May 29, 2012

A long waiting list for mental-health services is a major problem facing patients

Published On Mon May 28 2012
Chantaie Allick  |  Toronto Star

Kim Williamson’s 15-year-old son, Austin, has spent a lifetime waiting.

He waited until he was 9 before being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, and an array of related developmental problems — autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, pervasive development disorder not otherwise specified, intermittent explosive disorder.

And it is only now — after a wait that spanned five years — that mother and son are feeling a glimmer of hope for the future.  

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