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Social security is available to those suffering from a mental illness

Recent statistics show that the leading cause of disability in the United States is mental disorders. Whatever the mental disorder may be, these are all serious illnesses that need to be treated. It is important to remember that there is assistance available to those who are suffering.

Some of the mental disorders recognized as needing assistance, and therefore qualifying for social security disability benefits, include anxiety disorders, affective disorders, autism, developmental disabilities, personality disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, and substance addition.

There are a couple things that you need to show in order to qualify for social security benefits for a mental disorder:

· Each disorder, whether it is one of the few that were listed above or another recognized mental disorder, has a set of criteria that one must satisfy in order to qualify for social security. In satisfying those criteria, you are showing that your mental illness gets in the way of or holds you back from getting or keeping a job. These criteria always includes the need for medical evidence and normally will include an evaluation of the severity of the disorder.

· For each mental disorder, one must also show that he or she is receiving ongoing treatment for that disorder. Benefits are available for those suffering from a mental illness, but it is important to note that those benefits are only available to people who seek and continue treatment.

Are you or someone you know suffering from a mental disorder? While this is no easy hurdle to overcome, there are programs and benefits available that can help with maintaining a normal and productive life. Not only are social security disability benefits available but there are also a lot of highly trained professionals who can help in the treatment of a mental disorder.

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