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Can someone who has a manic depressive illness such as bipolar disorder apply for disability benefits?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. QH TRAN
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

On the severity of the illness, most patients with bipolar disorders function well without needing disability benefits.

In brief: Depends

On the severity of the illness, most patients with bipolar disorders function well without needing disability benefits.
Dr. QH TRAN
Dr. QH TRAN
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Disability

Sure can, depending on chronicity and effect on psychosocial functioning, although no guarantee it will be approved.
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In brief: Disability

Sure can, depending on chronicity and effect on psychosocial functioning, although no guarantee it will be approved.
Get help from your doctor with the application.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Apply - yes

However, success of the application will depend on diagnosis, impairment and quality of documentation.

In brief: Apply - yes

However, success of the application will depend on diagnosis, impairment and quality of documentation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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