Agoraphobia, Panic and Other Anxiety Disorders

The definition of an anxiety disorder is: a group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear. Among these disorders are: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders. These disorders can significantly decrease the quality of a person's life and even prevent them from being able to work. One of the more … Continue reading Agoraphobia, Panic and Other Anxiety Disorders

Should I Tell My Doctor I Am Filing For Disability?

This is a question that comes up from time to time. People want to know if they should tell their Dr. that they plan on filing a disability case. They worry that perhaps it will affect the treatment or somehow affect the case negatively. But, the simple answer to this question is that YOU SHOULD … Continue reading Should I Tell My Doctor I Am Filing For Disability?

Can I Claim Disability If I Have Crohn’s Disease?

As described by the Mayo Clinic: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn's disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people. Any physical or mental ailment … Continue reading Can I Claim Disability If I Have Crohn’s Disease?

Are Psychiatric Patients Protected under the ADA?

This question comes up from time to time. Many people are aware that the American with Disability Act protects people who are physically disabled from being discriminated against. But it also protects people who are mentally challenged as well. In fact, psychiatric disorders are the second most frequently cited disability by those filing a discrimination charge. … Continue reading Are Psychiatric Patients Protected under the ADA?