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Filed A Claim Without Ptsd Diagnosis

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jjmd

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Hello, first of all I thank everyone's willingness to share their experiences with the VA.

9 months ago, I filed claims for PTSD, headache, Panic attacks, and depression. I have been battling this issues for three years Hoping that they go away. However, I became exhausted and lead to the filing.

at one point I went the an emergency room(civilian) because I was extremely depressed. They did not know what caused it because i did not tell them about PTSD problem. I just told them relationship problem with my wife. ( I thought PTSD issue will keep me from getting a government job down the road).

I also went to the VA emergency room and told the doctor about my panic attacks. He told me it was a natural response to a stressful memory and told me ways to calm myself down. However, I never went on any treatments or seen counseling by anyone because I was just depressed and doing self medication route.

Recently I had a C&P examination and here is my diagnosis

diagnosis 1: Posttramautic Stress Disorder, Chronic

Axis Category I

diagnosis 2: Depressive disorder

Axis category I

Axis II - medical diagnosis : headaches, panic attacks

Axis IV: marital problems, employment problems

Axis V GAF 52

I was also found incompetent to manage my financial affairs

My question is even though the C&P examiner diagnosed me with the conditions, does not having enough medical (except going to the emergency room on two different occasions) and treatment record affects my ratings?

It is acceptable to file for PTSD beforehand without being diagnosed ?

I haven't worked in three years, I quest a good government job in three months because of my condition also my marriage ended, what kind of evidence should i send the VA about my employment and marital problems? should I wait for their request or I should just send the documents now?

thank your for your replies

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