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Thanks, Tbird for moving this to it's own topic.

This got started because I have GERD listed in my medical records. The VA prescribes me Meloxicam for arthritis. This is causing the GERD. The VA prescribes me Omeprazole for the GERD. The question is can an issue such as this that is controlled get one any disability rating? I hope that makes since. 

Okay, broncovet and vetquest, you two seem to have taken, what appears to me, a rather wild tangent. The adjustment disorder is a Secondary Condition due to Chronic Pain that is Service Connected. I really didn't have any trouble getting it. I was seeing a phycologist for pain coping that stated I had some depression. When I went to the C&P Exam I don't remember it lasting long at all. The doctor asked me a couple of questions and he is nodding and agreeing with me. We talked about some of the crappy health care and I mentioned the Durham, NC Pain Clinic and the doctor says don't get me started on them. If you had those problems I am sorry to hear that.

My discharge was Honorable.

The first attached file is from a C&P Exam in 2009.

The second attached file is from a C&P Exam in 2013.

The third attached file is about my ratings.


2018-03-26 VA AXIS III From C&P Exam 2009-07-24 for Hadit.pdf

2018-03-26 VA AXIS III From C&P Exam 2013-07-22 for Hadit.pdf

VA Ratings History.rtf

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Sorry if we went on a tangent there kanewnut.  Adjustment disorder is usually a label they stick on you to deny you benefits.  I was stuck with the label hypochondriasis after eight years in service and a medical discharge and then went on to adjustment disorder and many others before I was diagnosed as PTSD.  The reason I requested your discharge type and years in service etc is that sometimes this can be used to counter an incorrect mental health label from the VA.

I will read your exams. 

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Chronic adjustment disorder , when coupled with depression, anxiety,etc...... is  a ratable SC condition:

Initial Rating for Chronic Adjustment disorder with mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood

In the February 2008 decision on appeal, the Veteran was awarded service connection for chronic adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood, and granted an initial 10 percent rating, effective October 1, 2004.  In a subsequent, June 2009 decision, the Veteran was granted a 70 percent rating, effective June 1, 2009.  The Veteran's chronic adjustment disorder is rated under 38 C.F.R. ง 4.130, Diagnostic Code (DC or Code) 9440.  Under this Code, a 10 percent rating is assigned for a showing of occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms with decreased work efficiency and ability to perform occupational tasks only during periods of significant stress, or if the veteran's symptoms are controlled by continuous medication.  38 C.F.R. ง 4.130, DC 941 (2014).

A 30 percent rating is assigned for occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks (although generally functioning satisfactorily, with routine behavior, self-care, and conversation normal), due to such symptoms as depressed mood, anxiety, suspiciousness, panic attacks (weekly or less often), chronic sleep impairment, and mild memory loss (such as forgetting names, directions, and recent events).  Id.

A 50 percent rating is assigned for occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity due to such symptoms as a flattened affect; circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic attacks more than once a week; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment of short- and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned material, forgetting to complete tasks); impaired judgment; impaired abstract thinking; disturbances of motivation and mood; or difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships.  Id.

A 70 percent rating is assigned for occupational and social impairment, with deficiencies in most areas such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood, due to such symptoms as suicidal ideation; obsessional rituals which interfere with routine activities; speech intermittently illogical, obscure, or irrelevant; near-continuous panic or depression affecting the ability to function independently, appropriately, and effectively; impaired impulse control (such as unprovoked irritability with periods of violence); spatial disorientation; neglect of personal appearance and hygiene; difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances (including work or a work like setting); or the inability to establish and maintain effective relationships.  Id.

Finally, a 100 percent rating is assigned for total occupational and social impairment, due to such symptoms as gross impairment in thought processes or communication; persistent delusions or hallucinations; grossly inappropriate behavior; persistent danger of hurting self or others; intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living (including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene); disorientation to time or place; or memory loss for the names of close relatives, own occupation, or own name.  Id.

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Sorry I didnt get the text pop up ,to make the BVA excerpt more readable and am having problems with posting here.


There are plenty of adjustment disorder claims here under a BVA search:


Reading denied BVA claims is as important as reading the awarded ones.

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@Berta do you have a link to the original you posted above?

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