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Schizophrenia and your young adult child: Know your options

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that drastically affects the victims' perceptions of the world around them and their ability to interact with others. It is usually disabling and it often strikes when victims are quite young, so it's important for parents and caregivers to know the options they have.

Little-known facts about bipolar disorder

One of the biggest problems with mental disorders in the United States is that a lot of people simply do not understand them. They don't have a lot of information about them, and that leads to false assumptions and the rise of dangerous myths.

Your war injury could impact your children

War injuries can change you forever. The physical loss of a limb could make it impossible for you to work, for instance. A traumatic brain injury could change your personality. The post-traumatic stress you feel could stress you out and lead to issues with anger, substance abuse and much more.

Anxiety disorder and Social Security Disability benefits

Everyone struggles with anxiety from time to time. However, some people experience anxiety so severe that it effectively cripples their ability to function normally or hold down a job.

Unemployment and Disability Benefits

Individuals who are unable to work because of physical or mental disabilities or prolonged illness face significant money hardships for obvious reasons. They are unable to work and unable to earn a living, but have not yet received any disability benefits. The current wait time to be approved for disability benefits though the Social Security Administration is quite substantial and for individuals that have recently applied for benefits, the receipt of such benefits remains in the distant future. Thus, they are in need of monetary support during the pendency of their disability claim.

Who Decides if I am Disabled?

After you have applied for disability benefits, your claim will be reviewed by the Disability Determination Services office in your state. An examiner will be assigned to your file. The examiner and a doctor will review the medical evidence in your case and the claims you have made about your symptoms and how they impact your ability to function. The examiner and doctor will determine whether the evidence supports a finding that you are disabled based on the regulations that the SSA must follow.

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