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I was rated at 50% service connected Traumatic Stress Disorder after a severe TBI injury in which I was assaulted with a blunt object knocking me unconscious for several minutes. It was really bad and my head had a severe contusing and I still have the scarring to this day. Since I have been having progressively diminution cognitive issues as well as migraines and more recently been diagnosed to be bipolar which I had no issues before the incident. However, my confusion comes at why I was rate as a Traumatic Stress Disorder and not Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Like they essentially are the same thing and the symptoms did not occur until after the incident meaning that it is "Post." This is extremely confusing to me as I have no explanation as to why. I can't even find anything in the Schedule Rating documentation. I really would like read up on it but I cannot. Please shed some light if you can.
The Veteran is SC'd for TBI. A VA sleep study indicated central sleep apnea. Assuming a nexus has been medically determined between the TBI and the central sleep apnea: Questions: 1) Is central sleep apnea (CSA) a separate ratable neurologic brain disorder apart from TBI or is it rolled into the TBI rating? and, 2) While obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is considered and rated as a respiratory condition, why is that the same for CSA, which has it's etiology associated with an organic brain dysfunction?, Should CSA be considered a "chronic sleep impairment" to be rated analogous to a sleep impairment a mental health condition like PTSD, depression or an anxiety disorder etc. might cause? ( 6847) Sleep Apnea Syndromes (Obstructive, Central, Mixed)