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Doctor insights on: Social Security Disability For Mental Illness

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Dr. Adam Tripp
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Mental Disorder (Definition)

A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various ...Read more


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Are there any massage programs for survivors on disability for mental illness?

Are there any massage programs for survivors on disability for mental illness?

Massage: Not sure if there are any approved massage indications for mental illness even if you had fibromylagia I do not believe there are massage programs to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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How can you file disability on a mental illness?

It's the same...: Disability status, is based on the evaluation by a medical specialist that your illness does not allow you to work in any economically viable capacity. Disability from a psychiatric diagnosis is usually subjected to more critical review than from other medical diagnosis as it is commonly believed that they are more often abused. Explore this option with a social worker & research gov ssd online. ...Read more

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What exactly does it take to get disability for a mental illness?

No simple answer: You will need to have an evaluation by a psychiatrist who will help fill out paperwork from social security. Disability is not/and should not be given easily. There needs to be substantial evidence that a person is unable to maintain gainful employment. Most requests are denied the first time. It can take months to 2 years for a final answer. Sometimes a disability lawyer can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is gad considered a disability as well as a mental illness?

Is gad considered a disability as well as a mental illness?

Could be disability: If you mean "generalized anxiety disorder" = gad, it is defined as a mental illness. Just like other mental illness, people with gad suffer from symptoms that affect ability to enjoy life or work. Since it is treatable, gad may or may not be a disability depending on each person's condition. ...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 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 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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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