North Charleston, SC
A 44-year-old male asked:
I'm a 44 yr old retired combat veteran, who is retired. after a 20 year carrer, i'm suffering severe symptoms of ptsd, and severe stress. the local va?
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
Yes, the VA: Doctors and therapists at your local va can help you with your ptsd symptoms -- they are well trained to do so. In charleston as your info states, you also have the advantage of the psychiatry department at medical university of south carolina.
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Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Can be effective: PTSD support groups at vet centers often can be very effective. Combat veterans talking with other combat veterans for many sufferers of combat PTSD is the best way to go, in addition to medication and individual therapy. Also, get a Service Officer from VFW, American Legion, or the DAV to help submit claims. NEVER go up against the VA by yourself, and SAVE ALL DOCUMENTATION.
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