https://www.cuddiganlaw.com/library/qualifying-mental-illnesses-for-social-security-disability.cfm Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that is poorly understood. Friends, family and employers are commonly shocked and confused by the disorder which can cause a wide range of unusual behaviors including hallucinations, delusions and an inability to concentrate. Often the medications that are prescribed to control these symptoms have horrible, disabling side effects.
The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than three million Americans have this illness.
Many people with schizophrenia have difficulty caring for themselves and holding a job. Even though treatment may lessen symptoms of schizophrenia, some people, even with treatment, may not be able to work because of the severity of their illness or due to the side effects of anti-psychotic medications.
In order to prove you are disabled under Social Security’s rules, you needs to show that your schizophrenia prevents you from performing even simple, routine repetitive work. Your schizophrenia must have lasted or be expected to last for at least 12 months.
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