Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery”instead of ‘I have a question.
Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
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I'm not at all sure that the PD I was given in 1974 conformed to DSM I/II or any other diagnostic manual of that time. I have been unable to determine what was used to define the type of PD I was given.
My PD read thusly: "Personality Disorder, Inadequate type, associated with inadequate educational experience."
As far as I can dissern today, it does not conform to the DSM IV. Does this fact give me any grounds to reopen a claim since my current psychiatrist has stated in my medical records in the progress notes, that she can not see, by her own observations, medical records, and from results of a MMPI-II test, that I do not have any know personality disorder that she knows of.
It is said that, Personality disorders are long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors and as far as I can find out, their is no cure, although psychotheripy and medication can supposedly lesson the symptoms.
I their is no cure and I'm told I don't have one now, Then how could I have had a PD in the first place?
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