There are many types of mental/emotional illness. The most common types are depression and anxiety. Sometimes, these conditions become debilitating. About half of those who suffer with depression, also suffer from anxiety. Symptoms of depression can include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, loss of normal interests, crying spells, sleep and appetite disturbance, low energy.
“Major Depression” occurs when the symptoms have lasted for at least a two week period of time. It can interfere with a persons’ ability to work, sleep and eat. Sometimes, a person with depression doesn’t want to get out of bed to face their usual daily activities.
- An Anxiety Disorder can include such symptoms as panic attacks, shortness of breath, night sweats, disorientation, etc.
- Bipolar Disorder sometimes is referred to as Manic-Depression. It is characterized by severe mood swings. There are many other types of mental illness as well and many can be treated with medication and become manageable.
There is no clear cause for mental illness. However, it is more common among people who are biologically related to others with mental illness. It can also result from one’s life experiences and stress as well as possible brain chemistry.
The Social Security Administration includes a number of psychiatric impairments in their regulations as possible disabling conditions, depending on one’s symptoms and treatment.
It is important that your treating doctors note your symptoms as a part of your treatment record. It is usually a good idea to prepare a list of your symptoms and remind your doctor of the complete list of symptoms which you are experiencing.
We understand your concerns and that it’s difficult to deal with a government agency when you are trying to also deal with your debilitating condition. We are available to help you through the process of applying for your disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Contact us at 800-641-9781 and let our experience help you.
At the Law Offices of Gary Glenn, we have assisted many clients who have suffered from Mental/Emotional/Illness in obtaining Social Security Disability benefits.