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I have had mental health issues in the military when I was on active duty. I had anxiety, depression, and adjustment troubles in 2006. I got out of the military in 2010. I had problems adjusting back to civilXXXXX XXXXXfe, anxiety, and depression. I was seen my a VA psychiatrist who diagnosed me with depression, general anxiety, adjusent disorder, mild obsessions, compulsive perfectionism, and seasonal affective disorder. This was all documented in 2011. I also told him I was diagnosed w ocd at the age of 7, and now my ocd as an adult is in the form of worrying and obssesing a lot, especially about my performance at college. With all this said, during my last and final session with my psychiatrist, my medical record states that after my doc asked how Ive been feeling in regard to my anxiety, I replied "much better." Then I said: "To me, the biggest culprit has been obsessive compulsive disorder." Based on this information, would a dr look at this and say OCD has caused all my anxiety based on my "biggest culprit" statement? I said it was the biggest culprit, not the only one.
so, in a nutshell a dr is more likely to view this statement as saying ocd has bothered me the most but hasnt been the 100% cause of the anxiety if other things are documented?
I think so. Every doctor is different in their interpretation, but a psychiatrist is going to understand that the OCD dominated your symptoms and bothered you the most. And psychiatrists (and therapists as well) understand that though OCD may be an anxiety disorder, you can be diagnosed with another anxiety disorder as well, which can cause other anxiety related symptoms.