Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for military soldiers are composed here.
Military soldiers who have undergone suffering of PTSD are helped by Vietnam Veterans of America lawsuit.
Between the years of 2003 and 2008 thousands of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans were medically discharged without the coverage to get treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD symptoms persisted beyond combat leading in personal lives with flashbacks, suffering and anxiety that affected their mental health along with family unity.
Symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder include, yet are not limited to numerous health problems that began as early as three months after combat, however were experienced and seen years after the traumatic events took place.
Veterans experiencing PTSD symptoms place in three different types namely: intrusive memories, increased anxiety, avoidance and numbing. Severity of these reactions varies as do those symptoms that come and go.
Common symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder
1. Reoccurring, disturbing dreams of combat
2. Daytime flashbacks reliving combat situations
3. Avoidance in talking and thinking about past trauma
4. Lack of focus
5. Crying spells
6. Interrupted or inability to sleep
7. Feelings of shame or guilt
8. Associating news to personal combat situations
9. Easily frightened
10.Excessive anger, excitability or being irritable
12.Seeing, hearing or imagining things that are not real.
13.Extreme eating habits
14.Drug dependency to numb feelings of past traumatic event
15.Thoughts of harming self or others
16.Self destructive behavior such as over indulgence in alcohol
17.Headaches, stomachaches, pounding heart and nausea
18.Trouble returning to work or school
19.Avoiding people or complete hermit way of living
August 3, 2011, an immediate press release became the help for post traumatic stress disorder veterans. When PTSD diagnosis was made for thousands of disabled veterans the National Legal Services Program and their law firm teamed up to finally manage treatment for soldiers. John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America gave credit to Pfizer, the pharmaceutical firm who gave free legal counseling to those veterans choosing to be a part of the lawsuit.
The soldiers will now be awarded disability retirement benefits retroactive to their date of discharge with the diagnosis of PTSD. Health benefits will be given for the life of the veteran, spouse and dependent children. Lifetime commissary and military base privileges are a part of the package due these brave soldiers who have health problems associated with PTSD. In addition, the military has given an increase to another thousand veterans who were not given the 50% PTSD rating.
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