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

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Disability in BPD

Not necessarily, unless the illness has resulted in multiple hospitalizations & limited response to treatment, as well as significant interference with ability to care for self, work, attend to daily living needs & social skills.

In brief: Disability in BPD

Not necessarily, unless the illness has resulted in multiple hospitalizations & limited response to treatment, as well as significant interference with ability to care for self, work, attend to daily living needs & social skills.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: If impaired

On a field of one to ten, if you are over 50% impaired in your life, you may qualify.
Generally, disability if difficult to get, applications are generally rejected initially, then disability lawyers have to be involved. Your psychiatrist will need to support you in the process.

In brief: If impaired

On a field of one to ten, if you are over 50% impaired in your life, you may qualify.
Generally, disability if difficult to get, applications are generally rejected initially, then disability lawyers have to be involved. Your psychiatrist will need to support you in the process.
Dr. James Eyerman
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