Brain Scans Identify PTSD in Injured Veterans

Doctors may have a new tool to identify – and subsequently treat – the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans and wounded soldiers.

A recent study by University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis VA Medical Center has found that a high-powered brain scan can identify PTSD in the patient’s brain

A story from Minnesota.PublicRadio.org reports that over the course of the study, doctors were able to use the brain scan to spot cases of PTSD more than 90 percent of the time. This type of medical advance could be a huge help for veterans trying to prove their disability cases. 

Post-traumatic stress disorder is common among disabled veterans and wounded soldiers. Symptoms of PTSD – such as flashbacks and depression –are debilitating, but can be difficult to quantify, a fact that can hinder a veteran’s disability benefits claim.

If you are a wounded veteran suffering from PTSD, talk to your doctor about whether this new high-powered brain scan could be used to prove that you suffer from PTSD. This tool should enable you to gain more concrete evidence of your PTSD and help you to prove your veterans’ disability case.

If you are a veteran and suffering from PTSD and fighting the VA to get disability compensation, contact Veterans Help Group, a veterans law firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We represent more than 5000 disability claimants. Our disability attorneys have experience with cross examining agency-appointed medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your disability claim. Call us today at 1-855-855-8992 for a FREE legal consultation. There is NO OBLIGATION to hire our firm and there are NO FEES unless one of our trained disability lawyers wins your case.