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What is anxiety and how can it be disabling?

Anxiety is the common term used to describe a host of mental conditions that may affect how a person lives their life. The symptoms associated with anxiety disorders are wide ranging and can include nervousness, fear, trembling, exhaustion, sleep disturbances, worrying, and having trouble concentrating. When these symptoms become unmanageable, an Oklahoma resident may find that they are unable to focus on the important aspects of their life, including their job.

Get help when mental illness prevents employment

Living with mental illness can mean living with a disease that no one else in the world can see. It can mean facing misunderstandings about one's condition by those who are close to them and discrimination from those who do not understand the true nature of struggling with depression, anxiety, or another mental disorder. Oklahoma residents who struggle with mental illness may feel the isolation of fighting a war that few others are aware are raging on inside of them.

How are eating disorders assessed by the SSA?

A severe eating disorder can disrupt the course of a sufferer's life. While some may believe that eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are self-imposed conditions that individuals can control, these and other conditions are recognized as mental diseases and may qualify Oklahoma residents for disability benefits. To qualify, individuals who suffer from these mental conditions must meet certain criteria.

Determining whether one can receive SSDI benefits for autism

There are many different things that can prevent a person in Oklahoma from being able to do various activities, including being able to work. Many times people think about physical injuries or illnesses that make it impossible for the person to do the various physical tasks for a job. However, mental conditions can be just as debilitating and can have just as much of an effect on people's ability to work as physical injuries or illnesses.

Depression may serve as a basis for disability benefits

Depression is a serious medical condition that affects many Oklahoma residents every year. While it may not be possible to tell if a person suffers from depression just by looking at them, medical evidence may demonstrate the serious and debilitating nature of a Social Security disability benefits applicant's mental condition based upon depression. This post will briefly discuss some of the factors that may be evaluated to determine that a person's depression is a disability, but readers are reminded that the information contained on this blog contains no legal or medical advice.

Living situations and evidence of disability with mental issues

Suffering from a mental condition is something that affects many people in Oklahoma. These issues can be so severe that the person cannot hold a regular job and needs to apply for Social Security disability benefits. When the Social Security Administration decides on the case and assesses whether the person's problems meet the criteria for qualifying mental conditions, numerous factors are considered. One is the applicant's living situation.

Mental impairments covered by SSDI

When most people think of applying for Social Security disability benefits, they assume they require a physical impairment that limits their ability to work. However, employees can also seek SSDI if they suffered mental impairments due to effects of the job. 

Detailed criteria for disability benefits due to mental illness

Oklahomans who are suffering from mental illness have a rough road in dealing with their everyday struggles. Their issues can make it difficult to function in any setting be it personal or professional. A lifeline that is frequently beneficial if they meet the criteria for qualifying mental conditions is to file for Social Security disability benefits. For people who are seeking SSD benefits for mental conditions, there are four different areas of mental functioning to remember when the determination is made as to whether they qualify: understanding, remembering or applying information; interacting with others; concentrating, persisting or maintaining pace; and adapting or managing oneself.

Can I get SSD benefits for obsessive-compulsive mental disorder?

Mental illness can be difficult to pinpoint and define. Often, Oklahomans who are suffering from it are not even aware that it can reach the severity to warrant getting Social Security disability benefits. One mental disorder that afflicts many people is obsessive-compulsive disorder, otherwise known as OCD. Having OCD can result in an approval for SSD benefits if all the necessary criteria are met.

What is bipolar disorder and the requirements for SSD benefits?

A problem frequently experienced by Oklahomans who are suffering from mental illness is that they are unaware of the exact problem they have or that they can seek Social Security disability benefits because of it. Filing for disability benefits for a mental illness such as bipolar disorder has certain requirements, but for a person who is suffering from the disorder, it is quite beneficial to understand the criteria and move forward with an application.

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