This is what I did, and I took (3) copies with me to my C&P Examination.
I copied and pasted the "General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders" into a Word Document.
I then separated the conditions...or whatever they are...within each of the categories...from 30% on up through 100%.
(All anyone has to do NOW...is copy and paste into their own Word Document what I have already separated.)
Then I used THREE different colors to represent how often a particular condition occurred...using GREEN for SOME OF THE TIME...BLUE for MOST OF THE TIME...and RED for ALL OF THE TIME.
I then colored the appropriate condition with the COLOR that it would represent...so the appropriate condition was color-matched.
If something did not apply...I just left it as it is...with NO COLORS.
Then I started at the 30% and highlighted the appropriate condition...and clicked on the matching color in the top-right corner of my Word Document to change the highlighted area to the chosen color. Then I clicked on the BOLD function.
Then I went to the 50% level, and did the same...and then the next level, and so on.
I have done the 30% as an example to show how it looks.
Make sure you remove (MY) colored 30% example and replace it with your own colors.
Across the top of the page, I equally separated the COLORED words...SOME OF THE TIME...MOST OF THE TIME...and ALL OF THE TIME
I also UNDERLINED and made BOLD the "SOME OF THE TIME, MOST OF THE TIME, and ALL OF THE TIME...and each of the PERCENTAGES, too.
Now this should give you a better picture of what your rating should be.
This is ONLY a guide
CFR 4.130 Schedule of ratingsmental disorders
9440 Chronic adjustment Disorders
General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders:
SOME OF THE TIME....................MOST OF THE TIME....................ALL OF THE TIME
A mental condition has been formally diagnosed, but symptoms are not severe enough either to interfere with occupational and social functioning or to require continuous medication
Occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms which decrease work efficiency and ability to perform occupational tasks only during periods of significant stress, or;
symptoms controlled by continuous medication
Occupational and social impairment with occasional decrease in work efficiency and intermittent periods of inability to perform occupational tasks (although generally functioning satisfactorily, with routine behavior, self-care, and conversation normal), due to such symptoms as:
panic attacks (weekly or less often)
chronic sleep impairment
mild memory loss (such as forgetting names, directions, recent events)
Occupational and social impairment with reduced reliability and productivity due to such symptoms as:
circumstantial, circumlocutory, or stereotyped speech
panic attacks more than once a week
difficulty in understanding complex commands
impairment of short- and long-term memory (e.g., retention of only highly learned material, forgetting to complete tasks)
impaired abstract thinking
disturbances of motivation and mood
difficulty in establishing and maintaining effective work and social relationships
Occupational and social impairment, with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking, or mood, due to such symptoms as:
obsessional rituals, which interfere with routine activities
speech intermittently illogical, obscure, or irrelevant
near-continuous panic or depression affecting the ability to function independently, appropriately and effectively
impaired impulse control (such as unprovoked irritability with periods of violence)
neglect of personal appearance and hygiene
difficulty in adapting to stressful circumstances (including work or a worklike setting)
inability to establish and maintain effective relationships
Total occupational and social impairment, due to such symptoms as:
gross impairment in thought processes or communication
persistent delusions or hallucinations
grossly inappropriate behavior
persistent danger of hurting self or others
intermittent inability to perform activities of daily living (including maintenance of minimal personal hygiene)
disorientation to time or place
memory loss for names of close relatives, own occupation, or own name