Depression and depressive disorders are serious mental conditions that can affect every aspect of a Charlotte resident's life. From the manner in which they interact with their loved ones to their capacity to hold down a job, a serious depressive disorder can cripple a person's ability to earn an income and live a full life. Because mental illnesses and disorders such as depression can impose life-altering changes on a person, individuals who suffer from them may often apply for and receive Social Security disability benefits.
For a North Carolina resident who is suffering from mental illness to be approved for Social Security disability benefits, there must be evidence presented to the Social Security Administration to show that he or she meets certain federal requirements. There are multiple forms of evidence that are acceptable to the SSA, but many applicants are unaware that people who know them - friends, relatives, acquaintances - can provide this evidence to help prove the case. Schools and vocational programs can also provide records to indicate that the applicant filing for disability benefits has certain issues that warrant an approval for disability benefits.
Over the last several years more Americans have become aware of just how prevalent mental illness is in our country. Many people in North Carolina who are suffering from so-called minor mental health conditions, like depression and anxiety, are able to manage the symptoms of their illness by taking prescription medication and attending therapy sessions. However, there are some people who have mental health conditions that are much more serious. For these individuals, if they are unable to work because of the illness, they may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits for mental conditions.
In recent years, the American public has become increasingly aware of just how prevalent and serious mental health conditions are in this country. Millions of Americans suffer from such mental disorders as bipolar disorder, anxiety attacks and depression. Many people who live with these conditions are able to treat the issues through medication and therapy. However, some mental conditions are so serious that the individuals who are suffering with them are unable to go about their day-to-day life, and many are unable to work as a result. Schizophrenia is one of the most serious of mental illnesses.
When many of our readers in North Carolina think of a person who has a disability, they may think of a physical disability caused by an injury or illness. But what some people may not know is that some serious mental disorders can leave a person disabled too. And, just like physical disabilities, it may be possible to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits for mental conditions.