Mental Impairments

Filing a Disability Claim in Cincinnati

You can receive Social Security Disability benefits as the result of a physical impairment, a mental impairment, or a combination of physical and mental impairments. The Social Security Administration lists a number of specific medical impairments as disabling conditions.

I'm David Kapor, a Social Security Disability lawyer in Cincinnati. One of the most common impairments that affects my clients is depression. Let's face it, being unable to work and support your family can take a toll on anyone's psyche. However, many people either do not recognize the symptoms, or are too embarrassed to admit that they are suffering from depression. Mental impairments can be approved for benefits the same way a physical impairment is approved. An experienced lawyer can help you and your doctor document your mental impairment and receive appropriate treatment.

Examples Of Mental Impairments

Social Security lists the following mental impairments that may qualify you as being disabled:
  • Depression 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Autism and other developmental disorders 
  • Disorders involving alcohol or drug addiction 
  • Personality disorders 
  • Conditions involving anxiety such as panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder 
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome, both combat and noncombat-related 
  • Mental retardation 
  • Psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia 
  • Traumatic brain injury 
Depressed client seeking advice from attorney in Cincinnati, OH
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