Representing People Suffering From PTSD
People who have been victims of a horrific accident or event can have long-term mental issues that can prevent them from living a normal life. At the law firm of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., our lawyers represent people in filing Social Security applications from our five office locations in northern Illinois, including in Chicago.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder — There Is Help
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder that can occur in people who suffered a particularly shocking event. After the incident, they may have strong feelings of anger, fear and confusion. The main symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are:
- Having feelings of reliving the event (re-experiencing symptoms)
- Avoiding situations that remind a person of the event
- Having a difficult time expressing emotions — feeling numb
- Having feelings of being keyed up, called hyperarousal
Filing A Social Security Application For Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD can be a painful, debilitating psychological disorder that can make it impossible for you to sustain gainful employment. You may be incapable of handling stress because of fear. You also may suffer from severe mood swings and social anxiety. The most important thing for you to do is to seek out the advice of an experienced psychologist or psychiatrist to document your mental condition.
We Empathize With What You Are Going Through
At the law firm of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd., we have represented countless people who have suffered from overwhelming mental illnesses and psychological disorders. While people want to believe that they are capable of handling the situation alone, it is important to speak to a mental health professional immediately to receive the best chance of treatment.
There is no need to suffer endlessly when help is available for you. Our firm will sit down and figure out a plan that will help you obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
If you are stricken with post-traumatic stress disorder, you are not alone. There are people like you throughout the country who deal with this mental condition every day. Why would you continue to go through this alone? To learn more about obtaining Social Security benefits, contact one of our attorneys today.