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Getting Social Security Disability for Depression

Can I get Social Security Disability for depression? You may be asking this question because you have an ongoing problem with depression, and this condition and/or complications resulting from it or other debilitating disorders that you have in conjunction with depression have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
No one is immune from feeling sad, blue or depressed at one time or another. In fact, depression is a normal response to some of the things that happen in life; such as loss, setbacks, disappointments, failure or hurt self-esteem. Very intense However, feeling sad can become very intense, and the feeling may last for a long period of time. That feeling of sadness can also prevent you from leading a normal life or doing the normal daily activities of life. Depression is defined as “feelings of severe despondency and dejection.” Simply put, depression is a state of feeling sad. In truth, there are several forms of depression. These include: Chronic depression (dysthymia) - This is a persistent depressive disorder. It is a continuous chronic (long-term) form of depression. Clinical depression - This is a term that is used by doctors to describe severe, persistent depression. Major depression - This is a mental disorder that is described by sustained depression of appetite, sleep disturbances and mood, feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness and guilt, and loss of pleasure in usual activities (anhedonia). Major depressive disorder - This is when depression continues for an extended period of time and prevents you from living your normal life. Manic-depressive disorder - This is the older term that was used for bipolar disorder. Bipolar depression - This is depression that is associated with the “low” periods of a person who has bipolar disorder. Seasonal depression (SAD or seasonal affective disorder) - This is a depressive mood disorder that comes and goes around the same time each year. You may also hear people describe their depression as “deep depression” or being “deep in depression.” It is not a form of depression, but rather a description of that person’s experience with depression. There are several signs and symptoms that may indicate depression. These include: Sleep disturbances Less interest in sex Fatigue or slowing of body movements Low self-esteem Thoughts of death Loss of interest in daily activities Difficulty concentrating or thinking Depressed, sad mood Agitation, restlessness or anxiety Changes in weight Unexplained physical problems like headaches or back pain. Again, you may have an ongoing problem with depression. Depression and/or complications resulting from it or other debilitating disorders that you have in conjunction with it are why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. Have you applied for the assistance you need by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration? Were you denied? Important fact If you are going to reapply or appeal your denial, remember this important fact. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people without an attorney. The best thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.