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Does OCD Qualify Me for Disability Benefits?

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a brain disorder in which the sufferer constantly ruminates with obsessive thoughts as well as sometimes having to carry out “rituals” in order to temporarily relieve anxiety. These rituals usually include, but are not limited to, checking and rechecking locks, a perpetual washing...

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Your Rights as a Disabled Employee

In 1990, a law was passed that made it illegal to discriminate against people with a disability. It is officially named Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This was the very first legislation of is kind. Since then, many thousands of disabled people have been employed in the work...

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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...

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Mental Disorders and Social Security Disability

It is widely known that mental disorders can be just as debilitating as physical disorders. After all, the brain is what runs the entire body. Often times people with mental disorders (and their families) are not clear if their condition will allow them to qualify for disability benefits....

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