PTSD Exams

This site features information about PTSD exams for:

Vets - United States military veterans and their families.

Psych - Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals who conduct C&P exams.

Legal - VA-accredited claims agents, veterans service officers, and veterans law attorneys.

PTSD Exams Information Overlaps 

Although I try to group articles, resources, and web pages according to specific groups' interests, it's tough to create precise divisions because people have diverse interests.

For example, some veterans and family members might want to learn details about psychological and medical (psychiatric) research and assessment methods.

Veterans law attorneys might also want to take a deep dive into substantive research in psychological science and medicine (psychiatry).

Therefore, I encourage you to at least scan the information in other groups to make sure you don't miss something important to you.

Different Names for the Same Exam

Within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and elsewhere you will see PTSD disability exams referred to by various names such as:

> Compensation and Pension examinations,

> C&P exams, 

VA claim exams,

> mental health exam, or

> disability benefits exam.

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