Other Disabling Issues

There are no specific mental health diagnoses or symptoms that guarantee you will win a disability claim that is based on a mental impairment.

Instead, Social Security has a set of disability listings for mental disorders. It includes such things as depression-related illness, anxiety-related disorders, and psychotic disorders. Others include autism, ADHD and learning disabilities, along with low IQ. Other more specific diagnoses, such as agoraphobia, are also considered.

Psychiatric disabilities are often harder to prove. There is rarely an X-ray that I can point out to a Judge and declare "here is the evidence that justifies my client's claim for benefits." But evidence of a long history of treatment, statements of friends as well as past employers, and similar evidence can help in preparing a winning psychiatric case.

Give my office a call and schedule a time to talk to me about handling your disability case. The initial consultation is free. You can come by to see me, or if you prefer we can schedule a time to talk over the telephone.