Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that affects thousands of veterans. PTSD can cause the brain to sense stress and danger in even the most benign situations. Stress and fear take over at unexpected times, causing much mental anguish.
Symptoms of PTSD include:
According to the National Institute of Mental Health in order to be diagnosed with PTSD a person must have all of the following symptoms for at least one month:
Treatments for PTSD generally involve psychotherapy or medications. These two are often used in conjunctions with one another. Treatments are dependent on the severity of the symptoms. Therefore each PTSD sufferer may be treated in different ways. The list below goes over some treatment options for PTSD.
Psychotherapy (using cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT)
We hope that this article and the links within it will help you better understand and deal with the symptoms of PTSD.
If you are a veteran suffering from PTSD and you have been denied VA disability benefits or have received a rating that is too low there is something you can do. Please allow the experienced representatives at Disability Help Group to fight this battle for you. We have dedicated our lives and our careers to fighting for the rights of veterans across the country. You have fought for your country and paid for your service with your mental health; now let our advocates fight for you.