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Does PTSD Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with combat veterans; after all, it used to be known as “shell shock” and “combat fatigue.” While many veterans do suffer from PTSD, today we know that this psychiatric disorder can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed other traumatic events, such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, rape or assault, and more. In fact, studies show that PTSD affects approximately 3.5% of American adults, and that an estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime. Before covering PTSD disability benefits, let’s take a look at the disorder’s symptoms and how it’s diagnosed.

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