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Most people tend to think that Social Security Disability benefits are only applicable to physical disabilities. However, people who suffer from mental illnesses may also be eligible for benefits if their condition prevents them from working or holding a steady job.
At Horn & Kelley P.C. Attorneys at Law, we can work with you to obtain the Disability benefits you need to live your life. If your personality disorder leaves you out of work and in need of help, rely on us for assistance.
Horn & Kelley P.C. Attorneys at Law is a firm located in Tinley Park, IL, that has been serving Chicagoland for 34 years. If you are in the Chicago area or the surrounding suburbs or northwest Indiana and need Social Security Disability benefits for personality disorders, call us today.
What Are Personality Disorders?
Personality disorders are mental disorders that involve ingrained behavioral issues leading to poor relationships. They may not seem common, but as much as 15 percent of people will experience a personality disorder at some point.
The Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition — known as the DSM-5 — recognizes three clusters of personality disorders:
- Cluster A: Odd or eccentric. Characterized by social withdrawal, social awkwardness, and distorted thinking, disorders include Schizoid Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder.
- Cluster B: Dramatic or erratic. Characterized by issues with emotional discipline and impulse control, this cluster includes Borderline Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
- Cluster C: Anxious or fearful. Characterized by intense fear and anxiety regarding social interactions and orderliness, disorders include Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, and Dependent Personality Disorder.
People who are at a higher risk of developing one of these disorders may have a family history of mental illness, experienced the loss of one or more parents, or suffered abuse as a child, whether it was physical, sexual, or verbal.
You may have been diagnosed with one of these disorders, but some people suffer from these disorders even without a diagnosis. Symptoms of personality disorders, in general, might be:
- Struggling with adaptation to new surroundings or situations
- Having multiple unstable and intense relationships
- Engaging in impulsive, damaging behaviors
- Wanting to be alone frequently
- Experiencing strong mood swings and disturbances
These are just a few of the possible symptoms, and if you worry that you have a personality disorder, you should consult a mental health professional.
How Can I Receive SSD Benefits?
In order to receive Social Security Disability benefits for personality disorders, applicants need to provide detailed information from medical, academic, and vocational records. If the information provided shows adequate proof that your disorder puts a strain on your ability to work, then you may be able to receive benefits. For mental health claims, the most important thing is to have ongoing treatment with a psychiatrist or psychologist.
At Horn & Kelley P.C. Attorneys at Law, we take the time to talk to you and evaluate your case. We file your claim with the utmost attention to detail so it won’t be rejected because of an error, and we are determined to obtaining you the best possible outcome.
Call to schedule an appointment with us in the Chicago, IL, area today at 888-921-5297 so you can receive personality disorders disability benefits.