Thursday, February 4, 2016

Medical Alert Devices Can Help Veterans Handle Intrusive PTSD Symptoms

Life Protect 24/7, a medical alert company, provides people with the sense of security that comes from realizing that they will receive prompt medical attention in any high-stress scenario. During a crisis or medical emergency, Life Protect 24/7 customers activate their alert device to connect to trained specialists at the company's around-the-clock monitoring center.

Alert devices are valuable to a wide range of users, including those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A mental health condition resulting from exposure to trauma, PTSD causes individuals to have disruptive symptoms, including intrusive flashbacks or startle responses. At times, symptoms of PTSD can feel so severe that those with the condition may consider hurting themselves or others. With a medical alert device, however, an individual with PTSD can reach out for help and avoid such threats.

In fact, Bonita, a military veteran, recently testified to the value of her medical alert device in avoiding a PTSD attack. When overcome with memories of landmine explosions and other horrors she witnessed during her service, Bonita became highly agitated and considered self-harm. However, Bonita used her medical alert device to connect with a monitoring professional who kept the veteran calm until help arrived.

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