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Alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse

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Last amended 
14 June 2015

Depressive disorder - Alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse Factor

A report from a specialist psychiatrist that conforms with the Guidelines for Psychiatric Compensation Claims is required to confirm whether or not a person has alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse.

Last reviewed for CCPS 16 September 2011.

Preliminary questions [39689]

39688 there is some evidence that alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

39677  the condition under consideration is substance-induced mood disorder with depressive features.

40323 the veteran had alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse at some time.

35697 the veteran had alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse at the time of the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

39690  the veteran has established the causal connection between alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse and VEA service for the clinical onset of depressive disorder.

39691   the veteran has established the causal connection between alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse and operational service for the clinical onset of depressive disorder.

or

39692   the veteran has established the causal connection between alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse and eligible service for the clinical onset of depressive disorder.

Clinical onset and operational service [39691]

26519  the alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse is causally related to operational service.

Clinical onset and eligible service [39692]

26522  the alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse is causally related to eligible service.