Do You Need Help With Your Disability Claim?

Disability Attorneys and Advocates can help you in all phases of the disability claim process.

Contact an advocate today for your FREE case evaluation!

Free Online Evaluation!

Personality Disorder and Receiving Social Security Disability

Personality disorder is a broad term that is used to refer to a type of mental illness where the way that you comprehend situations, relate to others and the ways in which you think are dysfunctional. As you might imagine, there are many different, specific kinds of personality disorders. A personality disorder involves a rigid and potentially self-denigrating or self-destructive way of behaving and thinking regardless of what the situation is. This results in hampering your ability to carry out routine functions at school, social situations or work. Or, it brings about distress in your life. You may or may not be conscious of the fact that you have a personality disorder. This is because the way that you think and act may seem natural to you. You may think that others are to blame for your circumstances. Nearly 15% of adults in the United States have some kind of personality disorder. This means that over 30 million Americans have some type of personality disorder. Researchers believe that personality disorders are caused by a combination of environmental and genetic influences in your life. Some research seems to indicate that a person may inherit a genetic vulnerability to having a personality disorder and that your life environment may be the trigger for developing it. There are some risk factors that may increase your likelihood of having a personality disorder. These include: Because there are so many different types of personality disorders, there are many different signs and symptoms that relate to each one. However, there are some general signs that may indicate that a personality disorder is present. These include: You or a loved one may have personality disorder. This disorder and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it may be why you or your loved one is disabled and cannot work. 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 personality disorder and/or complications resulting from or other conditions along with it? Were you or your loved one denied? If you appeal the denial by the Social Security Administration, consider this. People who are represented by a disability lawyer like the one at are approved more often than those without an attorney.