If you ever served in the military or been deployed for active duty, chances are you have seen and experienced things that stay with you. These experiences can have a profound effect on your body and mind and may get even worse if you don’t receive proper treatment.

According to the article, Post Deployment Care for Returning Combat Veterans, since 9/11, over 2.4 million military personnel have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of those, 772,000 rely on the Veterans Administration for their healthcare needs. Deployment, more than other forms of military service, impacts Veterans’ psychological, physical, and social health.

Veterans have a unique set of needs that set them apart from the general public, and this is why many Vets prefer to be treated by the VA. Vets may suffer from brain injuries, due to impact and bombs exploding nearby. They also experience PTSD and increased frequency of depression, substance abuse, family dysfunction, and social issues. Those at a VA hospital are more likely to look for symptoms related: to these issues, while those working with civilian populations may overlook the symptoms.

Many people that have been discharged from the military suffer from several physical or emotional abnormalities and don’t recognize there is a medical basis for them. Some think it is readjusting to civilian life.

Signs of PTSD:

According to the Mayo Clinic, here are some signs that could be present in those suffering from PTSD:

  • Unwanted memories of a traumatic event via dreams/nightmares, or flashbacks. These can be brought on by experiencing something that reminds the Vet of the event.
  • Avoiding thinking, talking, or seeing people and places that remind you of the event.
  • Changes in mood, including having negative thoughts, feeling hopeless, and having memory problems, especially of traumatic moments.
  • Having a difficult time maintaining relationships and feeling detached from friends and family.
  • Lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed.
  • Changes in reactions, especially being startled easily; afraid danger is around every corner, and always on the lookout.
  • Self-destructive behaviors like drinking, doing drugs, etc.
  • Changes in sleeping patterns or developing insomnia.
  • Changes in behavior such as becoming angry and prone to outbursts.
  • The feeling of guilt and shame for what you saw and experienced.

Find a Legal Team to Help You Get the Benefits You Deserve:

Anyone that feels they are not receiving the best possible VA care or that their rating should be higher to garner additional benefits should seek a law partner that understands the military, the VA and has had success working with Vets.

Those that served in the military have a unique set because of their experiences. That is why it’s important to choose a law firm, that understands the unique circumstances that Veterans possess. The best firms specialize in working with Vets and have a successful track record in getting Vets increased benefits.

If you are not getting the care you deserve because of a low rating and need to traverse all the red tape involved when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, it is time to visit this website

The team you choose to represent you should be professional and know the intimate details of working with the different divisions of the military.