Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Exposure to a traumatic event, such as a life-threatening accident can lead to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. You often hear the term applied to soldiers returning from the battlefield (once recognised as ‘shell shock’) but PTSD can also be caused by road accidents, violent assaults – even being a witness to a shocking event can cause PTSD. The effects usually improve over time, but often some sufferers are unable to overcome the condition and lead a normal life.

The symptoms of PTSD are often intrusive and life-affecting. They include nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping and muscle tension as well as a reluctance to revisit the scene of the incident. Feelings of grief, guilt, anger, depression and extreme anxiety or also recognised symptoms.

There are multiple kinds of treatment for PTSD including medication and psychotherapy. Group therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy are also effective treatments.

Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have experienced a traumatic event and the above seems familiar, call us now or complete the form below. One of our experience claims handlers can advise you whether you have a case.

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