A 40-year-old member asked:
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can you qualify for disability for a anxiety disorder?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If anxiety is incapacitating and preventing you from gainful employement then you would be considered disabled. In most states this is difficult to get and time consuming. As you have to go before a board of physicians and will have to see one or more psychotherapists before that. I haven't seen anyone get it in less than two years in alabama.
Answered on May 18, 2012
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Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
I don't think so: I doubt it--but never know for sure--i have one pt who got disability for the DX of dependent personality!
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Only if you: Choose to not be treated! with treatment, you should be able to function much better than you are right now.
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