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 Post subject: How do I go about testing for PTSD?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:49 pm 
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I went to the VA several years ago and all they did was give me the run around and prescribe some medicines. They seemed like they did not care at all.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I go about testing for PTSD?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:56 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division
GO BACK AGAIN. There have been A LOT of changes in the VA process. You will be welcomed in a better way now than you were then. The VA has come under a lot of fire over the years for the way they handled a lot of vets who needed the help but were not getting it. Stop in again and see them. If nothing else, go for your yearly physicals and talk with Mental Health again. Best of luck.

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 Post subject: Re: How do I go about testing for PTSD?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:17 pm 
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Going back tomorrow brother. Thanks for the encouragement. I even found my pictures of me in combat. That should help.


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 Post subject: Re: How do I go about testing for PTSD?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:43 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm

This is a worksheet the doctors 'should' use for your C&P Exam ... when you file a claim, the VBA will use this format to evaluate and rate your disability.

Familiarize yourself with it so you know what the doctors will cover in the exam.

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