Hi Guys, jeezzz just came across this forum, wish id of knew about it 2 years ago when i didnt which way to turn.. Ive just read..'20 years & counting....PTSD...the comeback kid' fuk i thought he was talking about me and i thought i was the only nut case. I need some help and advice with a wp i get. I applied for a pension and thru the process they sent me to a shrink..told me i was an alcoholic and the army didnt pay pensions to alco's...Alco!! WTF.. I went to me own doctor and he referred me to a shrink. He diagnosed me with PTSD and said a bottle of vodka was common self medication. Went back to my dr and then got to see another doctor on the nhs, same diagnosis and eventually referred me to counseling. currently getting emdr treatment, problem is the old cnt that the spva sent me to said i was an alco and i showed some symptoms of ptsd, (all this in 20 minutes) so they have paid me 15% for tinnitus and 15% for ptsd symptoms on what he says, didnt give a fuk what my doctor said. When i was completely lost, the heavy drinking caused heart failure (dont touch the stuff now) all the doctors ive seen say the drink was common with people with ptsd, but the spva said the heart failure wasnt attributed with army service, but ptsd symptoms are. I have asked them to look at my claim again.. My question is..are they good at helping and advice? i feel like thayve shafted me with their shrink so dont know where to turn for help. I havnt been able to work, partly due to ptsd and partly due to heart failure and i want them to realise the ptsd was much worse than they have said. Any advice would be much appreciated. cheers.