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What Type Of Diagnoses Is This


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If you have evidence that you were diagnosed or treated for depression you can file a claim for it. If you have evidence to support a PTSD claim you can file for that. I would file for one or the other whichever I had the strongest case. They will both be rated as mental disorders and they will be rated together under one rating %.

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ertle,

Do you have SMR or Medical Evidence ?

I just noticed your profile shows you are currently 10 %

service connected - what is the 10 % for?

carlie

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ertle,

We are all volunteers here and it might be best to check for

answers 5 or 6 hours after you post, people will chime in.

Please don't keep starting new threads on it so rapidly,

3 of the same kind of question in less then 30 minutes will only confuse things.

Thanks,

carlie

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depressive disorder nos, h/o ptsd

This means that you have a non-specific depressive disorder (nos = not otherwise specified) with a history of ptsd symptomology. You have enough symptoms of depression to warrant notice, but you don't fit neatly into the criteria of one of the adjustment disorders established by the Diagnostic and Statistics Manual, 4th edition.

If you have a diagnosis of ptsd, and a verifiable, in-service stressor, then you can file a claim for that. If you have a diagnosis of a adjustment disorder, and it is either documented to have started while in service, or as secondary to a service connected condition, and a physician has made a written nexus statement regarding the disorder, then you can file a claim for that.

At the current point, you need to develop the diagnosis further, in my opinion. Get a firm diagnosis, then work on the stressor (if needed for ptsd) or the nexus to active duty.

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1. Get a copy of your service medical records. Get a copy of your service personnel records.

2. Go to the public library, read the Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM IV)

3. Read about Depression NOS. Read about PTSD.

5. Go to a doctor, and tell them about your Depression AND your PTSD.

If your service records show mental health problems (medical or personnel), and your civilian records show mental health problems, and your current MH problems relate back to military service, you need to connect the dots, build a bridge from there to here, past to present.

6. Keep asking questions.

7. File a VA Claim.

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