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Acute Stress reaction? PTSD?


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Recently I have finally decided to seek help for my PTSD. Since I got out of service almost 10 years ago I have seen the shrink on the civilian side twice. I was diagnosed with PTSD but stopped going. I was even prescribed meds but never took  them out of fear. Today, I finally decided to get real help this time. During my PTSD with the VA PA. She told me that I scored really high on the PTSD screening and that she would set up a C and P exam for me. That someone would call to set up the appointment. I checked my health summary on myhealthevet a day after my phone screening. She Added "Acute stress reaction ICD10 F43.0 with Provider Comments: Acute Stress Reaction" 

Can someone tell me what this means? Ive been diagnosed by civilian doctors for PTSD and she writes "Acute Stress reaction".. 

She said she could not diagnose PTSD but she was a counselor. I am confused by this. Is she basically saying Im lying or is this normal?

 

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Its normal.  What it means:

Apply for disability compensation for "mental health disorder(s) as diagnosed by a doctor, to include PTSD".  Then, seek treatment for your PTSD by a VA doc.  He will need to diagnose you.  The VA, unfortunately, does not accept PTSD diagnosis by doctors other than VA docs.  

Make an appointment with a VA mental health doc.  You can read the exam report and see if he documents you were diagnosed with PTSD. 

You will need to verify a "stressor"...some event in military service that caused your PTSD.  Its often a horrific event. a friend gets shot, a rape, lots of stuff can cause ptsd.  

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My therapist can't or won't order a M.H. OR PTSD C&P...   USUALLY THE RATER DOES THAT WHEN YOU FILE FOR PTSD COMP. OR SOMEONE HANDLING YOUR CLAIM FROM THE R.O.

THEY ARE SOME STRESSORS THAT DON'T PHASE SOME VETERANS. 

A VETERAN NEEDS TO BE TRAUMATIZED FROM AN EVENT THAT HAPPEN WHILE IN THE MILITARY  LIKE  COMBAT OR WITNESS AN EVENT BY EYE WITNESS LIKE AUTO ACCIDENT, OR SEE SOMEONE GET KILLED, OR DEAD BODY'S , SOMEONE GET RUN OVER AND YOU WITNESS IT AND IT TRAUMATIZED YOU   THESE ARE CALLED STRESSORS.

YOU NEED THE VA  MH Dr's TO DIAGNOSE YOU AND WHAT TRAUMATIZED YOU WHILE YOU WERE IN THE MILITARY?

  YOU NEED TO TELL THESE VA DR's . THEY WILL GIVE YOU A FEW TEST AND  USE THE DSM 5 MANUAL  TO EVALUATE YOU

...WHEN THEY EVALUATED ME I HAD 3 DIFFERENT VA PHYSIATRIST  DO IT..THEY ENDED UP DIAGNOSE ME FOR CHRONIC COMBAT PTSD  WITH UNSPECIFIED ANXIETY /DEPRESSION..ALSO THE SENT ME TO THE SLEEP CLINIC FOR A SLEEP STUDY AND DIAGNOSE ME FOR SLEEP APNEA. AND  MEDICALLY REQUIRED TO USE A C-PAP MACHINE  EVERY NIGHT...AS TO WHICH i NEVER FILED FOR SLEEP APNEA BUT MAY DO THAT LATER.

Save everything you get from the VA do not throw anything away  keep it for safe keeping with all your other VA Records   what you save may come in handy someday.  make all copies for safe keeping your records.

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