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Ptsd C&p Exam Next Week

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My appeal is with the DRO, he request a PTSD C & P exam which will be the next week, been in PTSD clinic for Treatment by this condition and with a diagnostic for PTSD since 2008 and still in monthly appoiments.CAB was awarded for receiving multiple blows with IED and RPG attacks in which I was wounded while conducting route clearance missions.My last appointment last week my gaf score was 50, based on this information, what are the chances of winning my appeall? Comments will be welcome

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prietosky - I don't know. For you to appeal you need to have been denied. What did they deny and why??? Please post the decision and the explanation from the "reasons and bases" section of the decision, so we can offer you an informed answer. Thanks!

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My appeal is with the DRO, he request a PTSD C & P exam which will be the next week, been in PTSD clinic for Treatment by this condition and with a diagnostic for PTSD since 2008 and still in monthly appoiments.CAB was awarded for receiving multiple blows with IED and RPG attacks in which I was wounded while conducting route clearance missions.My last appointment last week my gaf score was 50, based on this information, what are the chances of winning my appeall? Comments will be welcome

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Yes PHILIP, i have been denied for PTSD on my first claim and the the desicion was as follow: You were evaluated by the head psychiatrist at VA MEDICAL CENTER PTSD program in 02/04/2008. After said evaluation, the final determination was that your mental disorder is more consistent with the diagnosis of adjusment disorder, anxius symptoms. You meet the DSM IV TR stressor criteria for PTSD, as well as the simptom criteria for persistent reexperiencing the traumatic event. But,you did not fulfill the symptom criteria for persistence avoidance of the stimulus, nor for persistent hyper arousal. The VA examiner noted that you were not observed to become anxious,distressed or depressed when you were relating your experiences in the military service. you did not report feelings of intense fear,helplessness or horror at the time when you experienced the events. After this evaluation you were admited to the program for six months under observations of the symptoms,but not with the diagnosis of PTSD.

After the six months gone, i went in my second evaluation and got my dignostic of PTSD and admited to PTSD clinic in which since that time have been in monthly appoiments with psychiatrist and psychologist and under medications and a lot of grup therapy and DAY hospital treatment. sorry for the long post,but want to be clear in order to get the right answers. THANKS PHILIP and all the forum members.

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Yes PHILIP, i have been denied for PTSD on my first claim and the the desicion was as follow: You were evaluated by the head psychiatrist at VA MEDICAL CENTER PTSD program in 02/04/2008. After said evaluation, the final determination was that your mental disorder is more consistent with the diagnosis of adjusment disorder, anxius symptoms. You meet the DSM IV TR stressor criteria for PTSD, as well as the simptom criteria for persistent reexperiencing the traumatic event. But,you did not fulfill the symptom criteria for persistence avoidance of the stimulus, nor for persistent hyper arousal. The VA examiner noted that you were not observed to become anxious,distressed or depressed when you were relating your experiences in the military service. you did not report feelings of intense fear,helplessness or horror at the time when you experienced the events. After this evaluation you were admited to the program for six months under observations of the symptoms,but not with the diagnosis of PTSD.

After the six months gone, i went in my second evaluation and got my dignostic of PTSD and admited to PTSD clinic in which since that time have been in monthly appoiments with psychiatrist and psychologist and under medications and a lot of grup therapy and DAY hospital treatment. sorry for the long post,but want to be clear in order to get the right answers. THANKS PHILIP and all the forum members.

It appears you may be getting hit with what I like to call Jykle and Hyde theory. In other words you are one person while in therapy and the C&P examiner is saying something else. When you go in for this one this time try and get across to him/her just how this PTSD is affecting you daily. The same way you do with your monthly meetings.

Have you ever seen the reports and what they say.

I was a complete opposite than you I got comfortable to a point with my shrink and while he had me with the DX his opinion was that I wan't that bad. So when I went in for my C&P which was only 40 minutes long his write up left me just a notch below 70% so I ended up with 50% and have had to reevaluate how I look at things.

Funny thing is I now agree with him and do have some strange feelings??? Or should I say thoughts in my head.

I think you just need to be yourself and let them know.

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