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A medical condition as specified

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16 June 2015

Anxiety disorder - A medical condition as specified Factor

RMA Definition

A medical condition as specified means an endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, infectious, or neurological condition, that causes symptoms consistent with anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions or compulsions, as a direct physiological consequence of the condition.

Examples

Direct physiological consequence of the medical condition means, for example, that the medical condition causes an excess or deficiency of a hormone, metabolite or electrolyte that impacts on brain function, or alternatively, directly effects neurological function.  Examples include:

  • excess thyroid hormone in hyperthyroidism;
  • excess cortisol in Cushing's syndrome;
  • excess calcium in kidney failure or from certain cancers;
  • neurological effects of Parkinson's disease, encephalitis or an intracranial neoplasm;
  • decreased oxygen to the brain in severe respiratory or cardiac disease.

Last reviewed for CCPS 29 September 2013.

Preliminary questions [38884]

38886 there is some evidence that a medical condition as specified 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.

38887 the veteran has had a medical condition as specified at some time.

38889 the veteran had the medical condition as specified at the time of the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

38888  the medical condition as specified at the time of the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration is an illness or injury which is identifiable.

38890  the veteran has established the causal connection between the medical condition as specified and VEA service for the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

38891   the veteran has established the causal connection between the medical condition as specified and operational service for the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

or

38892   the veteran has established the causal connection between the medical condition as specified and eligible service for the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

Clinical worsening and operational service [38891]

38893  the identified illness or injury, a medical condition as specified, is causally related to operational service.

38895 the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of operational service to which the identified illness or injury, a medical condition as specified, is causally related.

Clinical worsening and eligible service [38892]

38894  the identified illness or injury, a medical condition as specified, is causally related to eligible service.

38896 the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of eligible service to which the identified illness or injury, a medical condition as specified, is causally related.