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Anxiety and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

Anxiety is a physiological state characterized by cognitive, emotional, behavioral and somatic parts. These parts combine to create the feelings you have of fear, worry or apprehension. The cognitive or knowing aspect of anxiety involves expectation. It is expecting all kinds of unknown danger. Somatically, your body prepares you to deal with the threat (known as an emergency reaction): heart rate and blood pressure are increased, sweating is increased, blood flow to the major muscle groups is increased and digestive and immune system functions are inhibited. Externally, somatic signs of anxiety may involve pupillary dilation, sweating, pale skin and trembling. Emotionally, anxiety causes a sense of panic or dread. Physically, it causes chills and nausea. Behaviorally, both voluntary and involuntary behaviors can occur directed at escaping or avoiding the source of anxiety and often maladaptive, being most extreme in anxiety disorders. However, anxiety is not always maladaptive or pathological. Anxiety is a common emotion along with sadness, happiness, fear and anger. Anger has an extremely important role in relation to survival. There are several types of anxiety. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, phobic disorders, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and stress disorders are examples of the various types of anxiety. In addition to the ways mentioned above, anxiety may affect you in several different ways. It is often characterized by: §  Nausea §  Headache §  Stomach aches §  Shortness of breath §  Chest pain §  Heart palpitations. These effects as a result of anxiety may reach a point where you or a loved one is unable to work. If this is the case with you or a loved one, it is important to remember that anxiety, itself, is not a disability. Anxiety is a serious medical condition that can cause you to have a disability. Anxiety may be the main indication of you or your loved one’s disability. If this describes your situation, you or your loved one may need help. You may need financial assistance. Are you or your loved one considering applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability that is characterized primarily by anxiety? Have you already done this and been denied by the Social Security Administration? What options do you have now? What recourse do you have? What do you next? One option that you or your loved one has is to appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you decide to do this, here is something important that you need to know. You or your loved one is going to need a confident disability lawyer like the one you will find at to guide and lead you in what can be a long and arduous process. The reason why this is true is because people who are represented by a caring disability attorney are approved more often than those people without a lawyer. Do not hesitate. Contact the dependable disability attorney at, today.
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