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Episode 56: PTSD Rating Scale Explained

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a distressing, shocking, or otherwise traumatic event. For a veteran to establish service connection for PTSD they must be diagnosed with PTSD, have proof of a stressor, and show a medical nexus linking the stressor to the diagnosis. Tune in as the CCK team discusses PTSD, one of the most common conditions among veterans. We will explain how VA rates PTSD, breaking down the rating scale and reviewing the criteria at each level. We will also answer some frequently asked questions regarding PTSD ratings.