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Re: Anxiety

Post by bigrex on Sat 21 Apr 2018, 12:39

yes, all of those psychological conditions are considered as bracketed with the PTSD diagnosis. However, if you develop certain physical conditions, like bruxism or sleep apnea, you could receive a consequential award.
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Re: Anxiety

Post by Gunner8 on Wed 18 Apr 2018, 21:57

So if I’m reading and understanding this correctly, anxiety already falls under ptsd?

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Re: Anxiety

Post by BinRat on Wed 18 Apr 2018, 21:45

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/after-injury/disability-benefits/benefits-determined/entitlement-eligibility-guidelines/ptsd

B. Medical Conditions Which Are To Be Included in Entitlement/Assessment

NOTE: If specific conditions are listed for a category, only these conditions are included in the entitlement and assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. If no conditions are listed for a category, all conditions within the category are included in the entitlement and assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

   Other Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
   Anxiety Disorders
   Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
   Depressive Disorders
   Bipolar and Related Disorders
   Schizophrenia Spectrum and other Psychotic Disorders
   Personality Disorders
   Feeding and Eating Disorders
   Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
   Dissociative Disorders
   Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
       Somatic Symptom Disorder
       Illness Anxiety Disorder
       Conversion Disorder
   Pain Disorders/Chronic Pain Syndrome (DSM-IV-TR Axis I Diagnosis)
   Sleep-Wake Disorders
       Insomnia Disorder
       Hypersomnolence Disorder
   Neurodevelopmental Disorders
       Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
   Decreased Libido - if the medical information indicates decreased libido is a symptom of a psychiatric condition

Separate entitlement is required for a DSM-5 condition not included in Section B of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Entitlement Eligibility Guideline.

C. Common Medical Conditions Which May Result in Whole or in Part from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and/or its Treatment

Section C medical conditions may result in whole or in part as a direct result of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, from the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder or the combined effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and its treatment.

Conditions listed in Section C of the Entitlement Considerations are only granted entitlement if the individual merits and medical evidence of the case determines a consequential relationship exists. Consultation with Medical Advisory is strongly recommended.

If it is claimed a medication required to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder resulted in whole, or in part, in the clinical onset or aggravation of a medical condition the following must be established:

   The individual was receiving the medication at the time of the clinical onset or aggravation of the medical condition.
   The medication was used for the treatment of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
   The medication is unlikely to be discontinued or the medication is known to have enduring effects after discontinuation.
   The individual’s medical information and the current medical literature support the medication can result in the clinical onset or aggravation of the medical condition.
   Note: Individual medications may belong to a class, or grouping, of medications. The effects of a specific medication may vary from the grouping. The effects of the specific medication should be considered and not the effects of the group.

The list of Section C conditions is not all inclusive. Conditions, other than those listed in Section C, may be claimed to have a consequential relationship to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and / or its treatment. Other conditions may be considered for entitlement based on the individual merits and medical evidence provided for each case. Consultation with Medical Advisory is strongly recommended.

   Sexual Dysfunction (e.g., Erectile Dysfunction)
   Irritable Bowel Syndrome
   Bruxism
   Xerostomia
   Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
   Restless Leg Syndrome
   Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Re: Anxiety

Post by Newf on Wed 18 Apr 2018, 19:27

Also, there are vets who have received favourable decisions for a condition called general anxiety disorder. I think it really depends on the diagnosis that is supported by your doctor to describe your condition.
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Re: Anxiety

Post by Newf on Wed 18 Apr 2018, 19:22

Gunner8,
My understanding is that anxiety conditions will be included as part of your medical assessment for the PTSD condition. I am not 100% certain. I don’t think you have anything to loose by submitting an application for anxiety condition. VAC will tell you if you cannot do this.

There is a separate condition called major depressive disorder which you can apply separately from other conditions.

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Anxiety

Post by Gunner8 on Wed 18 Apr 2018, 18:49

Can one put in a disability for anxiety/depression, even though they have been diagnosed and have a disability claim for ptsd?

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