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social security disability benefits for mental conditions Archives

Is bipolar disorder a qualifying mental condition for SSD?

Even though Anaheim residents probably know they can receive disability benefits for both physical and mental illnesses, the reality is that qualifying for social security disability benefits for a mental condition is often harder. This is because the people who are examining the claim are not qualified in the medical field and cannot fully grasp the full scope of a mental illness. When it comes to certain conditions, due to their cyclical nature, it can be difficult to understand the limitations it imposes. Bipolar disorder is one such condition.

Panic attacks and Social Security Disability in California

Twenty-first century society provides plenty of opportunities for anxiety. Whether due to the general state of the world, or various personal issues that crop up every day that are difficult to deal with, anybody can have times of anxiousness or fear. However, for some people with certain medical conditions, these times can become completely overwhelming and debilitating. For these individuals, panic attacks are not something to "get over," but rather a genuine illness that may require medication and other treatment. It may even prevent them from working.

What are some symptoms of schizophrenia?

Many people in Anaheim have heard of the illness schizophrenia, but they may only be familiar with how it is portrayed on television or in the movies. In fact, schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that can be very disabling. In general, a person will begin exhibiting symptoms of this disorder between the ages of 16 and 30. There are three main categories of schizophrenia symptoms. Some are cognitive, some are positive, and some are negative.

Depression and Social Security benefits

Many Americans suffer from clinical depression, a prolonged feeling of helplessness that affects the ability to be a functioning member of society. It's a serious condition and it's widespread. The National Institute of Mental health says that 6.7% of all US adults suffered from at least one episode during the 2015 year.

Overcoming the challenge of proving a mental illness

Millions of Americans, including many here in Anaheim, suffer from certain maladies that are not as easy to identify as physical ailments. Yet, these mental conditions can be equally debilitating. If you suffer from a mental illness that prevents you from working, you may be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

Mental conditions that qualify someone for SSDI

No matter what disability you live with, the circumstances are understandably brutal. No one would want to live with difficult circumstances such as paralysis, the loss of limbs, or piercing chronic back pain that makes manual labor impossible. As bad as physical disabilities are, mental disabilities are just as nightmarish. They are often hard to articulate and diagnose. Sometimes, they are cyclical or their symptoms aren't apparent at a certain point in time. This can make things very difficult for the Social Security Administration when they are trying to evaluate your application on the basis of a mental condition.

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