PTSD & Military Injury Claims Infographic
Military Compensation Claims information from Blackwater Law
A complex psychological condition called post-traumatic stress disorder can come into effect any time, from immediately to months after, a traumatic event has occurred. This event can be any type of trauma caused to the victim, things such as violent assault, terrorist attacks, military combat, neglect, and witnessing death. With no specific cause, other than trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder affects everyone differently. Some individuals might feel the effects immediately, others later on in their recovery from the experience. The limits of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not known, symptoms however are known. From severe insomnia, too re-living the event over and over, or even feelings of guilt – it is estimated that 1 in 3 people suffer from this condition if they have encountered a traumatic event. It can be treated, but as it’s psychological this means that treatments may differ in their effectiveness between victims. Doctors will work together with victims of PTSD to work out the best way to treat that specific person, from psychological treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, to medication such at Paraxetine or Mirtazapine, which treat anxiety. Medication is usually a last resort and will be used only if a doctor feels it is necessary. Unfortunately it is often the case that the most effective cure to PTSD is time itself being the most effective healer. To find out more about the condition, take a look at the infographic created by Blackwater Law, who specialise in military injury compensation claims, it includes the most recent statistics on the condition taken from the UK.