The National Institute of Mental Health describes Post-traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD") as the following:
"People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they're no longer in danger. PTSD develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm."
The National Center for PTSD provides:
"After a trauma or life-threatening event, it is common to have reactions such as upsetting memories of the event, increased jumpiness, or trouble sleeping. If these reactions do not go away or if they get worse, you may have PTSD."
If PTSD is the result of military service, i.e. it is "service-connected," disability and compensation benefits may be available from the Veterans Administration. If you feel like you are suffering from symptoms of PTSD, visit the links above to get additional information, and most importantly, seek help. Local VA medical facilities in Mobile, Pensacola, and Biloxi are staffed with professionals who can offer assistance.
An experienced veterans disability attorney can help you with your claim for service-connected PTSD. Contact us today if you have any questions about veterans disability benefits or VA pension.