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  1. So I went to release of records and I got my c n p exam notes . it's States. Based upon direct evaluation and review of the veterans service treatment records DSM-5 diagnosis of other specified trauma or stressor related disorder is provided. The trauma is.....(goes into my specific trauma) this diagnosis is a clarification of the adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood assigned in service My questions is what diagnosis will I be service connected for?/ did the examiner provide the diagnosis for the OSTRD? I know ultimately the raters decide but from the examiners opinion do you think she's implying service connection.
  2. So I went to release of records and I got my c n p exam notes . it's States. Based upon direct evaluation and review of the veterans service treatment records DSM-5 diagnosis of other specified trauma or stressor related disorder is provided. The trauma is.....(goes into my specific trauma) this diagnosis is a clarification of the adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood assigned in service My questions is what diagnosis will I be service connected for?/ did the examiner provide the diagnosis for the OSTRD? I know ultimately the raters decide but from the examiners opinion do you think she's implying service connection?
  3. Hi everyone this is my first time posting but i’ve been reading things on here for a few months now. I have my disability claim in and i’ve gone through my c&p exam and it’s still pending. But my question is simply if the doctor diagnoes you with something other then you put on your claim do you have to make a new one to get rated for that diagnosis? Edit: ok so to explain more i put in for anxiety even though i was suffering from other symptom while in the military aftrr my c&p the doctor said i have schizophrenia and happened while in service. So do i now have to re submit for schizophrenia?
  4. Greetings, This is my first time posting here and I am trying to get a definitive answer on a question I have had on my mind for awhile. I filed a claim with the VA for PTSD and related anxiety and depression 2/13 and am scheduled for a C&P in a week. My symptoms have been gradually getting worse over the years and I finally reached out for help. Not getting too in depth about my personal struggle my background is that I was a USN FMF Hospital Corpsman with a combat rotation in Iraq at a field hospital in 2005. I am not worried about my stressor being conceded, but I DO NOT have a current diagnosis from the VA for PTSD. I was seen on active duty in 2006 for anxiety and prescribed medication however I have not gone to the VA for mental health issues. I am currently being seen at the local Vet Center by a therapist and currently attend a weekly PTSD group. Because my C&P is in a week I do not have time to be seen by a VA Psychologist but could go to the PET clinic for emergency medications and be seen by a Psychiatrist . My question is, do I need a current diagnosis from a VA mental health MD? Will a diagnosis/referral from my Vet Center therapist suffice? I am asking this because, through reading online about this process, I have received two contradictory answers to these questions. I have read that during my C&P the examining VA doctor will assign a diagnosis at that time. Is this accurate? Will the C&P examiner diagnosis PTSD and will that be enough to satisfy the criteria of needing a current PTSD diagnosis? If not, please provide any advise/information that will be useful for me going forward with my claim. Thank you for your help and I appreciate all the advise and stories I have read on these boards, it is nice to know I am not alone. -Sam
  5. Today both my PTSD due to MST and my Major Depression claims were denied. I had my C&P on 12/17/2015. I picked up my exam notes from the records department of my local CBOC where the exam had been held, and just a few minutes later my MST coordinator called to tell me of my denial. I checked e-Benefits and it has already been finalized with notification letter sent. The C&P examiner did several things I find fishy and that I was uncomfortable with during the exam, and then apparently diagnosed me as Borderline Personality Disorder and reported that I don't have PTSD. I had been diagnosed with PTSD by different (civilian)doctors in both 2006 and in 2014. I am very upset by this because in her report, she states that I meet all the criteria, but that she won't count the D and E criteria because she thinks it fits better with a BPD diagnosis. I have no idea how or why she made this determination. She said my symptoms were "long-standing." Well, yes, they were, because the stressor that caused my PTSD occured 17 years ago. This is what her notes said when she denied that I have PTSD. “The Veteran is reporting an alleged sexual assault during her time in the Army that would meet Criterion A and reporting symptoms consistent with criteria B, C, F, G, and H. However, her reported mood symptoms, anxiety, impulsivity, substance use, irritability and angry outbursts, risky behaviors, risky sexual behaviors, and social and occupational are better accounted for by her BPD diagnosis.” “The symptoms she is reporting that would meet PTSD criteria D & E are better accounted for by her BPD diagnosis, appear to be long-standing and more of a characterological nature.” I don't feel comfortable at this time sharing more of her C&P notes. It is still too fresh for me. I am trying to figure out what my next step will be...filing for an appeal or a reconsideration. Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated.
  6. I have a claim in process (Gathering Evidence), with 7 individual disabilities. My question: If the private treatment/clinical records from my HMO show additional disabilities not listed in my claim, will the VA Representative who is reviewing those HMO records, place them into my VA claim for rating? Example: I did not put in my claim Hearing Loss, MDD, Strokes-but they ARE in my medical records. I see now that I should have requested a VSR-my loss. Stationed in Thailand 1966-1969 Any help greatly appreciated!
  7. Hello all! While I have referenced these forums before while filling out my paperwork, I haven't used them. My husband had his c&p exam today. I could use a little advice and perspective. We submitted the ptsd claim paperwork in January. [After much encouragement.] My husband is unable to maintain work, has difficulty in all social situations, has regular mood swings, trouble with anger, nightmares to name a few, very regular symptoms. Today, he had his c&p exam and I wasn't sure about the whole experience. The curator was gruff and very short. He told me that he needed to speak to my husband alone. [which I respected, assuming he would need to speak to me afterwards] My husband was with him for about 10-15 minutes. When my husband came back into the room he was really shaken. I understand this exam can be difficult, but my husband isn't very easily shaken. He was sweating, I mean like a lot. I realized after a few minutes that we were excused, the curator never came back into the waiting room. I asked the woman behind the desk to speak with him and he came into the waiting room to talk to me. [luckily there wasn't anyone else there] I could barely get out the things I wanted to make sure he knew. [Like the fact that my husband has such restless sleep that I have to sometimes lean on his chest while he is asleep until he calms down] Things my husband wouldn't know to tell him. He basically told me that my husband has severe depression. That we need to call the va to get him on different medication and they can look at his notes on the record. I understand that they have to be through to ensure they are giving to those who need it, I couldn't help but feel like this guy brushed us off. I couldn't get a whole sentence out. I am not a psychologist and I don't mean to questions someone who does this for a living but I am pretty sure my husband has ptsd not just depression, from all of the things I have read. My question is, is it common for the va to diagnose depression instead of ptsd? Is this how most c&p exams go? Also, do we have to fill out a second claim now for the depression? Thank you all for your help. This has been quite a process. I just want to make sure that my husband is able to get help and is taken care of in case anything were to ever happen to me. Thank you!
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