Depression can be a very real experience for many individuals. Depression and physical disabilities often go hand in hand. Unfortunately, the symptoms of depression often go unreported to doctors or are untreated. Do not overlook the symptoms of depression. In fact, if you have any symptoms of depression, obtaining treatment will always strengthen your claim for Social Security disability benefits. No matter what your mental health impairment, always obtain treatment and honestly report the nature, severity and frequency of all your symptoms. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: feelings of hopelessness, despair or anger, low energy, a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, sleep disturbance, poor concentration, anxiety or panic attacks, or suicidal thoughts.
The Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek advise people to seek medical treatment for depression. Treatment does not have to be with a private psychiatrist. Many times the most helpful treatment will be with a therapist at a local mental health center. When in treatment, be honest about the nature and severity of your symptoms, do not hide them. That would include suicidal thoughts, which are normally not a reason for hospitalization. If your doctor recommends hospital treatment, your claim will be stronger if you follow your doctor’s advice.
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