was returned. Letter said they couldn't offer anymore advise than what CAHMS were doing for his behaviour! Crosshouse Hospital have diagnosed him with Post Concussion Syndrome, how is that behavioural? My son needs help and no one is willing to help us obtain help. Something is going on inside brain and it is medical in my opinion. 12 weeks is nonsense to have to wait when you are lost inside your head and feeling suicidal and coping with being depressed.  

Responses

Response from Attica Wheeler, Head of Midwifery (Associate Nurse Director Women and Childrens Services), Ayrshire Maternity Unit, NHS Ayrshire and Arran 6 months ago
Attica Wheeler
Head of Midwifery (Associate Nurse Director Women and Childrens Services), Ayrshire Maternity Unit,
NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Manages the midwifery service and women and children's service

Submitted on 24/11/2019 at 16:27
Published on Care Opinion at 16:27


Dear ParentPCs

Thank you for taking the time to write down your concerns. I would encourage you to contact me on 01563825441 so that I can establish further information in order to guide and support you with this complex situation. Please explain that it is regarding the care opinion post if you phone so that I can link you to the contact.

This must be a very stressful time for you and if I can assist in anyway then I would be happy to


Best wishes

Attica

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