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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions Archives

Legal help in seeking SSD benefits for mental conditions

Michigan residents who have a clear injury or easily diagnosed physical illness that leads to an inability to work will likely understand that they have the right to seek Social Security disability benefits for injury or illness. Often, medical issues that are more difficult to grasp and diagnose are mental conditions. That, however, does not make them any less serious or debilitating. In many instances, a person might not even be aware that he or she is suffering from a mental condition, nor that they can get Social Security disability for it.

What are affective disorders and its SSD benefits' requirements?

Detroit residents who are suffering from a physical issue that renders them with an inability to work will be easily recognized. Therefore, it will be a less arduous process to meet the benefits' requirements for Social Security disability when there are physical problems. But what if there are mental issues such as affective disorders? Knowing the definition of these affective disorders and what they signify can help a person seek therapy and receive benefits.

When can people get SSDI benefits for autism?

Over the last few years, certain developmental disorders have started to get more attention in society. In particular, autism has become more widely understood. People with autism often suffer from limited communication skills, imaginative capacity and issues with social interaction. These traits can make it difficult for autistic individuals to hold a job. Without a source of income, people may not be able to meet their basic needs.

Requirements to receive therapy and benefits for mental issues

People in Detroit and throughout the state who are seeking Social Security disability benefits often believe that there have to be clearly visible issues or a medical problem like a back injury for them to be approved. However, people suffering from mental problems such as schizophrenia, paranoia and other psychotic issues also have the right to file for and receive benefits if they meet the criteria listed by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

When you need help with SSD benefits

The shock and stress associated with suffering from a disability is often quite debilitating. People often experience a loss of freedom if they are forced to rely on others for help with meeting their day-to-day needs and financial worries can arise due to difficulties with employment. If your disability is related to a mental condition, such as depression, anxiety or some other type of mental illness, your situation may be complicated by the general lack of understanding about mental illness and its effects. Although nothing can completely erase the strain of dealing with a disability, alleviating financial stress can go a long way toward freeing up your time and mental energy so that you can focus on your health. SSD benefits can help with this aspect of your disability.

What types of help exist for those suffering from mental illness?

Mental illness is often an area of disease that is not widely recognized by everyday individuals. Those who are not suffering from mental illness have issues conceptualizing what it is like to experience such a condition. They may even believe that mental illness is easy to overcome. These misconceptions, however, are usually false. Mental illness is widely recognized by the scientific community and help does exist for those suffering from these conditions.

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder focus of new study

Gaining a greater understanding of brain disorders is an incredibly important pursuit. A major study is beginning which is aimed at learning more about two specific types of mental disorders: schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Computer program could help autism sufferers with job interviews

Autism spectrum disorders can vary quite a bit in how big of an impact they have on those who suffer from them. For many adults with autism, their condition does not prevent them from being able to work. 

Adults who were bullied as kids may have greater depression risk

Childhood bullying is a problem that has increasingly been coming into the public eye. When one thinks of the effects that bullying has on children, one probably thinks of short-term effects. A recent study indicates, however, that bullying's effects can be very long-lasting. The study found that being bullied as a kid may increase a person's risk of developing harmful mental conditions later in life.

Guidelines for treatment of kids with autism updated

In the past couple of decades, a lot has been learned about autism and how to best treat it. Recently, a psychiatric organization, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry issued a practice guidelines update to reflect these discoveries.

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