If you are one of the many Veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you are entitled to understand your Second Amendment rights. Every state has different gun laws and gun control rights, so it is essential to review local laws or consult a Veterans’ law attorney to determine if…

How Many Veterans Have PTSD?

What Is PTSD?  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that affects many people in the months and years following a traumatic experience. While trauma can leave a person with unpleasant memories that can stay with them for life, the symptoms of combat-related PTSD can be  so severe that they…

What Is PTSD?  Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychological condition that affects many men and women in the aftermath of traumatic experiences. Thousands of Veterans have this condition as a result of combat experiences, military sexual trauma, and other life-altering circumstances and experiences that soldiers may endure. If…

What Is PTSD? PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. This condition is a struggle faced by many Veterans in the wake of witnessing the horrors of war. PTSD was long trivialized and downplayed, but the condition started receiving the legitimacy that it warrants during and after the Vietnam War.  A…

What PTSD Looks Like If you have PTSD, your symptoms may significantly affect your ability to work, maintain relationships, and function in everyday life. Some of the most debilitating symptoms of PTSD are:  Reliving: Veterans with PTSD may have troubling and disturbing memories that come back in the form of…

How to File a VA Claim for PTSD

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a long-term mental health condition that affects people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. PTSD symptoms can be debilitating to the mind, and ultimately devastating to your quality of life. Unfortunately, because of the nature of military service, Veterans are uniquely predisposed to…

Veterans diagnosed with non-combat PTSD but denied service connection frequently express a common frustration: “How can the VA say this never happened to me? I’m not lying!” But rather than accusing Veterans of stretching the truth, the VA will often cite a lack of evidence as reason for denial. With…

PTSD Among Aviators

Often, when someone pictures post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among our Veterans they think of individuals who served on the ground, especially those who served the infantry, tanks, and artillery. Most people don’t think about PTSD among aviators, whether they are pilots, air crew, door gunners, first aid personnel, medics,…

Many of our nation’s Veterans who have come home from Afghanistan and Iraq experienced traumatic events while serving in combat zones. They may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But it is often difficult for a young man or woman who remains physically strong to admit he or she has a…