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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Gaf Results


I know many say the GAF is not important, but this is my point, two the same day, different opinion


Axis I

Depression, NOS Whats NOS mean


R/0 Bipolar Disorder


No Diagnosis

Axis Three


Didn't list IV

GAF 46

Done by social worker

Axis I


Anxiety NOS (consider PTSD)

II Deferred


IV occupational-severe-Health-moderate;financial-severe

Done by DR

Also AIM was done, with all nones

Whats your opinion of these GAF's, I know that many will say no bearing

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Looking at my full write ups, and the upcoming C&P, I don't feel very secure

I am not very verbal, and real cooperate, and that going to cost me

Plus why would the Dr show a lack of improvement , its her clinic

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pete53 gave you some good advice yesterday. i agree with him,you need to unwind a tad and let the va tell you something before you twist yourself any tighter. all this worrying is not affecting anyone but you,the va is making a decision and after that decision is made,then you can make a plan of attack. the way it is,you are attacking an invisible enemy, you are second guessing your docs,raters,everyone and they have not rendered decision one yet.

calm down a peg or two, asking a lot of questions about a non decision is wearing you down.

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ok, its hard to do, maybe I can go to sleep until next Thursday

Not a chance, I will be lucky to get a few hours

I know you all are right, but wow

I guess I wish I never started this.

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You are going to be just fine. Don't worry so much.

Wait until you have something to worry about.

That is what my doctor has been telling me for 30 years. Has it worked? Absolutely not.

I looked and in Axis 11. I do not see a Personality Disorder, so you are sitting pretty.

The NOS means Not Otherwise Specfied. Just a term to say nothing. It does not add or take

away from your illness. It really just means you have Depression, but not any particular name

of one. Does that make sense. I am sure it doesn't.

Hope this helps you.


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Thank you Josephine

I am trying to chill, this is so stressful for me

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