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Those suffering from anxiety attacks may seek benefits

Those suffering from anxiety attacks may seek benefits

| Dec 9, 2015 | Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions |

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.

Anxiety disorders are brain disorders. They are caused by improperly functioning brain circuits, which cause heightened emotions such as fear. They can be formed by long-term stress in some instances, or can be hereditary, being passed along from generation to generation.

While anxiety may seem minor to some, to others it can be severe, even affecting a person’s ability to maintain or keep a job. These are called anxiety disorders. They are considered a serious mental illness, and those who suffer from them may want to learn whether they can seek Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income based on their anxiety disorder. There are different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorders, certain types of phobias and panic disorders.

Regardless of how anxiety disorders are formed, they do exist for many, and the negative emotions that accompany an anxiety disorder can be debilitating. For anxiety attacks that are believed to last more than a year and are severe enough to prevent a person from working, victims may file through the Social Security Administration for disability coverage for mental health issues. The benefits may help by providing monthly financial aid to a victim suffering from an anxiety disorder.

Source: WebMd, “Anxiety & Panic Disorder Health Center,” Accessed on Dec. 8, 2015