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C&p Examiner Notes Seem Bad

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I am currentley rated at 100% PTSD 20 % Right Shoulder. I requested P&T after reading the eaminers notes I am concerend should I be ?

Veteran appears stabilized on a consistent medication regimen, and his
participation in treatment as proven to be beneficial overall.
Self-report test scores included BAI = 34, BDI-II = 40, and PCLM = 73.
These scores reflect the occurrence of moderate anxiety, severe depressive
symptoms, and noteworthy PTSD symptomatology. However, veteran's
presentation during the evaluation and the description he provided of
his
day-to-day activities indicated functioning not consistent with the
above-mentioned level of symptoms. Careful scrutiny of this discrepancy
is recommended as a result.

So if I even try to be productive around the house and help out when I can I feel like I will be punshished

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you need to keep in mind, everything you say is being jotted down in the nurse office, doctors office , ect. If you go in thier like your on top of the world, and life is great, they are going to slam you. you are 100 percent. that is serious PTSD. If you dont display serious PTSD, they will take your benefits from you sooner or later. When they ask you how you feel, tell them abt the worst youve felt in the recent past. Did something pop in your head that disturbed you? thats what you want to tell them abt.

The doc who saw you shoulkd know that the medication can give moments of feelings of wellbeing, and as a human being, you are trying to put on your best face, just for your own sense of wellness.

Have you ever thought of keeping a journal. Maybe write down how you feel day to day, and give that to your doc. then they could see the whole picture, not just a 10 minute snapshot of your life.

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Read 38 CFR section 4, 4.10 Functional impairment.

The basis of disability evaluations is the ability of the body as a whole, or of the psyche, or of a system or organ of the body to function under the ordinary conditions of daily life including employment.....

I would not be suprised at all that in your own home, where you feel secure and do not feel a need to be hypervigilant you function better. Make sure when you are talking to your docs they take in account how you function in a tightly controlled evironment (your house) vs uncontrolled environments ( I assume you do worse in situations/environments you do not controll).

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The diagnosis of PTSD is so subjective that (even before the VA's "examiner" gets involved) it's doubtful that any two doctors will completely agree.

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The diagnosis of PTSD is so subjective that (even before the VA's "examiner" gets involved) it's doubtful that any two doctors will completely agree.

yes, they say the shrinks are the craziest people on the planet.

Most believe that EVERYONE has some type of mental illness.

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