In the past, it was difficult to prove that everyday events could cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The view of the disorder has evolved much like that of depression, in that it was difficult to define and therefore hard to say who was suffering, and to what degree. A few years ago, someone suffering PTSD after an Oklahoma car accident may have been told by his doctor that he was simply on edge, much as a clinically depressed individual might simply have been called “moody.”
Thankfully, the public view of mental and emotional disorders has become much more open. If you have undergone treatment as a result of PTSD and can provide evidence of your suffering, you could be compensated for the amount spent on your recovery.
Helpful forms of evidence include:
- Journals or written evidence. Many therapists recommend keeping a daily journal of your thoughts and experiences, which can help to classify your condition.
- A recorded counseling session. Your reactions when directly questioned about the accident could indicate PTSD.
- Family testimonials. Nobody knows you better than your family. Your loved ones can give a complete picture of your condition, including behavioral changes and specific events or outbursts.
- Medical records. Prescriptions, therapy sessions and medical tests in the time since the accident could mark changes in your condition while providing receipts to the treatments you’ve paid for.
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HelpGuide.org, “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”