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Chronic Depression and Receiving Social Security Disability

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Depression is the feeling of being sad and blue. It is a normal response to life’s struggles, loss or hurt self-esteem. Sometimes the feeling of sadness can become extremely intense. Chronic depression is when these feelings last over an extended period of time, and keep you from doing your normal daily activities or leading a normal life. Chronic depression, which is also known as dysthymia, is one of the types of depression. Severe, ongoing depression is known as major depressive disorder. It is also called major depression, clinical depression and unipolar depression. Chronic depression is a milder form of recurring depression. Even though chronic depression is a milder form of depression, the effects linger for a long period of time, possibly years. People with chronic depression can usually carry out their responsibilities well, but they always seem to be unhappy. It is a common thing for people with chronic depression to also have an episode of major depressive disorder. They can move from chronic depression to major depressive disorder and back to chronic depression. This is called double depression. Nearly 11 million people age 18 or older have chronic depression according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The National Institute of Mental Health also states that nearly 19 million people over the age of 18 experience major depression. Many of the effects of chronic depression are the same as those of major depressive disorder, but they are not as severe as and more chronic in nature than those of major depressive disorder. Some of these effects caused by chronic depression are: You or a loved one may be suffering from chronic depression. This condition may have reached the point where you or your loved one may not be able to work. Chronic depression may be the cause of you or your loved one’s disability. If this is the case, do you or your loved one need help? Do you need financial help? Who can you turn to for the financial help that you need? Where will it come from? Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by chronic depression? Were you or your loved one denied? If you or your loved one is thinking about appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration, here is something that you need to think about. People who are represented by a dependable disability attorney like the one you will find at are approved more often than those people who do not have a lawyer. Do not put this off. Do not wait. Contact the experienced disability attorney at, today.
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