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A Mood Disorder and Receiving Social Security Disability

You often hear people say, “I’m in a good mood,” or “I’m in a bad mood.” What is meant by the term, “mood”? How can mood be defined? Mood is a relatively lasting state of mind. It is an internal, subjective state of mind. Mood differs from emotion in that it is less specific, and often less intense. Mood is less likely to be triggered by a particular stimulus or event, no matter how long that particular mood lasts. Mood also differs from personality traits or temperament, which are even more general and long lasting. A mood disorder, then, is a disorder that affects your state of mind. A mood disorder is when something goes wrong with your mood or state of mind. A mood disorder refers to a mental disorder that is characterized by periods of depression, that sometimes alternate with periods of elevated mood. A mood disorder is a condition whereby the prevailing emotional mood or state of mind is distorted or inappropriate to the circumstances. You may wonder how common mood disorders are. They are some of the most common conditions affecting Americans, today.  Each year, almost 44 million Americans experience some kind of a mood disorder. Mood disorders are one of the main reasons for disability among adults over 18 in America. Researchers believe most serious mood disorders are caused by complex imbalances in your brain's chemical activity. They also believe environmental factors can play a part in triggering, or cushioning against, the onset of mental illness. There is a wide range of signs and symptoms that you may experience with a mood disorder due to there being so many different types of them. Some of the signs and symptoms of a depressive type of mood disorder are: Some of the signs and symptoms of a manic type of mood disorder include: You or a loved one may be suffering from some type of a mood disorder. A mood disorder and/or complications that have been brought about by it or other conditions that you have in conjunction with this disorder may have caused the disability of you or your loved one and be what is preventing you from working. You may need assistance as a result of this. You may need financial help. You or your loved one may be planning on applying for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability that has been caused by a mood disorder and/or complications that have developed from it or other conditions that you have in conjunction with this disorder. You may have already done this and been turned down by the Social Security Administration. If you or your loved one is thinking about reapplying or appealing the denial, you really should remember this important fact. The simple truth is that people who are represented by a disability lawyer like the one you will find at are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney fighting for them. Please do not hesitate. Contact the disability lawyer at, today.
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