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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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jamesriley1990

VA Psychologist not reporting

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Reluctantly I have been seeking treatment at the VA for my PTSD.  I was reading over the notes of my psychologist and she did a PTSD screening of me and she is misreporting or not reporting things that I stated during our last session. I told her that I was having nightmares about being in the military and that all I could remember was I was feeling scared and angry and during recent events, I felt as if I was reliving my past experiences. What can I do in this situation? 

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So I stopped going to the VA and they referred me to our vet center here in NE.  I had an issue with the doctor kept saying on we can cure your PTSD, ok.  Tried it for 6 months and had no changes, but did have a very hard time at work, because they wanted me at the VA a lot.  

After going to the vet center, they had counselors who had dealt with veterans with PTSD.  They would listen and not just try to fix something that is beyond repair.  They did give some good advice on how to deal with situations when they happen, and to meditate into a better place.  So they gave me tools to deal with my PTSD.  

Just remember you have other options, but they don't always tell you that.

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I would confront the Dr or the L.C.S.W. therapist face to face next appointment , make copies if what they mention to you in your last appointment with them.( off myhealthvet notes)..and say I don't recall you mention this Dr ? ...if you did I must not heard you  can you explain this ?

Next time you see this Dr  or L,C,S,W, Therapist  you may want to ask them about what they said   in your last appointment. simply make copies off MyHealthVet Notes And mention that you do not recall them saying this and show  them a copy of what they said  that you never heard them say or they didn't actually say it.?

.you do this face to face with them but be polite about it   simply request they make an ADDENDUM  to it.

They are not allowed to delete it  unfortunately it will always be in your records  but they can make an amends to correct it  with a ADDENDUM

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Buck52 said:

jamesriley1990

I would confront the Dr or the L.C.S.W. therapist face to face next appointment , make copies if what they mention to you in your last appointment with them.( off myhealthvet notes)..and say I don't recall you mention this Dr ? ...if you did I must not heard you  can you explain this ?

Next time you see this Dr  or L,C,S,W, Therapist  you may want to ask them about what they said   in your last appointment. simply make copies off MyHealthVet Notes And mention that you do not recall them saying this and show  them a copy of what they said  that you never heard them say or they didn't actually say it.?

.you do this face to face with them but be polite about it   simply request they make an ADDENDUM  to it.

They are not allowed to delete it  unfortunately it will always be in your records  but they can make an amends to correct it  with a ADDENDUM

 

 

 

CLINICAL REMINDER ACTIVITY PTSD Screening: PC-PTSD-5+I9 PTSD Screening Score: 0 RILEY, JAMES CHRISTOPHER CONFIDENTIAL Page 9 of 34 The score for this administration is 0, which indicates a NEGATIVE screen for PTSD in the past month. Suicide Screening Score: 0 The results of this administration revealed no suicidal ideation over the last 2 weeks, which indicates a NEGATIVE primary screen for Risk of Suicide.

Questions 1-5 reference a time frame of the past month Sometimes things happen to people that are unusually or especially frightening, horrible or traumatic. Have you ever experienced this kind of event? NO

1. Had nightmares about the event(s) or thought about the event(s) when you did not want to? Response not required due to responses to other questions.

2. Tried hard not to think about the event(s) or went out of your way to avoid situations that reminded you of the event(s)? Response not required due to responses to other questions.

3. Been constantly on guard, watchful, or easily startled? Response not required due to responses to other questions.

4. Felt numb or detached from people, activities, or your surroundings? Response not required due to responses to other questions.

5. Felt guilty or unable to stop blaming yourself or others for the event(s) or any problems the event(s) may have caused? Response not required due to responses to other questions.

6. Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way? Not at All

Question 1: I stated I had nightmares about the military but I had difficulty remembers what happened in the dream only that I felt fear and anger.

Question 2: This session I was not asked about anything that happened in my past

Question 3: I said I was afraid to confront my wife's family because there were issues over a Will due to my father in law passing. And that I wanted a police presence.

Question 4: Told her I was depressed and lonely because I am at home without my wife and dog and I told her I have been having issues with work and my co workers

Question 5: never discussed the past only present

Question 6: This is correct

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3 hours ago, jamesriley1990 said:

CLINICAL REMINDER ACTIVITY PTSD Screening: PC-PTSD-5+I9 PTSD Screening Score: 0 RILEY, JAMES CHRISTOPHER CONFIDENTIAL Page 9 of 34 The score for this administration is 0, which indicates a NEGATIVE screen for PTSD in the past month. Suicide Screening Score: 0 The results of this administration revealed no suicidal ideation over the last 2 weeks, which indicates a NEGATIVE primary screen for Risk of Suicide.

Questions 1-5 reference a time frame of the past month Sometimes things happen to people that are unusually or especially frightening, horrible or traumatic. Have you ever experienced this kind of event? NO

1. Had nightmares about the event(s) or thought about the event(s) when you did not want to? Response not required due to responses to other questions.

2. Tried hard not to think about the event(s) or went out of your way to avoid situations that reminded you of the event(s)? Response not required due to responses to other questions.

3. Been constantly on guard, watchful, or easily startled? Response not required due to responses to other questions.

4. Felt numb or detached from people, activities, or your surroundings? Response not required due to responses to other questions.

5. Felt guilty or unable to stop blaming yourself or others for the event(s) or any problems the event(s) may have caused? Response not required due to responses to other questions.

6. Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way? Not at All

Question 1: I stated I had nightmares about the military but I had difficulty remembers what happened in the dream only that I felt fear and anger.

Question 2: This session I was not asked about anything that happened in my past

Question 3: I said I was afraid to confront my wife's family because there were issues over a Will due to my father in law passing. And that I wanted a police presence.

Question 4: Told her I was depressed and lonely because I am at home without my wife and dog and I told her I have been having issues with work and my co workers

Question 5: never discussed the past only present

Question 6: This is correct

''Questions 1-5 reference a time frame of the past month Sometimes things happen to people that are unusually or especially frightening, horrible or traumatic. Have you ever experienced this kind of event? NO''

If you answered No to these questions then all the other question are not relevant .  

if you never said No  then Request another Exam.

I 'd request another C&P Exam from the C&P Office

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For PTSD claims

1. You need a PTSD Diagnosis from the VA usually the MH Clinic Dr's

( no diagnose no service connection)

2. You need to have been traumatize or witness an event that was of trauma during your military active service.

3. You need a nexus to link 1 &2 together from a qualified  Dr.

You prove this with in service records and medical records..as this is your evidence to prove your case.

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