The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur Se habla espanol
  • Toll Free 877-892-0197
  • North New Jersey 973-200-6629
  • South New Jersey 609-207-7905
Related Areas

Seeking SSD benefits for depression

While we all get sad and feel down or upset at times, it is not normal to feel this way all of the time. Depression is a serious mental condition, causing some individuals to suffer tremendously. Depression could cause some to avoid leaving the house, the inability to carry on with their normal life or even maintain a job. In these cases, it can be challenging to meet one's basic living needs. Thus, it is important to consider what options are available to address these financial concerns, such as Social Security disability benefits.

According to the World Heath Organization or WHO, depression is the number one cause of illness and disability across the globe. They also found that there was an 18 percent increase when looking at the number of sufferers from 2005 to 2015. Recent estimates suggest that more than 300 million people suffer from it.

Because there is a stigma associated with depression, many individuals fail to seek and get help. Treatment associated with this mental condition typically includes therapy and medication. A spokesperson from WHO claims that depression is currently not being identified or treated adequately in any country. Developed and developing countries included, roughly half of those suffering from depression aren't identified and treated.

By seeking help, those suffering from depression cannot only receive the medical care that they need, but they can also obtain the resources that they require. SSD benefits could help those unable to work because of depression. These benefits can offset the financial impact this disability causes, helping one meet their basic living needs.

Source: Nydailynews.com, "Depression is the No. 1 cause of illness and disability worldwide," Meera Jagannathan, March 30, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Our Firm For A Free Initial Consultation | Se Habla Español

For assistance anywhere in the state, please send an email or call 973-200-6629 (toll free 1-855-200-4118).

Our offices are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we return all calls as promptly as possible.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

West Caldwell Office
195 Fairfield Avenue
Suite 2C
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Toll Free: 877-892-0197
Phone: 973-200-6629
Fax: 973-364-1348
Map & Directions

Absecon Office
508 New Jersey Ave
Building B
Suite 1B
Absecon, NJ 08201

Toll Free: 877-892-0197
Phone: 609-207-7905
Map & Directions

  • Toll Free: 877-892-0197
  • Fax: 973-364-1348
  • Phone: 973-200-6629
  • Toll Free: 877-892-0197
  • Phone: 609-207-7905