Landing SSD for Bipolar Disorder Sufferers

Bipolar disorder has long been known to be a very disruptive mental illness. A number of psychology experts claim that persons affected with the ailment can have problems with life at home and in the workplace. However, some respite may be possible if the affected person is granted Social Security Disability (SSD), pending further checks.


Under section 12.04 of the Social Security Administration’s List of Impairments, bipolar disorder is an affective illness that is best shown when a person undergoes extreme levels of excitement and suddenly crashes into depression. The illness is classified into Bipolar I and II. Bipolar I has its levels of mania and depression while Bipolar II is mostly on depression and few manic episodes.


SSA rules allow for issuance of disability benefits to bipolar sufferers if the accumulated data fulfills certain criteria stated in the Blue Book. For instance, the documentation should detail a full history of depression and manic episodes, as verified by a psychology practitioner. Disability professionals claim that the outcome can be either difficulty to concentrate, inability to effectively interact with other people, and limited daily living functions.


However, not meeting the criteria for bipolar disorder benefits is not the end. The data may still suit other preconditions that concern failure to maintain basic work action even if treatment has controlled the symptoms.


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