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Prathamesh A   28 December 2021

Concealment of PTSD - A Mental Disorder "Is it a valid ground for divorce"

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) condition if not disclosed before marriage, is it a valid ground for divorce?

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Rama chary Rachakonda (Secunderabad/Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294 )     28 December 2021

Yes as per severety as per doctor certificate it is one of the grounds of divorce. PTSD does not always last forever, even without treatment. Sometimes the effects of PTSD will go away after a few months. Sometimes they may last for years – or longer. Most people who have PTSD will slowly get better, but many people will have problems that do not go away.

Prathamesh A   28 December 2021

Thanks for your reply.. PTSD could be recurring in nature, defense/police/enforcement personnel could be an example of recurring PTSD. In such cases will law tend to soften, considering duty bound occupation?

Dr J C Vashista (Lawyer)     29 December 2021

Your query is related to a ground for divorce or enrolment in military/ para-military service ?

Prathamesh A   29 December 2021

My query is pertaining to grounds for divorce, however trying to understand scenario(s) holistically.

Dr J C Vashista (Lawyer)     30 December 2021

PTSD is not a ground for divorce.

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