Not spastic(now called cerebral palsy) but


Due to certain problems in school I have a vague memory of being tested at Great Ormond street,when I was 6, to see if I was,what was then called, spastic.
The tests were negative but cerebral palsy is an extreme form of disability and I don’t think other problems were assessed for.
Obviously something had to be up for the school to recommend my being assessed but after the negative assessment my parents didn’t pursue things further.
Given untreated problems and negative peer reactions it is perhaps not surprising that I went on to develop a serious/severe mental illness
A more holistic approach to psychiatry might have looked for/picked up things in the early stages of my psychiatric journey and provided more appropriate help.


Heard if a child does not need braces on their leg CP is ruled out.