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RJALEXJR

Ptsd Claim Guidance... Do I Have A Case?

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:D I'm seeking guidance in pursuing a successful PTSD claim.

My PTSD/Stressors history:

1.) 1985 Ft Bragg, NC while on active duty--Assaulted with a broom handle by a service member leaving me with minor Traumatic Brain Injury, limited Jaw motion (broken Jaw).

Medical records available.

2.) 1990-1991 Desert Shield/Storm-Aviator, with combat & imminent danger flight time. DD214 indicating Desert Shield/Storm and military flight records identifies logged combat flight time.

My first visit (03/09/2010) to VA MH Facility initial counselor results:

Meds = sleep aid prescribed.

1. Axis I = Depression, NOS; r/o PTSD

2. Axis II = deferred

3. Axis III = denied

4. Axis IV = marital & work conflict

5. Axis V = 60 (GAF). My next appointment scheduled on 04/29/2010 with a different counselor.

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I think that you have what is needed for a claim provided you can find a Doc to link your PTSD to service stressor the assault or something that happened to you during your service.

Are you seeing anyone right now? Are you able to work?

Good luck and Welcome to Hadit

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Meds = sleep aid prescribed.

1. Axis I = Depression, NOS; r/o PTSD

2. Axis II = deferred

3. Axis III = denied

4. Axis IV = marital & work conflict

5. Axis V = 60 (GAF). My next appointment scheduled on 04/29/2010 with a different counselor.

RJALEXJR,

Welcome to Hadit.

This report is stating that you have depression Not Otherwise Specified

and to rule out PTSD - (you need more time with a MH doc).

As additional axis information is deferred, is there any narrative or opinion that states

the reason (nexus) for your depression?

This report has not provided and/or diagnosed PTSD and specified a nexus for the condition.

I suggest that, as you continue to receive treatment and therapy for MH issues,

you request your providers to add into the progress notes that, it is OK for ROI

(Release of Information)

to provide you copies of all of your MH medical records.

About once a month, (perhaps more often, depending on how often you go for MH services)

stop by ROI and get copies of your medical records.

I also suggest finding out where your closest Vet Center is located and paying them a visit

to see if they have any services they can provide that maybe beneficial to your needs.

jmho,

carlie

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