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Inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for depressive disorder

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Last amended 
14 June 2015

Depressive disorder - Inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for depressive disorder Factor

In the case of depressive disorder, appropriate clinical management may include psychotherapy, group therapy, prescription of psychotropic drugs [including Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), and Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) or a combination thereof], and lifestyle or occupational changes.  ECT [electro convulsive therapy] may be an appropriate treatment in severe cases of depression.

If a person had been unable to obtain appropriate clinical management of depressive disorder, this should be mentioned in the psychiatric report.  If not, the person's contention regarding inability to obtain appropriate clinical management should be put to the psychiatrist for comment.

Inability to obtain appropriate clinical management

Last reviewed for CCPS 16 September 2011.

Preliminary questions [4954]

11109  the condition under consideration has been accepted on the basis of inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration.

7066     there is some evidence that an inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration may be a factor in the worsening of the condition under consideration.

7334     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred after the end of the veteran's last period of VEA service.

7335     the condition under consideration permanently worsened.

7378     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration at some time.

7379     the inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

11234   the veteran has established the causal connection between the inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration and VEA service for the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

11235  the veteran has established the causal connection between the inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration and operational service for the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

or

11236  the veteran has established the causal connection between the inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration and eligible service for the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

Clinical worsening and operational service [11235]

7384     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, during operational service.

21084 the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, during operational service, as a causal result of operational service.

7387     the veteran's inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration during operational service was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

or

7389     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, because of an illness or injury which is identifiable.

7390     the identified illness or injury which prevented the veteran from obtaining appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration is causally related to operational service.

7392     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of operational service to which the identified illness or injury that prevented the veteran from obtaining appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration is causally related.

Clinical worsening and eligible service [11236]

7385     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, during eligible service.

7386     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, during eligible service, as a causal result of eligible service.

7388     the veteran's inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration during eligible service was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

or

7389     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, because of an illness or injury which is identifiable.

7391     the identified illness or injury which prevented the veteran from obtaining appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration is causally related to eligible service.

7393     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of eligible service to which the identified illness or injury that prevented the veteran from obtaining appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration is causally related.