Bay Area Anxiety & Depression Claims
People who suffer from mood or affective disorders such as anxiety disorder, depression and bipolar disorder can obtain Social Security Disability/Supplemental Security Income (SSD/SSI) benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that individuals show proof of their illness. With help from a skilled San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo & Sacramento lawyer, you can ensure that you obtain your SSD or SSI benefits.
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Come to the Disability Rights Law Center for assistance. Our experienced anxiety and depression claim attorney can prepare your application and ensure that the proper medical evidence and documentation is provided to the SSA. We have helped thousands of people with SSD/SSI claims. Our main office is located in Los Angeles, and we also serve clients throughout Northern California and the Bay Area, including the cities of San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo & Sacramento. For a free consultation, call us toll free at 866-974-3031 or contact us online.
Major depression and dysthymia are forms of clinical depression. Major depression is often triggered by a traumatic event. Dysthymia is chronic depression, which a person experiences consistently no matter what the circumstances. People with dysthymia can also suffer bouts of major depression. The SSA will look for evidence such as feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, sadness, suicidal thoughts, exhaustion, loss of interest in activities, difficulty concentrating or making decisions, weight changes, insomnia and excessive sleep. In addition to exhibiting symptoms of depression, the individual must also have a documented history of a minimum of two years of depression.
The symptoms of anxiety disorder include panic attacks, irrational fear, compulsion, obsession, muscular tension, increased heart rate and increased breathing rate. To qualify for SSD/SSI benefits, the individual must provide evidence of problems with concentration, periods of decompensation or restriction of daily activities.
Bipolar disorder used to be known as manic depression. It causes the individual to cycle between high (manic) states and depressive states. The manic states can involve feelings of euphoria, anger and impaired judgment. The depressive states manifest with the same symptoms as clinical depression.
Bipolar disorder is a listed impairment. To obtain SSD/SSI benefits, you need to provide the appropriate medical evidence to support the limitations on your ability to work.
Contact Us for Help With an Anxiety or Depression Claim in the Bay Area
If you live anywhere in the Bay Area such as Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo, Sacramento or San Francisco and would like skilled assistance regarding an anxiety, depression or bipolar claim, call us toll free at 866-974-3031. You can also contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.