Depression and Mental Disability Claims
No one wants to admit that they can’t do the things they were once able to do because they are suffering from mental illness. Far too often, people with depression try to hide it from their families, their employers, their doctors and themselves. They don’t want to be seen as complainers or people who can’t do things most people can.
When No One Knows But You
The problem with this “tough-it-out” approach is that, if the depression becomes disabling, there is no medical record of the problem. Moreover, friends, family members, co-workers and employers may not be aware of the depth of the problem.
If you have no record of medical treatment for depression, your chances for obtaining disability benefits are very slim.
At the law office of Chermol & Fishman, LLC, in Philadelphia, our disability attorneys represent people with depression and other mental disability claims. We encourage our clients to seek out medical diagnosis and treatment for their depression.
Hope for Those With Severe Depression
We recognize that it can be difficult to talk to others — even medical professionals — about depression. But regular treatment for depression is important for improving your condition as well as for improving the chances of success in a Social Security disability (SSD) or supplemental security income (SSI) claim.
To speak to an experienced disability lawyer about depression and other disability claims, please contact our office or call (215) 464-7200. The initial consultation is free of charge. There are no upfront costs or out-of-pocket fees. You pay us nothing until we win your case.