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Phillips Law Firm Can Handle Your SSDI Mental Claim
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits for people who have mental disabilities is necessary because, depending on severity, employment can be limiting or unsustainable. If you have been wrongly denied benefits or are having trouble obtaining the correct documentation needed to obtain benefits, the experienced lawyers at Phillips Law Firm will help you obtain SSI and SSDI benefits.
What Mental Disabilities Does Social Security Disability Cover?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Symptoms include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over-activity). Severe cases are disruptive and unproductive at work, rendering them unable to sustain employment.
Anxiety is characterized by an inability to handle stress and various paralyzing phobias. There are few jobs that are stress free and when the person suffers from a phobia that prohibits them from leaving their home or interacting with society, they may be considered unemployable and are entitled to receive benefits.
Many autistic people can lead a relatively normal life. However, some have difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people. Their disorder can cause them to have difficulty in using language and understanding abstract ideas such as money and acceptable social behavior. In extreme cases, fantasy dominates over reality and they are unable to care for themselves in any way.
Bipolar disorder sufferers may seem employable, but only for a short period before their disorder causes severe mood swings, crippling depression, and periods where they are a danger to themselves and others. This disorder is well documented and is eligible for SSDI benefits.
This is characterized by seemingly endless feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy. This can lead to long periods of reclusiveness, social anxiety, and substance abuse. The sufferer of this well documented disorder is unable to leave home at times and thus unemployable.
Addiction is very common and the addicted person is generally only able to sustain employment until their addiction takes over. Overcoming addiction is a long tough road that may require a stress free and supportive environment such as rehab and group therapy. It may also require SSI benefits during this period.
Organic Mental Disorders
This is a break in normal mental function either brought on by drug abuse, a sudden drop in cognitive function, or other factors. It can cause the sufferer to have severe eating disorders, a disconnection with reality, paranoid behavior, and irrational reactions to mundane incidents.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Triggered by a terrifying event, symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as thoughts of suicide. This disorder is well documented and may also be accompanied by depression and substance abuse, rendering the sufferer unemployable and eligible for SSDI benefits.0>
A mental disorder characterized by uncontrollable paranoia and unavoidable imaginary voices that lead to insomnia, inappropriate actions, withdrawal from reality and potentially dangerous behavior. The Social Security Administration is very familiar with is disorder and the sufferer’s eligibility for SSDI.
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