How Does PTSD Get Worse

PTSD is a complex condition that impacts on a lot of veterans. While many veterans try and “tough” out the symptoms of PTSD such avoidance contributes to a worsening of the condition. Some of the common experiences we see in representing hundreds of veterans fighting for PTSD benefits from VA are as follows:

A. Failure to get adequate treatment: We see this frequently. It’s uncomfortable to address the past, but failing to get treatment will result in a worsening of the condition.

B. Life Stress: exigent circumstances and factors may also impact on the severity of PTSD. Health issues, financial problems, death of someone close, etc. are the types of life stressors that can trigger a worsening of the symptoms.

C. Triggers: given the nature of PTSD there are certain sights, smells, environments that can trigger the thoughts and feelings of the person with PTSD. As a result a veteran must be diligent in appropriately handling triggers.

These are just a few of the ways we see that PTSD can worsen. This is not meant to be exhaustive but to provide you with some general direction so that you can assess whether you should receive increased compensation. To discuss your concerns in more detail schedule an appointment with the Vet Defender. You can do that by clicking on this link: Schedule an Appointment.