If you are a servicemen or woman struggling with PTSD after exposure to life threatening situations, it can make life difficult, if not impossible. The emotional and behavioral changes that occur can have devastating effects on one’s work life, family life, and personal life. Living with PTSD untreated can spiral into other life long complications including depression, substance abuse, anger issues, or panic disorder.
There are ways to help with PTSD. If you aren’t sure if you have it but would like to learn more information about it, complete a Post-Traumatic Stress Self Assessment test. Regardless of the results, you are not alone and there is aid out there for the men and women who so fearlessly served our country.
PTSD is a disability that affects everyone in your life. Spouses and children are usually first in line for the brunt of your condition.
Service Disability Stats:
- 30% of Vietnam veterans suffer from PTSD
- 273,859 members have suffered from TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) since the year 2000
- 50% of Veterans suffer from chronic pain
- 71% of female members develop PTSD from sexual assault
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is developed after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event which can occur outside of the military. PTSD is a mental health problem that may also come from natural disasters, sexual assault, car accidents, etc. The individual may experience reliving there upsetting memories when they sleep or even while they are awake. If you are suffering symptoms of stress months after the event occurred it is possible you have developed PTSD.
PTSD can make everyday tasks impossible. You owe it to yourself and your family to get help. Talk with a social security disability benefits attorney today for free and learn how to get the benefits you deserve.