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Helping veterans reduce the suffering of PTSD
Posted October 28, 2014

Many veterans come home from war with new physical ailments that will need to be treated. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs said up to 20 percent of the 2.3 million veterans who returned from Iraq and Afghanistan experience post-traumatic stress disorder at some point of their lives, which affects mental health far more than physical health. This can lead to depression, anxiety and, in some cases, even suicide.


Washington Post spotlights huge SSA disability backlog
Posted October 22, 2014

At our offices, we see those terribly affected by disability on a daily basis. Many will end up waiting months, if not years, to be helped by Social Security Administration disability benefits. In Cook County alone, there are 158,840 people who receive disability benefits, unable to work in due to mental illness or physical disability.


Speeding up the process of veterans benefits
Posted October 16, 2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has taken a lot of flack over the past few years when it comes to veterans benefits, and rightfully so. The backlog of those waiting for their benefits has been on the uprise for years, with the average wait time for benefits skyrocketing to 923 days by the end of 2013. Many were simply not getting the treatment they needed.


Mini-strokes may cause PTSD
Posted October 13, 2014

Post-traumatic stress disorder is usually associated with veterans returning from war, those who have had near-death experiences or people who have been abused. However, a recent study from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany reported that mini-strokes could also cause PTSD, even in cases where they do not cause lasting physical damage.