Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery”instead of ‘I have a question.
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I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
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I was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder by two psychiatrists. I didn't like the first psychiatrist because she wanted to up my meds and I felt they weren't working and making me a zombie.
My question is, should I include her diagnosois and reports (even though there are errors on it and she didn't even put her full signature block as an MD) when I file or only the current one I am seeing?
Thanks you in advance!
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I would only file probative or favorable evidence. Just because she didn't sign it doesn't mean anything. As for the meds, take what you need and leave the others. Nothing says you have to take "al
Since you have not filed a claim yet, you need to read the PTSD 2010 regulations in our PTSD forum here. The VA will not accept a PTSD diagnosis from a non VA shrink. Is one of the psychiatrists y
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