The term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly used to describe nervous conditions of returning deployed members of the armed forces. You may have been diagnosed with PTSD after you returned from service in Iraq, Afghanistan or anyplace where conflict and risks were high. You may have struggled to return to a domestic life, only to discover that you can no longer hold down a full-time job because of symptoms of PTSD.
However, other traumatic experiences can lead to PTSD, as well, including catastrophic accidents, violent attacks or frightening events such as a home fire or workplace explosion.
Common Symptoms Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A person with PTSD often finds day-to-day life challenging, both personally and vocationally. You may be unable to carry on a full-time job anymore because of symptoms such as:
- Recurring and disruptive flashbacks or nightmares of traumatic experiences
- Emotional numbness
- Substance abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
If you, your doctors, your family and employers have realized that you are disabled by your PTSD, it is time to talk to a Social Security Disability (SSD) attorney. If your condition has lasted a year or is expected to last a year, and you are unable to work full-time because of it, you may be eligible for disability benefits.
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Arriving at this website is an excellent first step. The next step is just as easy: Contact us. At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod and Baril, PLLC, in Knoxville, we tell prospective clients, "One call does it all." By this, we mean that once you call us, we will take it from there. Our experience can be your guide as you seek SSD benefits when you are unable to work because of PTSD.
Our lawyers offer free initial consultations. Once we understand the basic facts in your case, we are here to do the heavy lifting. Our experience has given us the skills and tools needed to move your claim forward at the same time that we prepare for an appeal if your initial claim is denied.
If you are eligible for disability benefits because of any mental disorder or nervous condition such as PTSD, we are here to lead the way in your quest for SSD benefits. Call 800-888-3192 or email us to schedule a free consultation.