Unlike some other mental disorders, schizophrenia is not something that most people know they have from a young age. It takes some time to manifest, and they may only see the symptoms as they grow older.
Experiencing visual hallucinations can be very disconcerting. You may have trouble understanding what is real and what is not. You may feel like something is very wrong and out of your control.
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.
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.
We're coming up on World Bipolar Day this March 30, so we thought it would be a good time to discuss this particular mental illness and how it can affect those who suffer from it.
If you're struggling with memory loss, it could be from aging, a disease or an injury. There are many potential conditions that lead to both long-term and short-term memory loss, which could represent a disability. If you've become concerned about the issues you've noticed, or if a loved one does, you may need to go to the doctor to get a diagnosis.
The U.S. federal government created the Social Security program to support some of our nation's most vulnerable people -- the ones who are disabled and unable to earn an income for themselves. Through the Social Security Disability benefits program, someone who is too ill or disabled either physically or mentally can file an application to receive helpful financial support that enables them to be independent members of society.
Not all disabilities are obvious, and not all disabilities are physical. There are many mental disabilities that impact people in the United States. These individuals may not be able to work, just like someone with a physical impairment may be unable to work.