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Hey everyone, just found this site and you guys have some seriously good info here.
Anyway, I’m currently rated at 50% for Anxiety/Depression, I put in for an increase a week ago. I had gotten a DBQ filled out by my psychiatrist but she left out important info – and didn’t even put depression on the front diagnosis page. Needless to say I’m not going to put that in since I believe based on what she had put on paper it would either keep me at 50% or very possibly DECREASE my rating. My question is – do I really need to have DBQ’s and other types of “evidence” to get an increase, or would the VA simply schedule another C&P like when I originally got rated for Anxiety/Depression? If building a paper trail is that crucial then I understand that and will start to build one, maybe I’m naïve but I don’t see why I wouldn’t just be scheduled a C&P and tell them how all my conditions are worsening?
Example – I’ve been put on 3 different Anti anxiety meds in the last year and half and the side effects are so debilitating for me that I can’t take them. Am couch locked, can’t take care of the kids etc.
Also for backround info, I got my rating due to an attempted suicide while I was in the service, I was admitted to a hospital for detox then was sent to a psych hospital for about 4 days.
I’ve also read that Sleep apnea can be claimed as a secondary condition due to the anxiety/depression? Do you guys know of any other secondary claims that can be filed for anxiety/depression?
Any feedback is appreciated, thanks!
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Hey everyone, just found this site and you guys have some seriously good info here. Anyway, Im currently rated at 50% for Anxiety/Depression, I put in for an increase a week ago. I had gotten a DBQ filled out by my psychiatrist but she left out important info - and didnt even put depression on th...