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How does schizophrenia affect its victim?

Many Americans throughout the country have heard of the mental condition schizophrenia, but what exactly is it and how does it affect its victim? Schizophrenia falls into three symptom categories - positive symptoms, negative symptoms and cognitive symptoms.

What are some symptoms of schizophrenia?

While only approximately one percent of individuals in the United States suffer from schizophrenia, it is a disorder with a very negative stigma. However, it is important to keep in mind that individuals with schizophrenia are not a danger to other individuals. They also do not have multiple personalities. Newark residents should remember that, like other mental illnesses, it is not always a disease that manifests itself with physical symptoms. Nevertheless, it can be extremely debilitating.

How do I prove my mental condition is debilitating?

Contrary to the belief of many, Social Security disability is not simply for those who are suffering from serious or debilitating injuries or illnesses, but also those who suffer from serious mental conditions. Although it is often far easier to recognize injuries or illnesses via various tests, scans or x-rays, mental conditions can be equally as severe and could also seriously cripple or prevent someone from maintaining gainful employment.

Migraines may cause anxiety disorders, study says

New Jersey residents who suffer from migraine headaches may find that all they can do is lie down in a quiet, dark room until the agony of the headache subsides, which could take days. However, according to a recent study, the chronic pain one experiences if they have migraine headaches could increase the chance a person will develop a generalized anxiety disorder. According to the research, adults who suffer from migraine headaches are 6 percent more at risk of developing an anxiety disorder, compared to the 2 percent chance of those who don't have migraine headaches.

Social Security Blog warns about scammers

With society's access to today's technology, ill-intentioned scam artists have numerous ways of scamming victims. A recent increase in phone call scams have prompted the Acting Inspector General of Social Security to remind Americans utilizing Social Security benefits about these scams and how to prevent them. They advise against returning phone calls from a suspicious source and from making payments or purchases over the phone for government related matters.

When does a person with depression have a disability?


Living with depression can be a nightmare. Imagine suffering from severe sadness and hopelessness that may even cause you to be suicidal. Depression once had a very negative stigma, but these days more people in Newark and nationwide are recognizing that depression is a mental illness with biological components. Unfortunately, depression can be so severe for some that it disables them. However, if this is the case, can a person seek Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits?

Invisible disabilities are disabilities too


When New Jerseyans hear the word "disability," the first images that spring to mind usually involve a physical disability - images like a person in a wheelchair or without a hand or arm. But physical disabilities are not the only form of disability. Many New Jerseyans suffer from invisible disabilities, conditions that can limit a person without being readily observable to others, conditions like seizures, chronic pain and chronic fatigue.

Intellectual disability


This blog often focuses on physical conditions that can qualify New Jersey residents to receive Social Security Disability benefits. But that does not mean physical conditions are the only basis for New Jerseyans to receive these Social Security Disability benefits disability benefits. Another option is an intellectual disability; an intelligence level that is substantially below average.

Distinguishing the onset and application dates for SSD benefits

Getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits can provide great relief for New Jersey residents who are suffering from a disability. Indeed, the benefits can be essential towards making ends meet, something that can be hard to do for a person who is not able to work due to a disability. Along the way, there are two important dates that New Jersey residents will want to understand: the onset and application dates.

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