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Had a C&P exam and these are my symptoms that the Dr checked. Depressed mood, Anxiety, Chronic sleep impairment, Flatten affect, Disturbances of motivation and mood, Difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships, Difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances, including work and work like setting, and Suicidal ideation. I looked at the criteria and it seems to rate around 50% as l see it. Does anyone see it differently? The Dr checked the box that says Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity. McRay the Dr noted that I have low acute risk of suicidal ideation. This isn't just a one off suicidal ideation is mentioned in other section of my medical records.

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 I WOULD SAY 70%  , DID HE CHECK THE BOX THAT SAYS 

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; memory loss for names of close relatives, own occupation, or own name.

IF  THE EXAMINER CHECKED THIS ABOVE   YOU SHOULD GET A 100% RATING

 

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The suicidal ideation will probably bump you to 70. But you never know with these raters. What did she say about risk of harming yourself or others?

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It also depends on frequency. Saying it once is not ideation, even in the clinical sense. 

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OP, probably 50. Your criteria are pretty close to what mine were 8-9 years ago. But its also based to the totality of the record

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