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These are from my MHP session. First visit with psychiatrist and perscribed effexior and remeron for depression. What if anything do these codes mean?

Asst Axis I MDD recurrent

II None

III see above

IV Chronic pain physical problems

V 50

Thanks in advance


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Just a Guess:

Asst Axis I. MDD Recurrent. ( Diagnosed you with a continuing Major Depressive Disorder

II. None. (No other mental health disorders diagnosed).

III. See above. (Probably a response relating to a question regarding patient with more than one mental disorder).

IV. 50. (GAF score).

The above seems to kind of follow DBQ for mental health disorders. Again, my responses are just a guess.

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Correction to my response:

IV. Chronic pain physical disorder. (Cause of your mental disorder).

V. 50. (GAF score).

Sorry for the error.

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Thanks Georgiapapa.

I thought i saw something like that in a DBQ but wasn't sure if this ment anything especially the GAF score thing. Been trying to get my mind straight because it's driving my wife crazy also with my mood swings and depression. The phyc's at the va have been very helpful and are working with me to try to get me back to the way i use to be. It's just this damn pain everyday can and will get to you. I just don't want my family to get hurt by my actions both at home and at work. Anyway, thanks for the insight.


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You are welcome.

It sounds like you are doing the right thing to deal with the issues caused by your military experiences. if you are not already doing so, try to include your wife in some of your sessions with your MH counselor. It will not only help her understand exactly what you are going through but it may help her with issues she may be having dealing with your mood swings and depression.

Also, if you haven't are ready done so, try to get your PCP or MH counselor to arrange it so you can see a pain management specialist who can work with you on a regular basis and keep your pain under control and improve your quality of life as much as possible.


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Thanks again for the encouragement and info. My phycolagist and my psychiatrist both talked to my wife over the phone. She hates going to the VA as much as I do. Mabe even more LOL. She's just glad that i gave in and admitted that mabe there's something going on with me. She is affraid to get in the car with me and has even threatened to jump out because of my angry driving. I have a hard time dealing with stupid people!!!!!! LOL I just stay at the house as much as i can. As far as the pain management or physical theropy i Cant' do what they try to do to me. The last time i cryed like a baby so he stopped. I don't know anymore!! I just have to keep my job going and take care of my family.

Thanks so much,


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You are welcome Eric. Just take it one step at a time. Set reasonable goals and do as much you can do.

Again, good luck to you.

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