How Is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosed After a Construction Accident

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How is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosed After a Construction Accident?

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Construction workers who are involved in significant New Jersey or New York construction accidents may be at risk of developing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While most injury victims experience some stress or anxiety, not all construction accident victims will develop PTSD.

PTSD is a medical condition that must be diagnosed by a doctor. Currently, there are no diagnostic tests that can definitively diagnose PTSD. However, a doctor may make a diagnosis by recognizing the symptoms of PTSD and ruling out other possible causes for the symptoms.

If you think that you are suffering from PTSD after a construction accident, then it is important to get a medical diagnosis for a few reasons. First, it will enable you to get the help that you need to recover. Second, it may become part of the damages that you and your New York construction injury attorney seek after your accident.

For more information about your potential recovery from PTSD, please contact a New York and New Jersey construction accident lawyer at 1-800-362-9329.