Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is the result of a traumatic experience. Since Veterans are often exposed to traumatic experiences throughout their military service, many Veterans develop PTSD – especially if they were exposed to combat. However, Veterans who develop a disability or condition while…

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…

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

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…

Veterans often express a common concern regarding their Second Amendment rights when we ask them about filing a disability claim for PTSD: “I don’t want to file for PTSD because I don’t want the VA to take my guns away.” Misconceptions abound when it comes to VA benefits and the…