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Serious accidents and events happen all the time to unfortunate victims, but the great tragedy is that the brunt of the pain and suffering often does not simply occur in a single moment. Instead, the horror of the initial event lingers on in the form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an agonizing disorder of mental health that can develop if a person has seen or experienced a devastating catastrophe.
PTSD can affect people’s lives in countless negative ways, causing extreme anxiety, nightmares, insomnia, depression, irritability, and suicidal feelings. In the midst of such trauma, it is crucial to know that you are not alone. Our compassionate Middlebury post-traumatic stress disorder lawyers are highly experienced at supporting those affected by PTSD gain settlements. You can trust Griffin Injury Law, LLC to aid you on the road to recovery.
Kinds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Many people associate PTSD as an issue that primarily affects current soldiers or veterans. While members of the military certainly can face PTSD, many other people may be victims of this suffering as well, whether they have been involved in a horrific car crash or have witnessed gun violence in a drive-by shooting. Those who have suffered long-term abuse, molestation, or rape often experience PTSD, as well as those who have encountered single traumatic events such as a dog attack.
The 3 primary kinds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders include:
- Acute PTSD – With this kind of trauma, victims usually have suffered from symptoms for less than 3 months.
- Chronic PTSD – Those suffering from this type of trauma usually have experienced symptoms for over 3 months.
- Delayed PTSD – In certain scenarios, the symptoms of PTSD do not appear until 6 months or more have passed.
When you have been dealing with these symptoms for a few weeks, it is crucial to contact a doctor to examine whether you need treatment. You should also get in touch with our attorneys to work on establishing a claim for the financial resources you need to pay for such treatment.
The Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
There are multiple ways that PTSD may affect you. Many of our clients have experienced terrifying flashbacks and nightmares or sudden outbursts of fear, anger, despair, and irritation. Alternatively, depression, hopelessness, or apathy could occur, and in some cases, people might even experience suicidal thoughts. Trying to deal with PTSD on one’s own can lead to both drug addiction and alcoholism, and it often ruins one’s personal relationships in addition to the behaviors and activities of normal life.
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