MH IDES Case

Oxalate

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Hi everyone,

I’m going through the IDES process. I started at the end of September. I’m being referred for Major Depressive Disorder, General Anxiety, and PTSD. I’m pretty bad off - I have suicidal thoughts every day and i’m pretty down with minimal energy to do anything. I have a hard time concentrating. I’m on lexapro (20mg), abilify (5mg), and trazadone (100mg). I’m at counseling twice a week. For the past 4 weeks, I’ve received electroconsulsive treatment 3 times a week - I’ll be changing to twice every two weeks.

I’ll be attending my second IOP in January.

Someone at the MEB office suggested that I would probably be rated at higher than 30%. Is this likely? What does everyone think?

Thank You for your feedback.
 

Elementglt

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Hi everyone,

I’m going through the IDES process. I started at the end of September. I’m being referred for Major Depressive Disorder, General Anxiety, and PTSD. I’m pretty bad off - I have suicidal thoughts every day and i’m pretty down with minimal energy to do anything. I have a hard time concentrating. I’m on lexapro (20mg), abilify (5mg), and trazadone (100mg). I’m at counseling twice a week. For the past 4 weeks, I’ve received electroconsulsive treatment 3 times a week - I’ll be changing to twice every two weeks.

I’ll be attending my second IOP in January.

Someone at the MEB office suggested that I would probably be rated at higher than 30%. Is this likely? What does everyone think?

Thank You for your feedback.
First off keep up the good fight, in this case there is greener grass on the other side!!! As far as your percentile it is very hard to give speculation, but I would say given your feedback more than 30% seems likely. The chart below is what will be looked at as an overall in regards to your rating amount, but this is up to the persons interpretation (protentional human error as always). I am not an expert on these matters and I am still going through the process myself. I would keep records of everything (strengthen your case), but I would mainly focus on getting better (this is the most important thing!!!). Good luck and God bless.
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.100
Occupational and social impairment, with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood, due to such symptoms as: suicidal ideation, obsessional rituals which interfere with routine activities; speech intermittently illogical, obscure, or irrelevant; near-continuous panic or depression affecting the ability to function independently, appropriately and effectively; impaired impulse control (such as unprovoked irritability with periods of violence); spatial disorientation; neglect of personal appearance and hygiene; difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances (including work or a work-like setting); inability to establish and maintain effective relationships70
Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity due to such symptoms as: flattened affect; circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic attacks more than once a week; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment of short – and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned material, forgetting to complete tasks); impaired judgment; impaired abstract thinking; disturbances of motivation and mood; difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships.50
Occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks (although generally functioning satisfactorily, with routine behavior, self-care, and conversation normal), due to such symptoms as: depressed mood, anxiety, suspiciousness, panic attacks (weekly or less often), chronic sleep impairment, mild memory loss (such as forgetting names, directions, recent events).30
Occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms which decrease work efficiency and ability to perform occupational tasks only during periods of significant stress, or symptoms controlled by continuous medication10
A mental condition has been formally diagnosed, but symptoms are not severe enough either to interfere with occupational and social functioning or to require continuous medication.0
 

Oxalate

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First off keep up the good fight, in this case there is greener grass on the other side!!! As far as your percentile it is very hard to give speculation, but I would say given your feedback more than 30% seems likely. The chart below is what will be looked at as an overall in regards to your rating amount, but this is up to the persons interpretation (protentional human error as always). I am not an expert on these matters and I am still going through the process myself. I would keep records of everything (strengthen your case), but I would mainly focus on getting better (this is the most important thing!!!). Good luck and God bless.
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.100
Occupational and social impairment, with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood, due to such symptoms as: suicidal ideation, obsessional rituals which interfere with routine activities; speech intermittently illogical, obscure, or irrelevant; near-continuous panic or depression affecting the ability to function independently, appropriately and effectively; impaired impulse control (such as unprovoked irritability with periods of violence); spatial disorientation; neglect of personal appearance and hygiene; difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances (including work or a work-like setting); inability to establish and maintain effective relationships70
Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity due to such symptoms as: flattened affect; circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech; panic attacks more than once a week; difficulty in understanding complex commands; impairment of short – and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned material, forgetting to complete tasks); impaired judgment; impaired abstract thinking; disturbances of motivation and mood; difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships.50
Occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks (although generally functioning satisfactorily, with routine behavior, self-care, and conversation normal), due to such symptoms as: depressed mood, anxiety, suspiciousness, panic attacks (weekly or less often), chronic sleep impairment, mild memory loss (such as forgetting names, directions, recent events).30
Occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms which decrease work efficiency and ability to perform occupational tasks only during periods of significant stress, or symptoms controlled by continuous medication10
A mental condition has been formally diagnosed, but symptoms are not severe enough either to interfere with occupational and social functioning or to require continuous medication.0
Thank you. Appreciate the kind words.
 

chaplaincharlie

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Yes, your rating will be higher than 30% if your severity remains the same. Focus on treatment. Best wishes.
 
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