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Ratings for Dr. Helen Spenser

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Falsely assessed I did NOT have a disorder that I later did thorough testing to prove I did. Later removed treatment plans instantaneously (cold turkey) due to her false assessment and did not consult a 2nd doctor's opinion, additionally the treatment plans that she removed had zero relevance to my case, and was being further examined by a patient to family doctor relationship, that was not in her right to change by her poor and ignorant false judgement. Later concluded that I likely have Autism, due to the lack of proper communication (which would be reasonable if they symptoms of the withdrawal weren't a huge factor as to why that behavior was portrayed). Then proceeded to ignore the fact that I fit nearly every symptom of the disorder she didn't believe I had, despite having other doctors also believe I have this disorder. Not to mention, the cherry on the cake. I was thrown out of the hospital, with a referral to get tested for Autism (results showed a couple months later that, woah I don't have autism, I have the disorder she falsely assessed I didn't have???) AND begin to experience extreme mental setbacks in my cognitive ability, have motivation, and organize my behavior due to the removal of the prescription given to me that significantly helped me through extremely difficult times, and leaving me worst off since now I ALSO had to recover from a short-long term mental dependence to that drug. Weeks later, I inhibited unusual behavior that caused me to do very unintelligent things in forms of the slightest desperation. This caused me to require more care, and left many doctors I've encountered confused on my situation because of how those symptoms occurred individually. It was later examined that I portrayed depressive behavior whilst having a healthy level of serotonin release and uptake. This further created the belief that perhaps psychotic attributes were involved but later assessed that wasn't the case. Left with no where to start, doctors prescribed me antidepressants in hopes something would change, nothing did. They then proceeded with anti psychotics, still no results. At this point it was established I was not suffering from any clinical illnesses or psychotic disorders. Having no authority over other departments, they gave me motivational advice and sent me home. This all happened before my actual diagnosis that was delayed through Spenser's false assessment. Now that I have been diagnosed, and represcribed what they took me off, it became blatantly obvious that my behaviour was caused by the direct result of a lack of stimulation, rather than lacking the ability to figure out how to properly stimulate, which is now obvious was caused due to the removal of those medications thanks to Dr. Spenser without acknowledging the fact that she had no reason to tamper with it, since my hospitalization with Dr. Spenser was concluded as unnecessary, completely voluntary, and held no danger to society, myself or etc. Basically, my hospitalization was not needed and should have not been implemented to begin with, and my prescription had zero relevance to why I was admitted, and shouldn't have even been modified due to the fact that it takes a large amount of examination to properly treat what it is used for, and should not be messed around with. Additionally, research shows that psychiatrists generally do not have the right to remove stimulant based treatment plans on a newly introduced patient, unless those stimulants clearly indicate the contribution leading the cause to break the safety and security requirements surrounding mental health standards, which was examined to have zero impact on those legislations. To conclude, Dr. Spenser, had caused me to not only not be capable of using the drug that significantly reduced the harsh symptoms caused by what it treated, but to leave me with the effects of prolonged use of that medication to experience severely worst symptoms than before but essentially force me back into a situation I escaped by the skin of my toes with a bleeding stab wound in the center of the scar. And why? Because she thought she had the authority to end a treatment plan I disagreed on ending, and disregarding the credibility of the other doctors' opinions with equal to, if not more experience regarding my treatment plan while refusing to communicate with me since our last encounter, the symptoms I experienced before I was treated, were severely disabling my ability to develop and grow in properly in today's society. What I'm saying is, treatment plans require more cautious and attentive care than what Spenser showcased. She showcased the potential behind a failed course of action and ultimately live a part of my life I can never recover from.

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flag | Submitted April 3, 2018

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good doctor, complicated to get in to see via CHEO intake but once you are there she is especialy good with anxiety and ocd. problem is I think she will retire soon

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Submitted March 2, 2018

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