Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Advocating For Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Physical injuries aren’t the only trauma veterans can experience during their service in the U.S. military. When your mind is affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) you need an advocate to help you get the help you deserve. At Kabb Law, we are dedicated to being that advocate for you.

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after a traumatic experience — such as being in a war. 

While the Veterans Administration first recognized PTSD formally in 1980, it has existed as long as people have gone through traumatic events. 

Have you heard your grandparents talk about “shell shock” or “combat fatigue”? Those were earlier terms for PTSD. In many cases, PTSD encompasses military sexual trauma (MST) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

When you experience a PTSD episode, you may feel as if you’re in danger, even when there’s no actual danger in your vicinity. You may find your emotions or mind triggered by innocuous events to feel as if you have no control over what’s happening to you. PTSD episodes may leave you feeling angry or confused, and they may make it difficult to cope with daily life.

While PTSD occurs to many people after life-threatening experiences, veterans may be most likely to experience it, and they are deserving of help to deal with it.

Common Symptoms of PTSD

PTSD symptoms may be mild, or they may be extremely debilitating. They may start soon after the traumatic event, or they may first occur months or even years later. If any of these symptoms occur over an extended period, you may have PTSD, even if you have never been formally diagnosed:

  • Depression
  • Reliving the traumatic event mentally, including flashbacks
  • Being startled by sights or sounds that cause you to remember the event
  • Nightmares surrounding the traumatic event
  • Social isolation, often as an attempt to avoid any memories of the event
  • Emotional numbness and difficulty expressing your feelings
  • Irritated or aggressive behavior, often in response to a feeling of danger
  • Self-destructive behavior, including self-medication with drugs or alcohol
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Insomnia
  • Feelings of self-blame, shame, and fear
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Committed to Helping Veterans With PTSD

No one should have to face PTSD alone. At Kabb Veterans Law, we are passionate about advocating for the legal rights of veterans with PTSD.

Compensation for Service-Related Psychiatric Disorders

If you or your loved one is dealing with legal issues involving PTSD, including having medical claims for PTSD treatment denied, or if you are seeking compensation for service-related psychiatric disorders including Military Sexual Trauma (MST) & Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), call us today. We are here for you and we can help.

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