When it comes to any emotional or psychological problem, people are more likely to be uncomfortable talking about the issue with their doctor, family or friends. However, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a very serious condition, which can easily get worse if not dealt with appropriately.
Living with PTSD can mean that it is difficult to focus on things that you need to, which can eventually make it a struggle to get through each day. Some people with PTSD eventually commit suicide, so it is imperative that you speak to someone as soon as you can. Here are some tips for speaking to your doctor about your PTSD:
- Research the condition. In order to talk to your doctor seriously about PTSD, it may be helpful for you to know a little more about the disorder, why you think you have it, and how it is presented in you. This will enable you to have an intelligent conversation with your doctor about what you are going through.
- Know the progression. Know how your PTSD began, what stages it has gone through since then, and where it is likely to progress to. This means that you will then be able to work with your doctor to decide the best treatment option.
- Answer back. If your doctor comes up with a treatment option that doesn’t seem right to you, you should feel free to say no and come up with an alternative option. This is your health and your mind, and your doctor cannot tell you what you are feeling or what will make you feel better; only you can do this.
- Go for regular checkups. Once you have decided on a treatment option, return to your doctor as often as you can to get a checkup and make sure that you are still getting the correct treatment for your stage of PTSD.
If you have had a very serious accident which led to your PTSD, and this was caused by someone else, you may find that you have a great case to make Kent claims against this other person. Making Kent claims can often be the first step in dealing with the situation and getting to a happier place in your recovery.
Using the experts for Kent claims
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about Kent claims and decide whether or not making these claims is the best next step for you. The team will be more than happy to discuss your accident with you, then pair you with an experienced personal injury lawyer who will be able to work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. You will also be kept updated as your Kent claims progress, so you always know where you stand.
Date Published: 25th June 2014
Author: David Brown