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Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Conditions

Social Security disability benefits for mental conditions

Social Security disability benefits can provide financial relief to individuals suffering from medical conditions that include mental health conditions. For those who are unable to work on account of their disability, the SSD system can help them find the financial...

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Can phone data help indicate if a person is depressed?

For many people, their smartphone is with them pretty much the entire day. Thus, during the course of a day, a lot of smartphone data may end up building up about a person. This data can say a lot about us: where we've been, who we've contacted through our phones,...

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Study: Are men or women more likely to suffer from PTSD?

When people talk about being stressed out, it is often in the context of a temporarily difficult situation. Maybe they are overworked or struggling with finances. But when stress is persistent or extreme, it can take an enormous and devastating toll on sufferers....

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Study finds connection between depression and brain inflammation

Millions of people across the United States struggle with depression. It can be debilitating and exacerbate other health conditions that a person may be dealing with. Depression can cause or contribute to sleeplessness, anxiety, loss of enjoyment and motivation,...

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Understanding disabling conditions: mental disorders

In past blog posts, we have looked at some specific categories of conditions considered disabling by the Social Security Administration. As part of our ongoing series on disabling conditions, we will be exploring mental disorders that may make a person eligible to...

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Suffering from severe depression? You are not alone.

There are plenty of Atlanta residents who are living their days -- day in, day out -- with depression. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report earlier this month that claims close to 8 percent of Americans have what is described...

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Phone app could predict manic episodes for bipolar sufferers

Mood disorders affect millions of people in the U.S. Many people are able to seek treatment and manage their symptoms in such a way that allows them to continue working and take care of themselves. Unfortunately, there are some severe cases where people are so...

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