Caretakers for a PTSD veteran need to be aware of the many options available for the treatment of the symptoms and conditions associated with this disabling disorder. As more of the US veteran population returns home from the Iraq War, and older veterans get over the former stigma present when admitting to PTSD, there has been a surge in cases.
Luckily, society is now more accepting of PTSD as a serious and disabling condition than in the past. Veterans compensation now allows for a US veteran to draw disability benefits if they meet the disability rating for PTSD. This can be a life-changing asset to financially-strapped veterans and their families who were unable to obtain medical care on their own for their loved one's condition.
Treatment Available to a US Veteran through Veterans Compensation
There have been great advances in the research and development of new therapies for PTSD veteran care in many fields.
Medical teams are constantly working on established and new methods for treatment like:
Unfortunately, there are barriers to obtaining these treatments for many US veteran families. Some lack the resources to find the proper care in their area, while many are financially unable to afford some of the more effective treatments. While veterans compensation does provide PTSD veteran care, it's a difficult qualification to gain involving disability ratings, applications, and a lot of waiting.
You can help expedite the process for a US veteran and their families by helping fund programs like Care for Disabled Veterans. Veterans advocacy groups like ours gather resources both financially and directly to help connect our veterans to the care they need.
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