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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions Archives

Study examines those with heart disease, depression

Many people in New Jersey know of someone with heart disease, or may suffer from a heart condition themselves. It is easy to understand how a physical ailment can be severe enough to become disabling. However, mental illnesses can be disabling as well, especially when combined with a physical ailment.

When does depression constitute a disability?

Depressive disorders can be difficult to treat, and a person in New Jersey may not respond to treatments that are given, eventually leading to an inability to function in society. In fact, the Social Security Administration includes depressive disorders in its "Listing of Impairments." When a person has depression, if they meet the elements found in the Listing of Impairments for depressive disorders, they may be able to seek Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions.

Two may be better than one when treating depression

When a person is living with depression, merely getting out of bed in the morning can be next to impossible. The future seems dull, bleak and hopeless. What can be more frustrating is to actively seek help only to find the antidepressant given isn't working. It used to be the case that if one antidepressant did not help a person with depression, the person would be given a different one, and another, et cetera, until they fell upon the "right" one. However, New Jersey residents may be interested to hear that a new study claims that this might not be the most effective way to treat depression.

What is schizophrenia?

Many people are not aware that Social Security Disability benefits also includes mental conditions. Although they are often harder to diagnose and are less tangible than an injury or illness, mental conditions can be equally debilitating, and can often leave a victim unable lead a normal life. One of the serious mental conditions that affects Americans is schizophrenia.

Mental health deserves awareness and sometimes SSDI support

Do you have experience feeling down? Restless? Anxious? Do you have trouble sleeping or trouble ever feeling rested? Are you battling phobias and/or compulsions routinely? Are you one of the reported one in five Americans who suffers from mental illness during their lifetime?

Seeking Social Security assistance for mental illness

Although we are not psychologists or counselors, the legal professionals at our law office understand in many respects what New Jersey residents who are suffering from a mental illness have to endure. Aside from the symptoms themselves, these people also have to deal with the fact that because that a mental illness disability is an invisible disease, the general public may think of them as just lazy or unwilling to make necessary changes in their lives.

Those suffering from anxiety attacks may seek benefits

Although the winter holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy and happiness, it can take its toll on people in Newark. Buying gifts may cause unneeded financial burdens. Planning, attending and hosting parties can be stressful. In addition, the threat of bad winter weather can affect every aspect of a person's life. All of this can lead to panic attacks and anxiety disorders in people.

Living with schizophrenia

Many people in Newark may have heard of the term schizophrenia, but not many actually know what it entails or what it is like for a sufferer living with the condition. Schizophrenia is a brain disorder often causing hallucinations and delusions that range from hearing voices, dysfunctional thinking and a general loss of reality. Before medical technologies and knowledge of the condition were fully known, it had developed quite a stigma for victims. Thankfully these days it is known that schizophrenia is a real and serious condition.

Bipolar Disorder affects millions of Americans each year

In addition to physical disabilities and medical illnesses, the Social Security Disability Insurance program, run by the Social Security Administration, or SSA, also distributes benefits for people who suffer from mental illnesses that prevent them from working. Among the mental illnesses that qualify for the program are mental retardation, autistic disorders, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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