Depression is a common condition cited on Social Security Disability applications, but that doesn't mean it's easy for people with depression to secure benefits.
Having a heart attack does not necessarily mean that a person will qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but it could. The first thing to know is that having a heart attack alone or having bypass surgery does not automatically qualify an individual for disability benefits.
Memory loss is an incredibly troubling condition, not just for the people who suffer from it, but also for their loved ones. Whether it is the result of an isolated accident or a degenerative disease, memory loss can make it increasingly difficult for people to perform their usual functions and care for themselves.
In recent weeks, the topics of depression and mental illness have been at the forefront of our national discussions. Unfortunately, serious illnesses like depression affect millions of people in the U.S., and sufferers don't always seek the medical care they need.
People who struggle with serious health conditions know that numbers play a considerable role in understanding what to expect in terms of their prognosis and treatment options.
After a traumatic event, it is not unusual to experience troubling physical and mental changes. For millions of people, these changes include development of a disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.