Veteranclaims’s Blog

November 12, 2010

Half of Veterans with PTSD Don’t Seek Help and Those that Do, Only Half of Those Get Adequate Help

These facts really should raise many red flags. It should motivate veterans to get a confirmed diagnosis and seek a disability rating from the VA. Then they should start getting help because the thing about PTSD and TBI is that they are lifelong conditions which left untreated will get worse and aggravate other medical conditions.

Full Article at: Veterans Affairs: Half of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder have never sought help

Posted: 11/11/2010

* By: Alicia Smith By: Alicia Smith

“The Veterans Administration says half of all veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have never sought help. Of those who do, half of them receive inadequate treatment.

Thirty-five-percent of U.S. military personnel deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001 are reported to be suffering from PTSD.

Every day in the U.S., 18 veterans commit suicide. Others engage in risky behavior leading to overdosing on drugs or drunken driving.”

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