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Mental Illness and Social Security

Published on October 10th, 2018

Each year, the first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. During this time, participants across the country devote their time to educating the public, fighting stigma, and providing support to the millions of Americans facing the realities of living with a mental health condition. Our disability lawyers in Knoxville want to be a part of this cause by raising awareness about the options available to those suffering from debilitating mental illnesses. If you suffer from one of the following conditions, you may qualify for Social Security benefits.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are characterized by chronic feelings of nervousness, strain, or uneasiness. To qualify as disabled on the basis of such a disorder, these feelings are not just constant apprehension, but overpowering feelings of distress and even terror that are often elicited by everyday occurrences.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that often impairs one’s ability to think rationally, control behavior, and distinguish between reality and delusions. There are varying degrees of schizophrenia, with the severity of symptoms ranging widely between individuals. There is no one catch-all treatment, as every patient responds differently to the medication often prescribed.

Depression

Major clinical depression interferes with a person’s capacity to manage daily stress and obligations. In some cases, this makes it impossible for an individual to function effectively in their everyday life.

Disability Lawyer Knoxville

If you or a loved one suffer from one of these serious conditions, our disability lawyers in Knoxville want to help. Don’t put your health at risk. If you are unable to work, we can help you get the support you need. Contact the Law Offices of Miller and Drozdowski today to discuss your Social Security qualifications.

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