Can You Receive SSD Benefits for Major Depressive Disorder?
Do you feel angry, worthless, guilty, or in low spirits most of the time? Does your mood force you to struggle to carry out daily tasks? Major depression can tragically alter the course of your life and make you unable to continue to work or participate in activities you once enjoyed. If you worked hard all your life and now are concerned about how you will survive because you are no longer employable due to a major depressive disorder, you are not alone. A lawyer at the Kocian Law Group can help you determine if you are eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. If your major depressive disorder interferes with activities of daily living and your overall ability to function and work, you may qualify for benefits.
Symptoms of major depressive disorder that can interfere with your daily life include:
- inability to concentrate
- sudden outbursts of sadness or crying
- disorientation even in familiar surroundings
- thoughts of self-harm or suicide
- persistent feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or shame
- lack of energy or motivation
- sleep disturbances like oversleeping or inability to sleep