Veterans with PTSD and anger problems may be eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits. If you want to talk to our law firm for free about your PTSD and anger benefits, call (866) 232-5777 or fill out the contact form.
In this article about PTSD and anger among veterans:
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder among veterans is more common than most believe.
- It’s estimated that 30% of Vietnam veterans have PTSD at some point in their life.
- 12% of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans have PTSD.
- Veterans that served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom suffer from PTSD at the rate of 11-20%.
- About 30% of Veterans that have spent time in a war zone develop PTSD.
Veterans may develop PTSD after experiencing a life-threatening event like combat, terrorists attack, disaster, serious accident, or physical assault.
Veterans that suffer from a sexual assault in the military often develop PTSD. Military Sexual Trauma (MST) is any sexual harassment or sexual assault that occurred while in the military. MST has occurred in all branches of the military affecting men and women during war and peace times.
Veterans with PTSD are more likely to develop anger issues. Veterans with PTSD may feel that some of their thoughts are out of control. Veterans that express their feelings through anger and aggressive behavior may be looking for a way to gain control of their thoughts. Veterans with anger issues may be trying to release tension connected to the event that caused their PTSD.
PTSD and anger problems can be hard for veterans.
Anger can be a very difficult emotion to manage for Veterans with PTSD. Anger issues have caused many veterans to develop relationship problems with their mates, family members, friends, and neighbors.
Too often veterans with anger issues and relationship difficulties develop criminal problems, especially when veterans self-medicate through street drugs and alcohol. Veterans may want to isolate themselves from caregivers when criminal problems develop, thus causing more anger for the veteran with PTSD.
Veterans with PTSD benefit from therapy that can reduce anger feelings. Therapy can help veterans learn how to cope with anger, stress, and aggressive behavior.
If you have questions about veterans’ benefits, call our office or fill out the contact form on this page for a free confidential consultation. Was your PTSD claim denied? We can help with that too!