PTSD is a condition caused by going through a serious and traumatic life event, such as an auto accident, abuse, natural disaster, or a scary emergency health condition. There are a number of experiences that can trigger PTSD. Once you have the disorder, you may frequently experience flashbacks, nightmares, or other forms of anxiety that disrupt your ability to live the daily life you once did.
Unlike some other mental disorders, PTSD actually triggers a chemical reaction in your brain, changing your behavior. This can be extremely debilitating, leaving you unable to work at the same job you held before the traumatic incident. This can cause you to need Boston Social Security disability to help cover your expenses.
To receive benefits for your PTSD, you must have one or more severe symptoms, such as:
- Recurring nightmares
- Frequent flashbacks
- Extreme anxiety or emotional disturbance from regular memories
- Inability to concentrate
- Inability to maintain a normal social life
- Inability to perform daily activities
Showing each of these items can be difficult. To document your disability, you must have a detailed description of a regular PTSD episode that you experience. This should include the duration and symptoms of the episodes. You must also have a description from your doctor of your symptoms. Finally, your medical records must determine that you are unable to perform your tasks at home and at work as normal.
This can be very difficult to show. Contact a Massachusetts Social Security Disability lawyer at Keefe Disability Law for help with your application. Call us today toll-free at 888-904-6847 and request a FREE copy of our book, Five Most Frequently Asked Questions About Social Security Disability.