Can I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Cleveland for PTSD? May 31, 2012.

PTSD is a mental condition that can occur after a traumatic event, leaving the patient depressed, anxious, angry, and sad. If your healthcare professional diagnoses you with PTSD after a medical mistake, he or she may recommend the following:

  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy in which the patient is guided through a process that exposes him or her to thoughts and feelings that remind him or her of the accident and show him or her how to replace these feelings with more pleasant and balanced feelings.
  • Group therapy that helps the patient relate to others who are going through a similar situation. If family or friends attend, they can learn how to support the person who’s suffering from PTSD.
  • Medication such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs may be prescribed to help control and lessen symptoms.

It is important that a PTSD patient only seek treatment and counseling from a trained and certified counselor or mental health professional.