COVID-19 NOTIFICATION: To protect your safety in response to the threat of COVID-19, our staff is still available to serve you during our normal office hours. We are offering our clients and potential clients the option to connect with us via telephone, email and video-conferencing. Please call or email us to discuss your options.
Lead Counsel | LC | Rated
Shawn Taylor
View Our Q&A Videos
Lead Counsel | LC | Rated
Shawn Taylor
View Our Q&A Videos

Strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.

Trusted For Answers And Results.
meet Shawn Taylor,
Your Social Security Lawyer

Anxiety among veterans can plague them at home

While serving in a combat zone, having some level of anxiety certainly makes sense. Being in the military is a dangerous career path. There is the threat of serious injury or death almost every day. The anxiety is just your body’s natural reaction to this type of elevated stress.

But what if you come home and still feel that way? Maybe you experience things like:

  • Being on edge or restless
  • Feeling jumpy, especially if anything unexpected happens
  • Struggling with concentration
  • Worrying endlessly about every little decision you make
  • Clammy skin
  • Insomnia
  • Having a racing heart or high blood pressure
  • Feeling twitchy or trembling
  • Being so stressed that you feel lightheaded, nauseated or dizzy
  • Not being able to catch your breath or feeling short of breath

One veteran said that this was exactly what happened to him after he returned home from his deployment. It was nearly impossible for him to go out in crowds. He always worried, as if there may be a threat in that crowd. He also struggled with anxiety at night. Anything that made it harder to take stock of his surroundings made him feel like he was potentially unsafe and at risk.

Again, in a combat zone, this type of feeling has its place and the type of vigilance needed to stay safe can create it. Upon returning home, though, that anxiety can have a massive negative impact on your life. You may struggle to connect with people, enjoy life or even work again. Be sure you are aware of all of the options you have.