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Cm Burns

Nexus Letter

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I wanted ask you guys opinion of my nexus. I just got it today from My doctor. I will give you a brief and you tell me if the strength of it is sufficient.

Thnx in advance.

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treated for ptsd and depression as a result of a military sexual trama that occured shortly after she entered the army, as well as several which occured later.

GAF -- 48

Has symptons, including intrusive memories, physical reactions, flashbacks, and distress when something reminds her of the events; avoidance symptoms, including numbness, and a sense of foreshortened future; and arousal symptoms, including difficulty falling or staying asleep. also has irritability with difficulty concentrating. Other symptoms mentioned were hypervigilance and an exaggerated startle reflex.

Mentioned my panic attacks and said how they make it hard for me to come to appiontments ect. He closed by saying that my symptoms do affect me in my every day life.

I wanted to get you guys opinion of how you think it would help my case.

... If you remember i mentioned my military records being lost and so I am having to do what ever I can to prove my case to them. My doctor said my info is also very well documetned in my file.

Any info is appreciated. I do realize there are no guarantee's but I am just wanted to do the best I can to get things done.

Thnx in advance.

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The problem will boil down to having verifiable stressor I think. Who knows since maybe the VARO will accept what the C&P doctor says and go with it?

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I wanted ask you guys opinion of my nexus. I just got it today from My doctor. I will give you a brief and you tell me if the strength of it is sufficient.

Thnx in advance.

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treated for ptsd and depression as a result of a military sexual trama that occured shortly after she entered the army, as well as several which occured later.

GAF -- 48

Has symptons, including intrusive memories, physical reactions, flashbacks, and distress when something reminds her of the events; avoidance symptoms, including numbness, and a sense of foreshortened future; and arousal symptoms, including difficulty falling or staying asleep. also has irritability with difficulty concentrating. Other symptoms mentioned were hypervigilance and an exaggerated startle reflex.

Mentioned my panic attacks and said how they make it hard for me to come to appiontments ect. He closed by saying that my symptoms do affect me in my every day life.

I wanted to get you guys opinion of how you think it would help my case.

... If you remember i mentioned my military records being lost and so I am having to do what ever I can to prove my case to them. My doctor said my info is also very well documetned in my file.

Any info is appreciated. I do realize there are no guarantee's but I am just wanted to do the best I can to get things done.

Thnx in advance.

Have you had continuous treatment since leaving the military. Also, you should give the VARO a copy of all treatment records from whoever provided you treatment. If you have friends/family that you told what happened get them to write supporting letter. As john said you will have to prove what happened and that it happened in service, so give them everything you can.

JMO,

Bergie

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Have you had continuous treatment since leaving the military. Also, you should give the VARO a copy of all treatment records from whoever provided you treatment. If you have friends/family that you told what happened get them to write supporting letter. As john said you will have to prove what happened and that it happened in service, so give them everything you can.

JMO,

Bergie

I didnot tell a lot of people about what happened. no

No I have only recently started treatment through the screening at the va.. They diagnosed me after failing a screening and I had not been treated before.

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I didnot tell a lot of people about what happened. no

No I have only recently started treatment through the screening at the va.. They diagnosed me after failing a screening and I had not been treated before.

"I did not tell alot of people about what happened"

CM,

If it's possible to locate any of these people they could provide important witness statements as to any changes in you that occurred after the incidents.

JMO,

Bergie

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cm,

I'm on a different computer today and don't have access to certain features

right now.

I feel you might want to pull up the Court case of Patton v West for your PTSD/MST research.

carlie

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