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.
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.
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.