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Claiming Social Security Benefits As An Anxiety Sufferer

Many people suffer from injuries and diseases that prevent them from being able to work for a temporary period of time or permanently. This can be especially difficult, because on top of suffering from a debilitating condition, the person will also have the added burden of needing to worry about his or her financial situation.

This is why the government has programs in place to help people who are unable to work because of a disability. While many people might think that a disability means being unable to walk or being bedridden, it can in fact mean many things.

Disability can definitely be either physical or psychological. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a comprehensive list of recognized disabilities, and they also assess cases on a needs basis, recognizing that all conditions have the potential to vary greatly in severity.

Anxiety disorders as disabilities

Anxiety disorders are a group of related mental illnesses that can have the potential to debilitate a person and prevent him or her from living a normal and fulfilled life. Conditions that fall into the anxiety disorder spectrum include panic disorder, situational phobias, generalized anxiety disorders and social anxiety disorders.

Symptoms of these conditions usually include problems with sleep, an inability to feel calm, a constant or temporary sensation of intense panic and sensations of dizziness and nausea. When these symptoms are severe, they can prevent a person from being able to leave the house or undertake any form of meaningful work.

If you are suffering from severe anxiety, it is important to know that you may have the right to disability benefits in the state of Indiana.