National Gulf War Resource Center

Gulf War Syndrome Self-Help Guide

Table of Contents
A Letter From the President of the NGWRC


What is Gulf War Syndrome?


Known Exposures
               

Chemical And Biological Weapons (CBW)
Drugs and Vaccines
Depleted Uranium (DU) Munitions
Environmental Exposures
Leishmaniasis & Endemic Diseases

Who Has Gulf War Syndrome?


Veterans
Civilian Participants
Civilian Non-Participants
Families & Close Living Contacts
Communicability & Blood Ban
 
Symptoms and Private Medical Research


Common Symptoms
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
Private Medical Research
Treatments
Alternative Medicine

Congressional & Federal Actions


House Committees
Senate Committees
Government Accounting Office (GAO)
Persian Gulf Veterans' Coordinating Board
NIH & NAS
CDC Research
Presidential Advisory Committee

VA Programs and Actions


Registry
Medical Treatment
Checklist for Application for Medical Benefits
Medical Exam Protocol
Research

Filing VA Disability Claims


Overview
Service Connected Claims
Steps
Non-Service Connected Pensions
Denials
Appeals
Rules for Undiagnosed Illnesses


DoD Programs and Actions


Registry
Medical Treatment
Discharge Options
Research

Counseling and P.T.S.D.


Overview
Vet Centers
Symptoms of P.T.S.D.
VA Readjustment Counseling

How to Live with Chronic Illnesses

Social Security Admin. Programs


Litigation Against Chemical Companies


Topical Bibliographies


Resources or "Where to Get Help"


Health and Research Organizations
Gulf War Syndrome Organizations

Veterans Service Organizations
Other Veteran & Military Organizations
WWW Sites, Bulletin Board and Email List
State and County Agencies
Legal Aid and Legal Services Offices
Private Attorneys

   
Appendix A - Gulf War Syndrome Health Questionnaire

Appendix B -
Checklist of Symptoms

Appendix C -
VA Regulations: Compensation for Undiag-
                        nosed Illnesses of Persian Gulf Veterans

Appendix D
- VA Form "Guidelines for Application for
  Medical Benefits

Appendix E
- VA Form 10-10T Application for Medical
  Benefits

Appendix F - VA Form 10-101(R) Insurance Information

Appendix G - VA Form 10-10F(RS) Financial Worksheet

Appendix H
- National Gulf War Resource Center Inc.
          Application for Membership


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