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Old 10-26-2004, 09:54 PM   #1
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GAF Score

What does a GAF score of 55-60 mean in terms of a mental exam? Does this look good or bad for approval?
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Old 10-27-2004, 06:21 AM   #2
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Re: GAF Score

from my research..51-60 score is moderate symptoms...flat affect and circumstantial speech,occasional panic attacks or moderate difficulty in social,or occupational or school functioning..few friends,conflicts with peers or co-workers.....i am not legally bind to give me advise of this being bad or will have to research yourself on the net..thats what i did..just put gaf score in the search bar and you should get all the info you need.i had to do this for my sister who is going thru this as sister didn't even know what a gaf score was.but good luck to you..i hope i gave you some idea's..

Old 10-30-2004, 09:46 PM   #3
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Re: GAF Score

How does a GAF score compare to the Beck Depression Inventory? My doctor said that I was severely depressed with a score of 29. Any help would be greatly appreciate.

Injured 5/2/01 in a fall. 43 yr old. Suffering with Sciatica with tingling and numbness on the buttock, leg and entire foot. Recently has started being symptomatic in the right leg, as well. MRI 2/03 Showed straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. L4-L5 bulging disk assoc. with posterior spondylytic changes. Effacing the ventral thecal sac. Slight hypertrophic changes of the superior articulating facets. L5-S1 central bulging disk with annular tear. Effacing the ventral thecal sac. Disk desiccation is evident at the L5-S1. Assoc. end plate degenerative changes involving the inferior and superior aspects of the L5 and S1. Mild hypertrophy of the superior articulating facets and ligamentum flavum. EMG of 4/03 shows basically a normal read, however the Dr. did note that the left tibial velocity and the left sural sensory nerve latencies are reading borderline.
DDD is also present.
MRI 8/18/03 L5-S1 is now a 5mm herniation. L4-L5 is now a bulging disk with annular tear. L1-L2 and L2-L3 show decreased height. Disk Dessication is evident from L1 to L5. S1 is noted as a segmented disk.

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