Wow! What a QUACK! You're not gonna believe this guy! I just went to see a DAN! doctor here in Vancouver. I want to share what happened in hopes that I can save someone else time, money, and effort.
So I get there, and they want my $55 upfront. OK, fine, whatever. That's fair. I go into the doctor's little room and the minute he says "Hi" I can hear it in his voice - phoney as heck and overplaying the nice act. We sit down and he asks why I'm there. I tell him that I'm certain I have SID. He asks very generically, "What's been going on?" I tell him I was diagnosed with TS at age 7, I've always had some serious sensory issues but nobody ever put the pieces together till now, and now I'm starting to have problems severe enough that I have trouble leaving the house. He is totally uninterested in my past medical history - other than wondering if I was sexually abused as a child. He says, "Do you have any MEMORY of being sexually abused as a child?" As if I'm repressing it and may not have a memory of an act that surely happened. I'm stunned at such a irrelevant question and I tell him no, definitely not. He looks at me like he doesn't believe a word I'm saying to him and says, "Well, most people who have problems come on suddenly like this were sexually abused as children." OK, first of all, I told him that this didn't come on suddenly, that I've had problems my whole life. Secondly, WHAT KINDA FREUDIAN CRAP IS THAT??? GIVE ME A BREAK! So he says to try this powder supplement and it might reduce my anxiety. He says, "Other than that, there's nothing more I can do for you. I think you need to see a psychiatrist and get a lot of counselling." WHAT?? Swear to god, the guy is totally convinced I was sexually abused as a kid. I can't even figure out why he thinks this. I said about 5 sentences to him about sensory things that bothered me (traffic, smells, foods), and he is suddenly convinced I was molested. Obviously the man had a Freudian agenda before I even walked into his office. OH! And at one point I told him that I could only eat a few foods, and he actually says, "What does that have to do with anything?" GEEZ! The man knows NOTHING about SID, autism, OCD, nothing! Everyone knows that food is often an issue in all of those things. Unbelievable.
So that was a wasted $55. I'm quite upset about it, kuz I'm very OCD when it comes to spending money.