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hume0351

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I have a remand from the BVA for ptsd that I have been fighting for since 2012. I put in claim in 2012 and have had 2 c and p exams stating I don't have ptsd, but I have been seeing psychiatrists at my local va hospital who all have said I have ptsd. I have been seeing psychiatrists regularly since 2012 when my primary care sent consult. I have been through 4 psychiatrists since and all have diagnosed me ptsd. One even wrote a letter for my appeals explaining my symptoms and her reasoning why I have ptsd. This last week the va sent me to a psychologist to get me started in another ptsd group because my social worker is retiring. This psychologist then tells me I don't meet criteria for ptsd even though I meet the combat stressors. In her opinion I have severe anxiety and major depressive disorder. She even stated the anxiety and depression could be military related. My appeal was remanded in May 2018 and I am still waiting on my court ordered c and p exam. Now I have a psychologist stating no ptsd even though I have multiple diagnosis from 4 different psychiatrists. How is this going to affect my claim? 

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If you have a decision of anxiety and depressive disorder or something of the like it can be rated the same as PTSD.  I have depressive disorder and PTSD but they will only rate me for one disability since all mental disabilities are rated together.  Did your C&P's list in-service mental disorder or service connected for your symptoms?  Please if you can redact and post your C&P's and we can better assist you.

It looks like you are already pretty familiar with the VA in that you have a court ordered C&P.  Keep up the fight.

 

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No nothing has been service connected yet. This last psychologist said my anxiety is probably caused by military service, but she did not put that in her notes. 

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If you are a combat vet your stressor is assumed.  These yokels are really giving you the run around.  You have an in service stressor, a chronic disability, and all you need is the nexus.  I would ask your psychologist to put in writing what she said before you C&P and see if that helps.  Otherwise you might need to lawyer up because they have you in the hamster wheel going no where.

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