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Quibley

Neuropsychological Testing

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About a month ago I had a C&P exam with a MES doctor for TBI, I do not yet know the results of that exam. The following week, I had a MES clinical psychologist (Ph.D.) conduct a PTSD evaluation. At the end of the C&P she told me that I definitely had PTSD and in addition, because of some of the answers I gave her about being overwhelmed sometimes with multiple tasks, and being very sensitive and uncomfortabel to light, she was reccomending a neurological exam. To that I replied to her that I just had a TBI C&P and I thought that was that. Well, I called the VA 1-800 number today and the VSR told me that they were still waiting on the results from the two C&P's. I thought that was a little strange so I called MES and the woman told me that the shrink I had seen had advised that I undergo neuropsychological testing.

Can anyone explain to me the need or reasoning behind that, and, what kind of testing that entails?

Thanks,

Quibley

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It's been a month since my PTSD C&P. I have heard nothing so I called the 1-800 number and they confused the hell out of me. I called MES and they said they will be scheduling my testing.

I have no frigging idea what kind of testing they mean. For one month, VA and MES have been sitting with with their thumb up their ass.

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I had a nero test before I filed my claim. But even my doctor that got the results rebutted the testing itself and said that she doesnt give them much creditbility. Kinda messed up how long it takes them to schedule stuff. I did my tbi exam nero testing went to rater than sent back for a PTSD exam. How did your ptsd exam did they already have your stresser verified?

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Have an update for you: Yesterday's call to MES seems to have shaken a few trees. I got a call from the office of the contracted doctor that gave me my PTSD C&P evaluation. They informed that I will take two tests: the Weshsler Memory Scale (WMS-IV) and the Weshsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS). They said that once I complete the two tests, the Doctor I saw will forward my evaluation to VA. Cool beans.

By the way, at the same time I was on hold for MES, I got a call from Social Security and they informed me that my SSDI claim for PTSD and depression was approved. The lady on the phone had one question for me however, she stated that the private shrink that I saw for my PTSD evaluation last November had some questions as to my ability to handle my own finances. She then asked me if I had been handling my own finances. I stated "yes." She asked me if I had any examples, I said, "well, I get 10% from the VA for tinnitus and I haven't had any problems managing that." (I really didn't know what to say, the only thing I could think of was the VA check since it's my only income) Well, my answer must have been satisfactory because she told that was good enough and that I would be getting a check in few weeks. Cool beans x2.

I guess this means that if and when I receive an award for PTSD I'm going to have some competency issues. Is there anything I can do now to prepare for that?

I wanted all of you to know that before I recently became a member of hadit.com, I had been lurking as a guest for a quite a long time and I have been using a lot of your advice and suggestions for my VA and SSDI claims. I want to say thanks a lot. I currently live in VA homeless housing and this will really help me.

You guys (and gals) are the best.

Thanks again,

Quibley

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I called MES again today, and they've scheduled me to take the Weshsler Memory Scale (WMS-IV) and the Weshsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) on March 11. It will probably take a week or so before all the info is included with the original PTSD C&P and forwarded to the VARO. There is nothing more for me to submit to VA other than maybe an IU application.

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