PTSD: 7 Reasons Why Suffering Veterans Aren’t Receiving Proper Help

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1. Lack of Awareness– A portion of the general public are unaware of the disorder and the effect it has on people. The public needs to be further educated on the effects PTSD has on the brain and   the struggles veterans face on a daily basis while living with PTSD.

2. Lack of Desire– About 60 percent of veterans who suffer from PTSD do not seek help. This is due   to a variety of factors such as self-denile, embarrassed, pride, fear of being labeled, and fear of discussing the traumatic situation.

3. VA Hospitals– The VA hospitals are too understaffed to handle the influx of veterans seeking help, therefore leaving many with no where to turn to.

4. Flawed Compensation– The amount of compensation a veteran suffering from PTSD receives is determined by a VA accessor, assessing how impaired they are. They base it off the GAF or Global Assessment…

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