Representing Clients With Depression, Anxiety And Other Mental Conditions

Mental disorders and personality disorders are frequently the basis for a disability claim, either alone or in combination with physical conditions.

At Dobbs Law, we represent clients throughout the United States in seeking Social Security disability benefits. The attorneys at our firm have successfully helped hundreds of individuals dealing with the effects of a mental disability. They understand how to present your disability claim in a way that establishes the limitations you face.

If you are suffering from a mental disability, you can rely on our over 20 years of experience advocating for disabled clients. To arrange a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact us toll-free at 888-366-8134.

Building Your Social Security Disability Case

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will assess your limitations and how they affect your ability to work. To build a strong case for your disability claim, we will need to focus on the severity of your condition. Our firm has particular experience handling mental disability claims involving:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome
  • Bipolar Syndrome
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizoaffective Disorder

The medications required to treat these conditions can often have side effects severe enough to prevent full-time work. Drowsiness, fatigue, problems with concentration and problems with timely completion of tasks can be caused not only by a psychological condition but also by the required medications.

As a result, your symptoms may be fairly well controlled by the medication, but the side effects of the medication can create a long-term disability.

Regular Treatment Is The Key To Success

As with all disability claims, getting regular treatment is essential. It is particularly important with psychological cases, because many people in the workforce with depression, anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can adequately control their conditions with treatment.

To show that your condition would prevent you from working, medical records should reflect your doctor's efforts to manage your condition over time. Regular therapy is particularly important because a therapist's or counselor's notes can often give the SSA valuable insights into the problems a claimant would have in a work setting.

Contact Dobbs Law

If you are being treated for a psychological condition that affects your ability to work full time, contact us toll-free at 888-366-8134 to speak with an experienced Social Security disability attorney.