So back in 2013 I was diagnosed with Major depressive disorder.. 2014 denied SC for PTSD. 2016 service connected for sTBI with PTSD. 2017 dx with having an adjustment disorder due to my sTBI exacerbating my childhood ADHD. I was Marine of the quarter and honor grad right before my sTBI so my childhood ADHD showed no signs prior to my sTBI. I know that’s their way of denying most claims but it was dx when I was 11 and stopped meds for it when I was 12. No problems with academics and a 79 on my ASVAB in 2004. But ever since 2007 after my sTBI doctors have opined my ADD may have been effected in my TBI worsening my conditions not to mention at the VA in 2017 they called it an adjustment disorder and prescribed me Ritalin raising it up to 20mg a day. So I filed for ADHD denied in two weeks and I said ok how did the doctor word it three weeks ago, she called it an adjustment disorder. So refiled last week and no denial yet but now I’m being scheduled for a C&P. Is this even compensatable? I’m already 70% for my residuals of traumatic brain injury with cognitive disorder, short term memory losses/lapses, difficulty sleeping, problem solving with PTSD (to include cerebral contusion with diffuse axonal injury to bilateral frontal and temporal lobes). I have now been diagnosed with an adjustment disorder and now prescribed Ritalin. I’ve read all i can find but most are being denied PTSD and or The TBI. I’ve already been service connected for both and now I’m being dx as having an adjustment disorder. Could this be rated as secondary since it is opined that my TBI exacerbated my childhood symptoms? How many things can they seriously lump together…. I had filed for ADHD and was denied in two weeks saying not a disability the va pays for so the next day filed for adjustment disorder and now I’m being scheduled for a C&P? What gives am I being scheduled just to lump in with My TBI even though i filed as a secondary? I don’t even know how it’s rated for adjustment disorder?
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