Former Air National Guard Active Guard Reservist 15yrs AD time - non retained as AGR - Fit for duty non WWD

Russ35057

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well More fun. VA evaluated me for PTSD.... Here is the C&P results:

SECTION I:


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1. Diagnostic Summary
Does the Veteran have a diagnosis of PTSD that conforms to DSM-5 criteria
based on today's evaluation?
[X] Yes [ ] No

2. Current Diagnoses
a. Mental Disorder Diagnosis #1: MDD, recurrent, moderate
Comments, if any:
Veteran is 30% SC for MDD. Veteran's symptoms began while in
service and have continued. He does not meet criteria for PTSD. His
depression is caused by his experiences in service.

Mental Disorder Diagnosis #2: Personality disorder NOS

b. Medical diagnoses relevant to the understanding or management of the
mental health disorder (to include TBI): back pain, sleep apnea

3. Differentiation of symptoms

a. Does the Veteran have more than one mental disorder diagnosed?
[X] Yes [ ] No

b. Is it possible to differentiate what symptom(s) is/are attributable to
each diagnosis?

[ ] Yes [X] No [ ] Not applicable (N/A)
If no, provide reason:
symptoms are interrelated and impossible to differentiate

c. Does the Veteran have a diagnosed traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
[ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not shown in records reviewed

4. Occupational and social impairment

a. Which of the following best summarizes the Veteran's level of occupational
and social impairment with regards to all mental diagnoses? (Check only one)

[X] Occupational and social impairment with deficiencies in most areas,
such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking and/or mood

b. For the indicated occupational and social impairment, is it possible to
differentiate which impairment is caused by each mental disorder?

[ ] Yes [X] No [ ] Not Applicable (N/A)


If no, provide reason: symptoms are interrelated


c. If a diagnosis of TBI exists, is it possible to differentiate which


occupational and social impairment indicated above is caused by the TBI?

[ ] Yes [ ] No [X] Not Applicable (N/A)


SECTION II:


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Clinical Findings:
1. Evidence Review

Evidence reviewed (check all that apply):


[X] VA e-folder
[X] CPRS
[X] Other (please identify other evidence reviewed):

I conducted a thorough psychosocial evaluation with the veteran.

4. PTSD Diagnostic Criteria

Note: Please check criteria used for establishing the current PTSD diagnosis.

Do NOT mark symptoms below that are clearly not attributable to the Criterion

A stressor/PTSD. Instead, overlapping symptoms clearly attributable to other

things should be noted under #7 - Other symptoms. The diagnostic criteria

for PTSD, referred to as Criterion A-H, are from the Diagnostic and

Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5).

Criterion A: Exposure to actual or threatened a) death, b) serious injury,

c) sexual violence, in one or more of the following ways:

[X] No criterion in this section met.


Criterion B: Presence of (one or more) of the following intrusion symptoms

associated with the traumatic event(s), beginning after the

traumatic event(s) occurred:


[X] No criterion in this section met.


Criterion C: Persistent avoidance of stimuli associated with the traumatic


event(s), beginning after the traumatic events(s) occurred,


as evidenced by one or both of the following:


[X] No criterion in this section met.


Criterion D: Negative alterations in cognitions and mood associated with


the traumatic event(s), beginning or worsening after the


traumatic event(s) occurred, as evidenced by two (or more) of


the following:

[X] Persistent negative emotional state (e.g., fear, horror,


anger, guilt, or shame).


[X] Markedly diminished interest or participation in


significant activities.


[X] Feelings of detachment or estrangement from others.


[X] Persistent inability to experience positive emotions


(e.g., inability to experience happiness, satisfaction, or


loving feelings.)


Criterion E: Marked alterations in arousal and reactivity associated with


the traumatic event(s), beginning or worsening after the


traumatic event(s) occurred, as evidenced by two (or more) of


the following:


[X] Irritable behavior and angry outbursts (with little or no


provocation) typically expressed as verbal or physical


aggression toward people or objects.


[X] Problems with concentration.


[X] Sleep disturbance (e.g., difficulty falling or staying


asleep or restless sleep).


Criterion F:


[X] Duration of the disturbance (Criteria B, C, D, and E) is


more than 1 month.


Criterion G:


[X] The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or


impairment in social, occupational, or other important


areas of functioning.


Criterion H:


[X] The disturbance is not attributable to the physiological


effects of a substance (e.g., medication, alcohol) or


another medical condition.
Criterion I: Which stressor(s) contributed to the Veteran's PTSD


diagnosis?:


[X] No criterion in this section met.


5. Symptoms


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For VA rating purposes, check all symptoms that actively apply to the


Veteran's diagnoses:


[X] Depressed mood


[X] Anxiety


[X] Suspiciousness


[X] Panic attacks more than once a week


[X] Chronic sleep impairment


[X] Mild memory loss, such as forgetting names, directions or recent


events


[X] Disturbances of motivation and mood


[X] Difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social


relationships


[X] Difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances, including work or a


worklike setting


[X] Inability to establish and maintain effective relationships


[X] Suicidal ideation


[X] Impaired impulse control, such as unprovoked irritability with periods


of violence


[X] Persistent delusions or hallucinations


[X] Neglect of personal appearance and hygiene


[X] Intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living,


including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene


I would take this as... well you Do have PTSD but it is not service connected....

well I didn't have these issues 20 Years ago... How else would I have gotten it??????

Seemingly they are linking it back to my anxiety and depression I'm already rated for (I Hope)…. Confusing.... can anyone help me figure this piece out?
 

Russ35057

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I just had the exam for my feet today.... apparently I also have a mental health and hearing..... The saga continues
 

Ocean

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Hi Russ, Ckg back in with you to see if your Congressman was able to help, and if the NG has been assisting you?
 

Russ35057

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I'm still alive. Have my Gen Med on wed 9 Jan 20. and the Med Board is due to AFPC on 14 Jan.... this is going to come down to the wire....
 

Russ35057

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Gen Med is done. Talked to PEBLO and she stated she would put money on this being an approved medical retirement. 3 conditions I'm already rated at 30% each by the VA and 2 of those should be increased to 70% due to the last MH exams.... I'm guessing if I use the calculator... Best Case 90%DoD 100%VA, Worst Case 70%DoD 90%VA (that I'm still fighting hearing loss and requesting increases due to mental health.... so hopefully ill still hit the 100%). I just hope nothing goes wrong and I get hosed.... just an update for anyone following this cluster...
 

Russ35057

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10 Feb 2020 - Original MEB submitted Claim Closed..... The anticipation of my DoD Rating.... Pray!!!! New Claim opened that should be completed by june at least, but my ETS is April.... I hope this means the DoD Ratings are done!
 

Russ35057

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no news... even the RI VA office who runs the cases is like "No update" someone got your file last week.... when it was sent to them Jan 27….
 

Russ35057

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VA RI Called Just now - 100% P&T Chapter 35, the conditions referred for the MEB MDD - 50% (GAD Combined), Bilateral Joint fusions in feet 30% and additional 10%right foot, and 10%left foot. if i run it through the calculator - 80%DoD....
 

Russ35057

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Va closed today 100% p&t. 50, 10, 10 for ides... so I'm guessing 60% dod
 
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