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Can you qualify for disability for a anxiety disorder?

Can you qualify for disability for a anxiety disorder?

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! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can having dysthymia qualify you for disability?

Can having dysthymia qualify you for disability?

I doubt that: The diagnosis of dysthymia would qualify you to receive disability. The reason is that while dysthymia can really impact your quality of life - it should not prevent you from basic functioning. Disability is based on impairment not degree of sadness or dissatisfaction with oneself or their life. ...Read more

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Can you qualify for disability after a stroke?

Can you qualify for disability after a stroke?

Perhaps: Disability is a measurable deficit. You may have to undergo evaluation, examination, testing and other things. A stroke does not have to render one disabled. Discuss with your pcp or see a physiatrist (rehabilitation specialist, not a p s y c h i a t r i s t). Emotional and psychological aspects of stroke come into play as well and may have to be examined, tested and treated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get disability for Social Anxiety Disorder?

Is it possible to get disability for Social Anxiety Disorder?

Yes : If it is severe enough and your mental residual functional capacity test shows that you are unable to function normal tasks secondary to it like going to the grocery store or a doctor’s office on your own ...Read more

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Can you tell me a great medicine for attention deficit disorder (depressive)?

Can you tell me a great medicine for attention deficit disorder (depressive)?

It depends....: There are multiple factors that go into picking a medication for someone. Assuming it's for an adult and that they have adhd and depression together, wellbutrin (bupropion) is a medicine known to treat both. Interestingly omega 3 fish oil, a dietary supplement, has also been shown to be somewhat helpful in both conditions. Either way, i would consult a physician. ...Read more

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Can you qualify for permanent disability with lupus?

Can you qualify for permanent disability with lupus?

Depemds: Disability is a legal determination that you cannot earn money and qualify (by working sufficient years or "quarters") for cash benefits. At your age you wold also need a determination that you are unable to train for a more friendly job for the treatment of your chronic health condition. If treatment is not complete, or you have worked in the past 12 months, you will be ineligible. ...Read more

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Can bipolar disorder qualify as a mental illness for disability claims?

Can bipolar disorder qualify as a mental illness for disability claims?

How do you mean it?: I suppose the folks handling decisions are the best ones to ask, but i really can't imagine how severe bipolar disorder would not qualify as a disability - at least partial. However, many bi-polar people do work even though it is difficult. But, if you mean: can i hold an employer to blame for being diagnosed as bi-polar, probably not. ...Read more

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Can I get a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder?

Can I get a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder?

It's possible: The criteria for mental illness disability is set by the state. Generally any disability must be severe enough to impair various life functions (work, school, relationships). Borderline personality disorder, when left untreated, can be quite debilitating to ones life functioning. One has to go through disability evaluation process. ...Read more

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Can I be declared to have a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder in tennessee?

Can I  be declared to have a mental illness disability for borderline personality disorder in tennessee?

You should not: Borderline personality disorder is not a disability, but it can interfere with life functions. You should seek the care of a skilled psychiatrist for proper treatment to optimize your ability to work and function in life. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is ADHD a mental disability?

ADHD: Adhd is a mental diagnosis but doesn't have to be a disability if properly treated. The goal is to use medication to enable the person to function normally at school or whatever situation they need help in. It becomes a disability if untreated or the medications don't allow the person to function in a constructive way. ...Read more

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Can a gp test you for avoidance personality disorder?

Can a gp test you for avoidance personality disorder?

No simple test: Unfortunately no simple tests--like blood tests or mris--can tell us if we have a personality disorder. If your gp has specialized training in psychiatry s/he may be able to help you with that. Most likely you would be referred to a psychologist or psychiatrist, and they typically use a thorough history and psychological testing to help answer your question. Your gp may help with a referral. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a mental disorder a justifiable excuse for misbehavior?

Can you tell me is a mental disorder a justifiable excuse for misbehavior?

Legally, morally, or: from the perspective of teachers, bosses or other authority figures? Socially unacceptable behaviors can stem from certain underlying mental illnesses. Neurodevelopmental disorders are associated with specific behavioral patterns. The legal guardian of a person with such maladaptive behaviors is responsible for accessing & providing ongoing multimodal treatments to minimize their societal impact. ...Read more

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Should I apply for social security disability for a chronic disorder that is makes me tired fast?

Should I apply for social security disability for a chronic disorder that is makes me tired fast?

Severity?: That depends upon what you can and can't do. If you cannot perform any job duties, then perhaps,. It may be best to consult with a disability attorney. ...Read more

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Is there a questionnaire to assess psychological health for people with psychosis?

Is there a questionnaire to assess psychological health for people with psychosis?

Psychosis: I understand your desire for information for Psychological Health. If you are concerned about psychological health of a loved one, make sure that your loved one is getting treatment from a Psychiatrist. As a concerned person, you can observe the following, and provide the information to Treating Psychiatrist: Lack of reality testing, hallucinations, paranoid ideations, rambling, lack of emotions. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is social anxiety disorder classed as a mental health disability?

Please help docs! is social anxiety disorder classed as a mental health disability?

Social anxiety : Social anxiety is common and does not have to be a diagnosable disorder. However, if social anxiety symptoms become so intrusive that they impair one's life than it could reach the level of being a diagnosable disorder. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) can be helpful. If therapy does not work alone the symptoms can be relieved by adding appropriate medications. Seek the advice of a therapist. ...Read more

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Can you get disability for ms?

Yes, possible: Unfortunately, many with MS develop progressive disability, which leads to inability to work. Social security disability and private disability policies can be available for many of these unfortunate individuals. ...Read more

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What can cause a person have to be to qualify for disability benefits?

Complicated: You must be medically unable to perform the essential functions of your job, nor are you able to perform other gainful employment in order to qualify for social security. Government agencies have an interactive process to advocate or deny disability benefits. ...Read more

Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more