PTSD is commonly found in those who serve in the military but it can be diagnosed in individuals who suffer from any short-traumatic stress disorder. Some individuals will even experience PTSD from violent attacks and/or pregnancy.
Those suffering from PTSD will re-experience the trauma through intense flashbacks or nightmares; they will display emotional numbness, avoid people or activities that may remind them of the trauma, difficulty sleeping, issues concentrating for long periods or at all depending on the severity and will often be easily agitated.
It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.
If you or someone you care for suffers from PTSD, you may be eligible for a large refund from the Canada Revenue Agency through the Disability Tax Credit program. We are Disability Tax Credit experts and have experience working with thousands of Canadians with a multitude of medical conditions. We would be happy to discuss your specific case with you and help determine if you may be eligible to claim the Disability Tax Credit, and receive a refund from the Canada Revenue Agency. Contact Us Today!