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Symptoms of PTSD in Veterans



Experiencing shock or devastation after a traumatic event is a normal human reaction. When a veteran has a stress reaction that impedes their ability to lead a normal life, there may be a deeper issue.

Are you suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD? For some people, this condition can take years to surface. Filing a claim will help you get the veterans disability benefits you deserve.

Contact Vets National Advocates today for your free consultation. We only work on a contingent fee basis so you don’t pay us anything unless your claim is successful.

Symptoms of PTSD in Veterans

One of the main differences between a normal stress reaction to a traumatic event and PTSD is that PTSD symptoms do not lessen in severity over time.

Veterans with PTSD may continuously re-live the event, try to avoid situations that remind them of their trauma, or be hypersensitive to situations they perceive to be dangerous.

There are four common types of PTSD symptoms:

Also known as re-living, or re-experiencing, the event.

Are you having nightmares? Can you see, feel, hear or smell the details of the traumatizing event? Flashbacks are powerful sensory experiences that can be triggered by something as small as a car backfiring.

Places, emotions or situations that trigger a memory of the trauma may become something you avoid. You may stay away from crowds, you may avoid driving if your accident took place in a car. You may even avoid watching movies with scenes that remind you of what you lived through.

The way you think about yourself and others might be affected by your trauma. You may not have positive or loving feelings toward others; you may avoid relationships; you may think the world is exceedingly dangerous; you may distrust everyone.

Feeling constantly “on-edge” or looking for the danger in every situation. You may feel irritable, easily agitated and ready for a fight.

If your symptoms persist for longer than three months, cause you intense distress or disrupt life at home or at work, seek medical attention. The VA recognizes PTSD as a severe mental illness affecting a large number of service members.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can impact your life on a daily basis, making it hard to obtain meaningful gainful employment, interact with friends and family, and cope with every day living.

You shouldn’t suffer PTSD without the benefits you’ve earned serving our country.
Contact us to reach our advocates today, or call 1 (877) 777-4021 to take the first step in fighting for your future.


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