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7. Remarks (including any testing results), if any:
Regarding judgment, Veteran reported in the last year that he has gotten out
of the car and gotten into a verbal argument with a stranger on one
Otherwise, denied any recent physical violence towards others, specific
thoughts of hurting or killing others, drinking and driving, excessive
speeding, reckless driving, or other risky situations.
Mental health symptoms frequently interfere with the Veteran’s ability
complete tasks at home. Veteran spends his day watching TV, online on phone,
and occasionally playing video/computer games. Showers daily. No hobbies.
Veteran leaves the house every day for various activities, approximately 2xs
per week: goes to appointments, and visits with aunt. Aide does errands and
goes grocery shopping for Veteran. When asked directly by this examiner,
Veteran stated that does not feel that he is a productive or reliable person
(“I used to be all that”).
Based upon this examiner’s interview with the Veteran, review of the
Veteran’s VA electronic medical record, and review of the
electronic folder in VBMS it is the opinion of this examiner that the
Veteran’s symptoms of major depressive disorder cause the Veteran to
experience impairment in several areas of functioning. As the Veteran is not
currently employed, it is not possible to determine his current occupational
functioning based upon current job performance. However, if the Veteran were
to attempt to return to work at this time, it is expected that the Veteran
would experience a severe level of occupational impairment due to severe
symptoms of major depressive disorder. Veteran would have difficulty
completing tasks, establishing and maintaining work relationships, and
managing his emotions if he were to return to work at this time. Veteran
would be expected to exhibit severe impairment in occupational functioning
both physical and sedentary employment due to mental health symptoms. Severe
impairment in family functioning. Veteran is not married or in a
at this time. Limited contact with children. Distant relationship with
father. Fair relationship with half-brother. No relationship with sister.
Severe impairment in social functioning with Veteran reporting that he does
not have any friends. One reported situation of poor judgment, otherwise, no
impairment in judgment. Mild impairment in thinking with mild memory loss.
Severe impairment in mood with diagnosis of severe major depressive
Veteran stated that mental health symptoms frequently interfere with his
ability to complete tasks
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o 7. Remarks (including any testing results), if any: --------------------------------------------------- Regarding judgment, Veteran reported in the last year that he has gotten out of the car and gotten into a verbal argument with a stranger on one occasion. Otherwise, denied any recent physica...