The veteran's PTSD handbook: how to file and collect on claims for post-traumatic stress disorder

Addresses the obstacles that veterans face when filing for benefits related to PTSD. One of the greatest obstacles, the author writes, is establishing a connection between a veteran's service and PTSD. Because both combat stressors and noncombat stressors can cause PTSD and because of the difficulties in diagnosing the condition, filing a successful claim is difficult. In an accessible, self-help style, Roche offers detailed instructions on how to prepare a well-grounded claim for veterans' benefits. He also discusses the four years he spent helping one veteran establish a "service connection" for his PTSD claim. This book is for any veteran or dependent who wishes to obtain well-earned benefits, and for those officials of service organizations who assist veterans with their claims.--From publisher description.