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PIP/ESA - if you use medical terms to describe your symptoms?

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nightmare57

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If you use medical terms to describe your symptoms, such as anhedonia, flat effect, apathy, delusions, tardive dyskinesia and you fill the forms in independently or with help from friends/family would this be contrived that you are articulate and have a good understanding of you illness to the assessor this denying you an award. If the same symptoms were written by a CPN or support worker would they be taken more seriously by the assessor as they use that terminology more often, something which the assessor might be able to relate too. Maybe thick if the client is writing clinical terminology they've read too much into the condition?
 
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Just because you have MH issues does not mean you are illiterate. A large amount of medical staff also suffer MH issues . Intelligence has nothing to do with MH. I wrote all the medical terms for my illnesses but also put a few lines as to how it affected me in case the assesor had not heard of them and I got my PIP
 
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