After going through a traumatic or life-threatening event, it is not unusual
for the individual to experience upsetting memories of the event, difficulty
sleeping, agitation, or general uneasiness. When such reactions persist
or worsen, you may have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Have you been through combat? Experienced a highly upsetting or traumatic
event while in the Armed Services? PTSD is very common among service men
and women, especially when they have gone through a traumatic event while
Have you experienced any of the following?
- Combat exposure
- Terrorist attack
- Sexual assault
- Physical assault
- Prisoner of war
- A serious accident
- A natural disaster such as a fire or tornado
When you are in the midst of a traumatic event, you feel as if your life
or others’ lives are in danger. You may feel fear, apprehension,
and as if you cannot control the situation. It is common for people to
experience stress-related reactions after such events, but not everyone
gets PTSD. If your reactions have not gone away, or if they have begun
disrupting your everyday life, you may have PTSD.
Unfortunately, many war veterans experience PTSD, as this is common when
a soldier witnesses or directly experiences traumatic events involving
capture, torture, injuries, killings, physical assaults, rape, and other
emotionally disturbing events.
PTSD often causes nightmares, anxiety, recurrent flashbacks, physical symptoms,
chronic pain, and employment problems. The treatment for PTSD may include
counseling, psychotherapy, antidepressant medications, antipsychotic medications,
cognitive-behavior therapy, and any combination of the above.
Can I get SSDI for my PTSD?
Can a service member get
SSDI for PTSD? Yes, absolutely. An applicant can be approved if their medical
records satisfy the requirements for Social Security’s listing of
anxiety-related disorders. The other way to get approved is through a
“medical vocational allowance.” While this may seem unusual,
this is a route by which many SSDI and SSI disability claims are approved.
If you have been diagnosed with PTSD, we urge you to contact the
Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC as soon as possible for legal assistance. We service clients all throughout
Plano, Dallas, and the surrounding areas!