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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions Archives

An Anxiety Disorder Can Have Paralyzing Effects

While mental health has received a greater focus lately, many people in Minnesota and elsewhere still do not fully understand how certain mental illnesses can affect a person's life. If someone experiences anxiety over certain situations, others may simply think the person needs to calm down or not make a big deal out of it. However, an anxiety disorder could greatly affect how a person is able to live, often in a detrimental way.

3 potential causes of mental disorders

The first thing that people must understand about mental disorders is that those who have these disorders did not cause them. They are being affected by them, just like any other disease, but they have no control over whether or not they have the disorder. It can happen to anyone.

What can trigger a panic attack?

If you suffer from panic attacks or have been diagnosed with panic disorder, you know how serious these episodes can be. When you're having one, your anxiety is higher than it has ever been. You may feel like you can barely breathe or think. It's hard to reign in your emotions. You may not even be able to move. Panic attacks, when bad enough, can essentially be a disability.

Do people with cognitive impairments qualify for Social Security?

Memory and cognitive impairments can affect a person's mental health including their behaviors such as how they feel, think or act. A person suffering from a condition such as this may experience shifts in their ability to remember things from one moment to the next. The combination of all of these symptoms may make it difficult for someone to hold down a job. If you're struggling with one of these conditions, then you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) to help you support yourself.

What are the symptoms of schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a devastating mental illness. While it can occur in teens, many people aren't diagnosed with the disorder until they're in their 20s or 30s. By that time, they may have launched businesses, developed careers and even started families -- so the sudden display of their symptoms is both puzzling and upsetting to their families.

Crippling anxiety is a real disability

There are a hundred different ways or more that people deal with their stress and anxiety. Some meditate. Some take up yoga or martial arts. Some people just unwind with Netflix over the weekend before they face another week full of responsibilities and decisions. Life is so uncertain; anxiety may just seem normal to many people. However, when that anxiety becomes overwhelming to the point where it interferes with your ability to make a living or even function normally, that's nothing that can be fixed with a little meditation or a weekend off.

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.

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.

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