According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. The VA says that up to 20 percent of military members return from deployment with signs of PTSD, while up to 8 percent of the country’s population is affected by the disorder.
The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as an “anxiety condition prompted by a frightening incident and recurring overwhelming thoughts about the episode.” The Huffington Post recently ran an article that said the following symptoms are signs of PTSD:
- Feeling hopeless about your future
- Having a difficult time concentrating
- Having a difficult time remembering
- Feeling more angry and irritable
- Feeling crushing shame and guilt over the event
- Having a challenging time maintain relationships
- Difficulty sleeping
- Seeing and hearing things that are not there
- Becoming easily frightened and startled
- Feeling a lack of focus
- Severe crying spells
If you suffer from PTSD, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. In order to qualify, you will need to meet Social Security Administration (SSA) requirements for anxiety disorders. You must also provide required medical evidence, including records of psychological episodes, such as panic attacks.
Are you a veteran who is unable to work? Do not hesitate to contact our Tulsa Social Security disability lawyers for a free consultation. You may also reach us by phone at (918) 587-0050.
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