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jfrei

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When it asks if the doctor can differentiate between mental diagnosises is that a good sign? I keep being told you can only have one MH rating which is why my PTSD/TBI are combined he said my chronic adjustment disorder is seperate, so what happens to my one rating? 

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Jfrei- I think one answer to your question is to look at the credentials of the individual making the diagnosis. An LCSW would not be able to make a "diagnosis" . A "LCP" can.

"Doctor" at the VA is often someone with a "Ph.D" in their field of study, NOT a medical doctor. Medical doctors as we all know have "M.D." after their names. The one rating may be a separate issue for the  Chronic Adjustment Disorder. and rated as such. 

Hope this helps and not confuses. 

L

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I read my DBQ he said he is able to differentiate  between the mental DX by symptoms but not able to show but he's not able to differentiate the level impairment for occupational is due to my TBI or my MH diagnosis. Now the second sounds like they can lump together? He listed the symptoms for each seperate dx I thought I was going to be safe....

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