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.
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.
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.