Disability Benefits For Patients With Mental Disorders

Social Security Disability benefits are not only available to people who suffer from physical illnesses and disorders, but are also available to people with diagnosed mental or psychiatric disorders. It is critical that you understand your right to benefits if the psychiatric condition you suffer from leaves you unable to cope with daily work-related and personal tasks.

Attorney Marjorie Drake has been helping individuals with physical and mental disorders seek Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI or SSDI) benefits for many years. Her experience and knowledge in this area are extensive, and this allows her to educate clients on their rights.

Located in Hartford, Connecticut, she offers a free initial consultation so clients can speak with her directly about the potential for their case. Contact her office today to schedule your appointment.

Psychiatric Conditions That May Qualify You For SSI Benefits

Disability is not always caused by physical illnesses or conditions. If you are unable to work due to the mental disorder from which you suffer, you may be entitled to SSD benefits. Many different types of mental disorder diagnoses can result in a patient qualifying for SSD, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Schizophrenia
  • Organic brain dysfunction (resulting from a traumatic brain injury or TBI)
  • Bipolar disorder

Chronic Pain And Depression

People who suffer from chronic pain may also suffer from depression. Many studies have shown a link between these two conditions. If you suffer from a chronic pain condition, such as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, you may be able to obtain SSD benefits.

Contact Attorney Marjorie Drake

To learn more about how individuals with mental disorders may qualify for disability benefits, contact her office for a free initial consultation by calling 860-513-2309. As a lawyer, Marjorie Drake represents clients located throughout Hartford and the Farmington Valley, in addition to people in New Haven and New Britain.