All mental health disorders are rated against the same criteria which is defined in 38 CFR 4.130. The general rating formula for mental disorders is included in the link provided below. When you have your VA claim examination or better known as a C&P Exam, speak to all of the mental health symptoms applicable to you, know what rating category they are in and speak to the ones that you have, particularly the ones in the higher rating category.
As for PTSD stressors, you need to know what event or events occurred in service that caused your condition, and you must speak about it. Than you need to tell the examiner how all this is affecting your life. Be truthful, brutally vulnerable and honest. It is not easy but it is what you must do to get the rating you deserve. You may never have to see or speak to this examiner again. Let it all out. Make the examiner feel your pain!
How does the VA rate Somatic Symptom Disorder?
When filing for SSD or Somatic Symptom Disorder talk about how the pain is affecting you in your everyday life. How is it impacting you socially and occupationally. … Read more