Upper Darby Social Security Disability lawyer Michael T. Malarick has helped many people in Upper Darby, PA file and fight for Social Security. As an Upper Darby SSI lawyer Michael T. Malarick has helped residents claim benefits and move forward after not being able to work. Call now for a free initial Social Security consultation from our Upper Darby Social Security Disability attorney. Call 610-816-6683.
Upper Darby Social Security Disability Lawyer: Social Security Claims For Mental Disorders
If you live in Upper Darby Township, or any other city or town of Pennsylvania, and suffer from a mental disorder that prevents you from working, contact our Upper Darby SSDI lawyer Michael T. Malarick, an experienced Social Security attorney.
Social Security defines one as disabled if they can not engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically determined physical or mental impairment which has lasted or will last for 12 months or result in death.
There are 11 categories of mental disorders that may result in a finding of disability. These are:
- Neurocognitive disorders;
- Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders;
- Depressive, bipolar and related disorders;
- Intellectual disorders;
- Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders;
- Somatic symptom and related disorders;
- Personality and impulse-control disorders;
- Autism spectrum disorder;
- Neurodevelopmental disorders;
- Eating disorders; and
- Trauma and stressor related disorders.
More Information on Disorders That Are Eligible for Social Security Disability from our Upper Darby Social Security Disability Lawyer
Neurocognitive disorders are characterized by a clinically significant decline in cognitive functioning. Symptoms include disturbances in memory, language, speech, judgment, or insensitivity to social situations. These disorders include dementia, multiple sclerosis, or traumatic brain injury. If you are in Pennsylvania and suffer from a neurocognitive disorder, contact our Upper Darby Social Security Disability lawyer today for help in claiming benefits.
Schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders are characterized by delusions, hallucinations, or grossly disorganized behavior. Symptoms include social withdrawal, paranoia, loss of interest, or odd beliefs or mannerisms. Schizoaffective disorder and delusional disorder are examples of this mental condition. If you suffer from Schizophrenia or any other psychotic disorder in Pennsylvania, call our Social Security Disability attorney now for legal help.
Depressive, bipolar and related disorders are characterized by an irritable, depressed or elevated mood, or a loss of interest in almost all activities. Symptoms include feeling helpless or guilty, suicidal ideation, sleep disturbance, significant change in weight or appetite, increased or decreased energy, psychomotor abnormalities, pressured speech, reduce impulse control, sadness, withdrawal, or social withdrawal. Major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder are examples of this mental condition. If you suffer from depression, bipolar, or a related disorder, contact our Upper Darby Social Security Disability attorney today for a free initial consultation to help you collect Social Security.
Intellectual disorders are characterized by a significantly below average general intellectual functioning with signs of the disorder showing up before the age of 22. These signs include poor conceptual, social, or practical skills. Mental retardation is an example of this mental condition.
Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders are characterized by anxiety, worry, apprehension, or fear, or by avoiding people, places, feelings, or thoughts. Symptoms include restlessness, difficulty concentrating, muscle tension, sleep disturbance, panic attacks, fatigue, or frequent physical complaints. Panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder are examples of this mental condition. If you suffer from anxiety call our Upper Darby SSDI lawyer today for a free initial consultation to help you collect Social Security
Somatic symptoms and related disorders are characterized by physical deficits that are intentionally produced or feigned and can not be explained by a medical condition, mental disorder, substance use, or culturally sanctioned behavior. Symptoms include abnormal pain sensations, abnormal motor movements, fatigue, or a high level of anxiety about personal health. Illness anxiety disorder is an example of this mental condition.
Personality and impulse-control disorders are characterized by enduring, inflexible, and pervasive patterns of behavior with onset generally occurring in adolescence or young adulthood. Symptoms include distrust, suspicion, and odd beliefs, social discomfort or avoidance, preoccupation with orderliness, perfection, or control, and inappropriate reaction to any external provocation. Obsessive-compulsive disorder and intermittent explosive disorder are examples of this mental condition.
Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by deficits in social interaction, communication skills, and stagnation of development in early life. Symptoms include abnormalities in the development of cognitive skills, unusual response to sensory stimuli, and behavioral difficulties. If you suffer from autism and are in need of Social Security benefits, call our Upper Darby SSI lawyer today for a free initial consultation and to help you claim Social Security benefits.
Neurodevelopmental disorders are characterized by onset during childhood or adolescence. Symptoms include learning deficits or deficits in attention or impulse control. A specific learning disorder or borderline intellectual functioning are examples of this mental condition.
Eating disorders are characterized by disturbance in eating behavior and pre-occupation with body weight and shape. Symptoms include recurrent episodes of binge eating and behavior to prevent weight gain (self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise or use of laxatives). Bulimia and binge eating are examples of this mental condition.
Trauma and stressor related disorders are characterized by witnessing a traumatic or stressful event or learning of a traumatic event to a close family member or close friend. Symptoms include distressing memories, dreams, or flashbacks to the event, avoidance behavior, anxiety, irritability, or exaggerated startle response. Post-traumatic stress disorder is one example of this mental condition. If you suffer from trauma and are in need of collecting Social Security benefits, call our Social Security Disability lawyer in Upper Darby, PA.
Contact Our Upper Darby Social Security Disability Lawyer
If you have been injured and cannot work due to the injury or if you suffer from a medical condition and are in need of Social Security benefits, call our Upper Darby Social Security Disability lawyer today for a free initial consultation. Our Upper Darby Social Security attorney will assess your Social Security claim, help file your Social Security claim, and fight for you during the Social Security hearings. Call 610-816-6683.
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