APPENDIX D
Acronyms and Abbreviations

AMA American Medical Association

AMIE Automated Medical Information Exchange

APA American Psychiatric Association

BDD Benefits Delivery at Discharge

BVA Board of Veterans’ Appeals

C&P compensation and pension

CAPS Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale

CEST claims establishment

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

DBSSE Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (NRC)

DES Disability Evaluation System (DoD)

Diagnosis and Assessment Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Diagnosis and Assessment (IOM, 2006)

DOD Department of Defense

DSM-III Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition

DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition



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PTSD Compensation and Military Service APPENDIX D Acronyms and Abbreviations AMA American Medical Association AMIE Automated Medical Information Exchange APA American Psychiatric Association BDD Benefits Delivery at Discharge BVA Board of Veterans’ Appeals C&P compensation and pension CAPS Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale CEST claims establishment CFR Code of Federal Regulations DBSSE Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (NRC) DES Disability Evaluation System (DoD) Diagnosis and Assessment Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Diagnosis and Assessment (IOM, 2006) DOD Department of Defense DSM-III Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition

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PTSD Compensation and Military Service DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Technical Revision DTAP Disabled Transition Assistance Program DVA Department of Veterans Affairs (used in reference citations only) FY Fiscal Year GAF Global Assessment of Functioning GAO U.S. Government Accountability Office (before July 2004, General Accounting Office) IOM Institute of Medicine (of The National Academies) IU individual unemployability LTD long-term disability MAP-D Modern Awards Processing-Development MMPI Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory MOU Memorandum of Understanding MSA military sexual assault NAS National Academy of Sciences (a.k.a. The National Academies) NRC National Research Council (of The National Academies) NVVRS National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study OIF/OEF Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom OIG Office of the Inspector General OMB Office of Management and Budget PCL PTSD Checklist PTSD posttraumatic stress disorder SGA substantial gainful activity SSA Social Security Administration SSDI Social Security Disability Insurance SSI Supplemental Security Income STD short-term disability TAP Transition Assistance Program

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PTSD Compensation and Military Service UK United Kingdom USC U.S. Code VA Department of Veterans Affairs VACO VA Central Office VACOLS Veterans Appeals Control and Locator System VARO VA Regional Office (sometimes abbreviated as RO) VASRD VA Schedule of Rating Disabilities VBA Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) VDBC Veterans’ Disability Benefits Commission VHA Veterans Health Administration (VA) VR&E Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VSO Veterans Service Organization VSR Veteran Service Representative WHO World Health Organization WHODAS WHO Disability Assessment Schedule