Veterans Disability Lawyer
It would be easy to get made about this. But many people feel free to comment that PTSD is not a real condition. I suspect they mean it’s not an "injury" that you can attribute to a single act or event. It is not a sprained knee or back. You have to remember that some people believe the following (1) man has never walked on the moon; (2) the earth is flat ; (3) one's race impacts one's intelligence; (4) global warming does not exist; (5) there is no god and a variety of other commonly held believes are not true just because.So when I hear about the veteran and PTSD haters talk about PTSD, I just lump them in the "it takes all kinds" category. In 2011, the VA listed the three most common service-connected disabilities among veterans receiving federal compensation that year: tinnitus (ringing in the ears) at 10.9 percent, hearing loss at 7.5 percent, and PTSD at 5.3 percent. According to the VA the percentage of veterans of World War II and Vietnam who obtained disability compensation is 11 percent and 16 percent, respectively.
So does that mean PTSD has been faked for the last 70 years? I don’t think so. Despite exhaustive scientific studies that have explored the symptoms, causes, diagnoses, and prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder, hardcore skeptics remain. If you want to read about the skeptics see the following blog:http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/26/15395330-ptsd-may-be-overdiagnosed-but-ptsd-deniers-are-wrong-psychologists-say?lite