I was given 50% for PTSD. My shrink (VA Certified) was shocked at such a low rating. The examiner asked me about my stressors, which were not denied. But he asked me if I had any interests/hobbies/etc. I told him I used to like camping and fishing. He asked if I was employed; I said part time. The report stated that the examiner found me to be "very neat in appearance" and I had hobbies and interests outside of the home. The truth is, I have not camped or fished since my return, and I only work part time inside my own house because I get really anxious if I am away for more than a few hours. And I was clean-shaved only because my Father is my unofficial caregiver/drill sargeant. If it weren't for him, I probably wouldn't have gotten out of bed to go to the VA in the first place. I filed for an appeal, and my shrink sent another report basically saying there was no way a 1/2 hour interview could cover everything - aside from his reports, is there anything I can do? I was considering sending a letter myself stating my arguement.