PTSD Exams Updates

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Senator Wicker's Questions about PTSD C&P Exam Quality

In a 2012 hearing Senator Wicker asked how the VA monitors exam quality. VA's response epitomizes well-crafted obscurantism.

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Gilbert v. Derwinski

Gilbert v. Derwinski, 1 Vet. App. 49 (1990) is an important Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) case.

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Online Resources for Veterans

Online resources for United States military veterans.

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Case Law - Veterans Disability Claims - Appeals Court Opinions

Case law refers to "precedential" (sets a precedent) opinions by federal courts; this page concerns veterans disability claims

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PTSD Clinical Research

PTSD clinical research updates for psychologists, psychiatrists, veterans, family members, and anyone interested in helping military veterans.

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When Should CP Psychologists Endorse Suicidal Ideation on the DBQ?

C&P psychologists and psychiatrists should review the Bankhead v. Shulkin opinion and take it into consideration when deciding whether or not to endorse "suicidal ideation" on the DBQ symptom list.

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Financial Capacity Assessment

Financial capacity assessment refers to an evaluation by a psychologist to determine if a person possesses the capacity to manage his or her financial affairs.

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The Stigma of Mental Health Treatment in the Military

Research articles documenting the stigma of mental health treatment in the United States military.

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What is a Vet Center?

A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vet Center provides readjustment counseling services to United States military veterans.

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Military Sexual Trauma PTSD Exams

Information for veterans filing a VA disability compensation claim based on military sexual trauma, including PTSD exam advice.

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How to Obtain Veterans Records

How to obtain veterans records for a VA disability claim.

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Reading List for Psychologist and Psychiatrist C&P Examiners

Reading List for psychologist and psychiatrist C&P Examiners - those who conduct compensation and pension examinations with United States veterans.

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Six CP Exams Per Day

VA often requires mental health examiners to complete six CP exams per day (C&P exams) per day, which significantly lowers exam quality.

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Law Review Articles

Law review articles relevant to veterans disability benefits and compensation and pension exams for PTSD and other mental disorders.

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Veterans Law Information

Veterans law information specific to disability benefits and compensation and pension exams for PTSD and other mental disorders

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