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C&p For Ptsd

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I had a C&P for PTSD a few weeks ago. I was under the care of a private shrink in 2004 for about a year and I never told the VA about it.

It was a job related issue and I took a few months off and I needed a medical diagnosis to cover my absence under FMLA.

I was a supervisor and fired someone and he lost his appeal and it was final. This employee had a history or violence and crazy behavior.

He told people he was going to get me. I asked the agency what they would do to protect me and I was told nothing could be done.

I went to the shrink and he put me on Zoloft.

As far as I can remember we never really got into the combat issues. I know it was mentioned but our main focus was on this individual that had threatened me. The shrink said I was suffering from PTSD.

I never mentioned this because I didn't want the VA to say my PTSD was the result of my job. The doctor recommended that I leave my job if at all possible.

I did leave my job a few years later because I could no longer function in a hostile work place.

Bill

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Sounds like then you left your job not due to anything service-connected (by your own words)....are you wondering what to tell the VA now?

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May I ask, what are you service connected for? What was your stressor in the military? If the only stressor you have is in your workplace then you have a big issue.

I'm just confused if your service connected for PTSD already and have an exam for increase or you havn't gotten service connected yet for PTSD.

DH

I had a C&P for PTSD a few weeks ago. I was under the care of a private shrink in 2004 for about a year and I never told the VA about it.

It was a job related issue and I took a few months off and I needed a medical diagnosis to cover my absence under FMLA.

I was a supervisor and fired someone and he lost his appeal and it was final. This employee had a history or violence and crazy behavior.

He told people he was going to get me. I asked the agency what they would do to protect me and I was told nothing could be done.

I went to the shrink and he put me on Zoloft.

As far as I can remember we never really got into the combat issues. I know it was mentioned but our main focus was on this individual that had threatened me. The shrink said I was suffering from PTSD.

I never mentioned this because I didn't want the VA to say my PTSD was the result of my job. The doctor recommended that I leave my job if at all possible.

I did leave my job a few years later because I could no longer function in a hostile work place.

Bill

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Best thing to do is be upfront and honest with the VA. If they find out you're withholding medical evidence you can lose your service connection all together.

DH

I had a C&P for PTSD a few weeks ago. I was under the care of a private shrink in 2004 for about a year and I never told the VA about it.

It was a job related issue and I took a few months off and I needed a medical diagnosis to cover my absence under FMLA.

I was a supervisor and fired someone and he lost his appeal and it was final. This employee had a history or violence and crazy behavior.

He told people he was going to get me. I asked the agency what they would do to protect me and I was told nothing could be done.

I went to the shrink and he put me on Zoloft.

As far as I can remember we never really got into the combat issues. I know it was mentioned but our main focus was on this individual that had threatened me. The shrink said I was suffering from PTSD.

I never mentioned this because I didn't want the VA to say my PTSD was the result of my job. The doctor recommended that I leave my job if at all possible.

I did leave my job a few years later because I could no longer function in a hostile work place.

Bill

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Sounds like then you left your job not due to anything service-connected (by your own words)....are you wondering what to tell the VA now?

Purple,

I left my job because I was having panic attacks, couldn't complete basic tasks, could no longer interact, and I wanted to hurt my bosses, Those were some of the mental issues that I have and I have other health conditions. It was time to go.

Bill

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You said in your initial post that you left your job because you could no longer function in a hostile workplace. I'm just saying that that would have nothing to do with any SC issues (like PTSD) given what you said about the year of seeing a private shrink.

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