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Va Psychiatrist Diagnosis, (Is It Enough For Approval)


Jesuslives316

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so I've searched these forums. And I have not found any forums relating to this topic. I recently went for a comp and pen exam after filing a claim for PTSD. I have the stressor and nexus easy, but my concern is that I haven't gone to any ptsd counseling at the VA. The VA psychologist at the c and p said that I have PTSD which meets criteria under dsm4 and dsm5. So I have the copy of her exam from Roi. I haven't been to any PTSD treatment through the VA. Will her report be enough to get me a percentage. I also have a history of depression, which is a symptom of ptsd. and it is well stated in my PTSD diagnosis exam from the psychiatrist. I have a history of medication that I've been taking for the depression and I would like to know if I will get approved for PTSD or depression. I can supply more info once the forum gets rolling, thankyou

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I think you will get connected for PTSD as well. Then you need to go to work on getting your percentage increased. You can do this via treatment records and records of worsening condition. For instance, if you can't keep a job due to PTSD that would be a big factor in getting substantial rating.

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"I would like to know if I will get approved for PTSD or depression."

Did you formally claim both the PTSD and the depression as due to your service?

VA will only rate one MH disability for comp.It pays to claim any theory for a basis of entitlement.

Is the depression (documented via private treatment records) due to the PTSD or to your stressor?

With 70 % SC now, are you able to work?

Can you give us a breakdown of what the 70% is for?

Can you raise other theories of entitlement in addition to the PTSD claim, that perhaps another SC has caused the depression?

Then again, if you have the VA DX (which you do) of PTSD, and a provable stressor...I would think VA could consider all of the private depression treatment records you have, as due to the PTSD.

Have you gone to our PTSD forum here? The PTSD criteria changed in 2010.

DO you get SSDI and is it solely for SC disabilities? Or for a potential SC disability such as the depression or PTSD?

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The only downside I see to not having prior treatment or diagnosis of PTSD is that your effective date might be the date of your C&P-since that was the date of diagnosis.

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