Bibb County Alabama Disability Attorneys Bipolar Disorder

If you live in Bibb County Alabama and suffer from Bipolar Disorder, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits or SSI benefits. Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is a serious medical condition which can, and often does, prevent a person from holding down a full time job or engaging in substantial gainful activity. Person's suffering from bipolar disorder experience severe mood swings; from periods of crushing depression in which getting out of bed to be around others can be an excruciating task, to times in which the person experiences manic highs in which nothing seems impossible and the person jumps from one excited idea to another without ever finishing a task. As severe as the depression can be, often persons suffering from manic depression do not like taking medication for their condition because the manic highs are so enthralling, but when questioned, they generally all say that during their highs they often engage in dangerous activities without regard for the consequences and that during this period it is hard for others to be around them. If it is difficult for someone to be around their family due to severe depression, or if manic highs make it difficult for one's family to be around someone who is suffering from bipolar disorder, imagine how difficult it is for them to be at work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year without being fired.

The Social Security Administration considers bipolar disorder a disabling condition when the person has a history of periods characterized with both manic and depressive symptoms which causes at least two of the following: (i) marked restrictions in activities of daily living; (ii) marked difficulties in maintaining social functioning; (iii) marked difficulties in maintaining concentration, persistence, or pace or (iv) results in repeated episodes of decompensation of extended duration. Listing 12.04.

When filing for disability benefits due to the effects of bipolar disorder, it is vital to have a well documented mental health history. In many situations the person suffering from bipolar disorder/manic depression has been without a job and does not have insurance. In these cases, it is important that the person has availed themselves to any free or discounted medical care available to them in the region in which they live; it takes a medical professional to diagnosis bipolar disorder. An experienced attorney should be able to assist you in finding a facility which may be able to provide some treatment. If you have any questions about your claim for Social Security Disability benefits or SSI benefits related to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or manic depression, the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny would be happy to help.

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Bibb County Alabama Disability Attorneys Bipolar Disorder