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Just Finished C&p Exam (Ptsd)


hubbardsw

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I just finished my C&P Exam a couple hours ago and I was a little surprised. I recently retired from the Marine Corps and had already had been diagnosed with PTSD with depressive features from a civilian provider (GAF 50/65), what ever that means. I was nervous going into the exam. As soon as she met with me she asked if I had "ever done this before" and I explained to her I have already been receiving treatment weekly/bi-weekly for PTSD. She seemed surprised (I had already sent the VA my records from the other provider and I thought they would have sent them to her to review) She was pleasant and explained that it should only take about 30 min. She asked me a little about my background as a child, my military career (Job, Deployment, Ect) and a little about post military. She asked me I had seen combat and a little about it. She did not try and pry into anything (I really didn't feel like digging into it again) I saw or did in Iraq and really only spent a few minutes on the subject. I talked about the issues I was having, anxiety, anger, unable to deal with crowds, driving , family, ect. She asked me if I thought I had PTSD and I explained to her, at first I really didn't know much about it, and was taught as a Marine to "suck it up and deal with it" I just knew I have a problem and need help. i told her my other civilian provider diagnosed me with PTSD. She asked about my current work and I explained I hate it and wanted to quit. She agreed the current line of work was probably not the best. The whole appt was maybe 30-40 min, with her mostly just listening and taking a few notes.
At the end she explained she was also diagnosing me with PTSD with depression although not debilitating. She said I definitely have problems but she wasn't afraid I couldn't' function at all or I would go get arrested tomorrow.
I was just a little surprised how laid back and quick the whole thing was.
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Good luck to you with your claim and your treatment.

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