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Can i get disability for lupus anticoagulant disorder.

Can i get disability for  lupus anticoagulant disorder.

Impossible to say: It depends on many factors, not just on a diagnosis. If you are able to work, you are not disabled no matter what the underlying medical issues. ...Read more

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With a controlled seizure disorder, on meds, would one still qualify for disability?

With a controlled seizure disorder, on meds, would one still qualify for disability?

Why disabled ???: If you have a controlled seizure disorder why would you be disabled? Would someone with well controlled blood pressure be disabled? How about someone with insomnia, diabetes or a skin condition? Unless you can come up with a reason you can't do anything productive even with basic accommodations at a work site, i don't consider a controlled seizure disorder a disability. Go do something productive. ...Read more

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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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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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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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My child has juvenile idiopathic arthrtits no joint damage but can I still apply for social security disablity for her?

My child has juvenile idiopathic arthrtits no joint damage but can I still apply for social security disablity for her?

JIA/financial help: Jia is considered a chronic condition with the potential for future disability if it is a severe case. It can take years for joint damage to occur. You would not have to wait to see if joint damage occurs to make an application. A social worker or healtrh care advocate could help you with the application. ...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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Can people file for disability with a high risk pregnancy?

Can people file for disability with a high risk pregnancy?

Temporarily.: Temporary disability can be easily claimed with pregnancy complications requiring restricted activity and specific therapy (e.g. Chronic placental abruption, preeclampsia, cervical incompetence, pprom, etc). Permanent disability is (thankfully) rarely the result of pregnancy in the us. ...Read more

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Can chemo brain be considered a learning disorder for a college student?

Can chemo brain be considered a learning disorder for a college student?

"Chemo brain": "chemo brain" is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe the thinking and memory problems that can happen during/after cancer treatment. Other causes than chemotherapy may result in cognitive dysfunction in cancer patients, though. Although the confusion, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and memory problems can definitely affect learning, it's not a formal learning disorder. ...Read more

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Is there a test for systemic lupus? 

Is there a test for systemic lupus? 

Not really: The diagnosis is made based on symptoms, physical exam findings and some blood work. People frequently refer to some of the antibodies checked in lupus as "lupus tests" but just because the test is positive does not mean you have lupus. Less than 1/2 the patients i see for a "positive lupus test" end up having lupus. ...Read more

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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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If one has a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder for 4 yrs & symptoms worsen during a Lyme disease herx, what should one conclude?

If one has a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder for 4 yrs &  symptoms worsen during a Lyme disease herx, what should one conclude?

DID + Stress = worse: It is highly likely that the state you live in with did is rather stable and you do your best to keep things known, quiet, and "comfortable." illness/trauma or other unpredictable intrusions into this will tend to worsen your symptoms as it unbalances your world. Will likely stay that way unless you get professional psychological help during the crisis while you address the 'new' issue. Good luck! ...Read more