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Thursday, May 26, 2011

One Disabled Veteran's Experience with PTSD

Occasionally, I run across stories from disabled people on the internet that I share with the readers of this blog. The reason is simple: most of my disabled clients do not realize that there are thousands of other people just like them...experiencing the horrible effect of some illness or injury that keeps them from working too.

If you suffer from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), have a family member that does, or just want to understand how PTSD impacts someone, I encourage you to visit this blog post: Female Vet With PTSD. After 9 years in the regular Army, this soldier relates her experiences with symptoms and the reactions of others. She talks about how the VA does not believe everything she told them in her claim for service-connected compensation. Perhaps the most difficult thing that she relates - and it is something I hear from female veterans a lot - her husband (also in the Army) simply was not supportive and did not understand.

Sometimes, it is important just to understand that your symptoms are not strange. In fact, they are often common. You just don't know that because you are the only person you know with a particular condition.

If you or someone you know suffers from PTSD, I urge you to find a support group. Call you local VAMC or even ask at the local Legion or VFW post. I am sure you know someone who has PTSD too....they are just afraid to talk about it to others, because, like you, they feel that they are alone.

If your claim for service-connected VA Disability compensation was denied, call Veterans Disability Lawyer John Tucker at (866) 282-5260 for a free consultation. Copyright (c) 2011 by John V. Tucker and Tucker & Ludin, P.A. All rights reserved.

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