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Mh Claim Secondary To Knee Disability

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Hey all,

Went to a C@P for a claim of PTSD secondary to a 40% disability on my kness. The diagnosis is from two outside Doctors (pschycologist and a MH Cousellor) and is supported by the administration of a MPII2 as well as a PAI. When I went to my C+P the Pschyciatrist spoke to me for about 20 minutes. I handed her a evaluation from my civilian Pschycologist that he diagnosed severe PTSD. However she read the letter and stated "Your Doctor is wrong you have "Adjustment Disorder". I returned to my civilian Pschycologist and told him what she had diagnosed and he blew through the roof. He asked if she administered any tests and I replied no she talked to me about 20 minutes. He is now in the process on writting a rebutal letter to the VA on this issue. The event was NOT combat related. However it is related to my current disability as I was forced out of work due to my disability and the stress involved with being out of work due to my disability as well as the chronic pain I was in as well as the hardship due to the insuing economic hardships. I strongly believe that there is a issue here due to homicidal idealations, suicidal idealations, recurring panic attacks as well as emotional outburts at anything regarding the Post Office where I was taunted and attacked for days and had a total mental breakdown. I am currently taking 250 mg per day and 1,5 mg xanax and 50 mg Trazadone due to sleep issues. I have been directed to apply for diasability with my employer as it is felt that if I returned I may well commit acts of violence up to and including murder. I have one Doctor that fells that my ability to work at all is impossible as i am no longer able to deal with any stressor without reacting by violence. I am sorry for posting this in so many words but I am curious

1. Is there a case here

2. why did she without any testing deciede upon Adjustment disorder

3. When shown medical evidence and test results showing severe PTSD she ignored that evidence by saying "Your Doctor is wrong

4. IF I was sent to a C+P then the VA must have at least some idea that this is a disability issue as my file ws in the rating board just before the C+P was ordered.

5. All test results and medical evidence was sent to the VA and all agree this is related to my knees as a secondary MH issue.

6 Most of all I am just scared as I have not left my house except for medical and MH appointments or shopping which is extremely difficult for me and am often forced to wait outside in the car while my wife and kids do the shopping.

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Hey all,

Went to a C@P for a claim of PTSD secondary to a 40% disability on my kness. The diagnosis is from two outside Doctors (pschycologist and a MH Cousellor) and is supported by the administration of a MPII2 as well as a PAI. When I went to my C+P the Pschyciatrist spoke to me for about 20 minutes. I handed her a evaluation from my civilian Pschycologist that he diagnosed severe PTSD. However she read the letter and stated "Your Doctor is wrong you have "Adjustment Disorder". I returned to my civilian Pschycologist and told him what she had diagnosed and he blew through the roof. He asked if she administered any tests and I replied no she talked to me about 20 minutes. He is now in the process on writting a rebutal letter to the VA on this issue. The event was NOT combat related. However it is related to my current disability as I was forced out of work due to my disability and the stress involved with being out of work due to my disability as well as the chronic pain I was in as well as the hardship due to the insuing economic hardships. I strongly believe that there is a issue here due to homicidal idealations, suicidal idealations, recurring panic attacks as well as emotional outburts at anything regarding the Post Office where I was taunted and attacked for days and had a total mental breakdown. I am currently taking 250 mg per day and 1,5 mg xanax and 50 mg Trazadone due to sleep issues. I have been directed to apply for diasability with my employer as it is felt that if I returned I may well commit acts of violence up to and including murder. I have one Doctor that fells that my ability to work at all is impossible as i am no longer able to deal with any stressor without reacting by violence. I am sorry for posting this in so many words but I am curious

1. Is there a case here

2. why did she without any testing deciede upon Adjustment disorder

3. When shown medical evidence and test results showing severe PTSD she ignored that evidence by saying "Your Doctor is wrong

4. IF I was sent to a C+P then the VA must have at least some idea that this is a disability issue as my file ws in the rating board just before the C+P was ordered.

5. All test results and medical evidence was sent to the VA and all agree this is related to my knees as a secondary MH issue.

6 Most of all I am just scared as I have not left my house except for medical and MH appointments or shopping which is extremely difficult for me and am often forced to wait outside in the car while my wife and kids do the shopping.

Don't get all bunched up on this issue........you are claiming a secondary MH issue due to your SC'd conditions. It really does not matter whether the VA calls it PTSD, AD , Mood disorder, the bottom line will be, will it be SC'd and will you get a proper rating out of it. IMO, this should be your focus regardless of what the doctors squabble about the label that it should be headed under.

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Hey all,

Went to a C@P for a claim of PTSD secondary to a 40% disability on my kness. The diagnosis is from two outside Doctors (pschycologist and a MH Cousellor) and is supported by the administration of a MPII2 as well as a PAI. When I went to my C+P the Pschyciatrist spoke to me for about 20 minutes. I handed her a evaluation from my civilian Pschycologist that he diagnosed severe PTSD. However she read the letter and stated "Your Doctor is wrong you have "Adjustment Disorder".

dittybopper,

What does your medical evidence state is the reason, cause, nexus of your "PTSD" ?

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