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Can someone help me out in what to expect from such an exam...

I am currently service connected for some gulf war presumptive issues and have some other presumptive issues on appeal (sleep disturbances, chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain). Last I heard was that my appeal was getting ready to be shipped off to DC and now comes this mental health exam c&p out of nowhere? Any info/assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Go to the exam! The shrink may ask you a lot of questions about your childhood, teenage years, home life, drug use or trouble with the law. What to keep in mind is that you were fine until the military and now you are disabled. Don't let them go on a fishing trip through your life before the military. If they ask you if you feel depressed tell the truth. Don't hold back negative feelings. Just dress and behave like you normally do. Don't try to make yourself worse or better than you are.

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Do you have a MH claim in ?

Have any of your medical providers mentioned PTSD, Depression,

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, etc . . and if yes did they relate them to

something in your records from active duty or if the condition is

secondary to a SC'd condition/s ?

Can someone help me out in what to expect from such an exam...

I am currently service connected for some gulf war presumptive issues and have some other presumptive issues on appeal (sleep disturbances, chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain). Last I heard was that my appeal was getting ready to be shipped off to DC and now comes this mental health exam c&p out of nowhere? Any info/assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Thank you Carlie and John for the responses. I definitely will be going to the exam, it's just that the mental health exam came out of left field.

I don't have any mental health claims in and no medical provider has brought up the possibility of ptsd or anything else like that. Do you think that someone might be trying to see if the sleep disturbances, chronic fatigue and pain issues might be due to something like ptsd?

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Thank you Carlie and John for the responses. I definitely will be going to the exam, it's just that the mental health exam came out of left field.

I don't have any mental health claims in and no medical provider has brought up the possibility of ptsd or anything else like that. Do you think that someone might be trying to see if the sleep disturbances, chronic fatigue and pain issues might be due to something like ptsd?

Could be

9422 Pain disorder

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Thanks Carlie. I guess I will find out soon enough. My appointment is next week and I have a feeling it's going to be very interesting.

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