Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after an individual experiences a traumatic event. It can result from a surprising act or disaster. Events such as assaults, domestic abuse, rape, an act of terrorism, combat, or a natural disaster, can cause post-traumatic stress disorder. Those who witness a terrorist attack or return home from war are often diagnosed with PTSD.

Symptoms

Some of the symptoms that can arise after these events are physical and emotional distress that can be recognized in a number of ways. Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder can experience nightmares or sleep disturbance as the body's attempt to relieve the trauma. Depression, jittery feelings, nervousness, irritability, worry, regressive behaviors, difficulty concentrating, and other circumstances are serious emotional symptoms that also can occur. Physical symptoms can also result, such as headaches and stomachaches.

PTSD Treatment

There are no tests that can be done to diagnose this disorder. The cost of a support system or other therapy group can be large expenses that may require compensation. PTSD is a debilitating condition that usually leads to persistent and frightening thoughts and flashbacks. The condition can improve after about three months, however it depends on the individual.

Treatment can depend on many factors, including:

  • Individual's age, health, and medical history
  • Extent of the individual's symptoms
  • Individual's tolerance to medications and therapy

This is a disorder that can be treated, and when it involves an accident that was caused by the negligence of another individual, our Charleston catastrophic injury lawyer is available to help. If you or someone close to you has developed post-traumatic stress disorder due to the negligence of another individual, contact our firm at your earliest convenience.

At McLeod Law Group, LLC, we can help you recover financial compensation. Call today!