Ask anyone to search their symptoms online and guaranteed they will qualify for a handful of diseases while at the same time learn they have a brand new disease that has yet to be discovered by combining the handful of results they qualified for. But that’s not you. You know you have depression and have been fighting it for years. You’ve taken several routes on your own trying to combat this disabling condition by “keeping your chin up” or “looking on the bright side” and even “keeping yourself busy with family and friends”. It’s in those moments when you should so easily feel joy as you’re surrounded by people who love you, yet you just can’t seem to figure out why feeling happy is out of your reach.
Warning Signs Of Depression
You know the warning signs of depression because you experience most of them constantly throughout your day:
- Loss of interests
- Fatigue, low energy
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, no hope
- Overeating or appetite loss
- Thoughts or attempts of suicide
You’ve attempted battling depression on your own which resulted in seriously injuring yourself and losing the trust of others to ever be alone. You’ve taken the medical route of prescriptions which took a few months to notice any changes if any at all.
Will My Depression Ever Go Away?
Depression can be cured. The goal of treating depression is to heal the individual of their symptoms. It is possible for depression to return which in most cases it returns far more aggressive than it started and become chronic depression.
What Can Help?
If you have been medically diagnosed as depressed and are actively working on the road toward recovery, you may meet the requirements to qualify for social security disability benefits. The (SSA) Social Security Administration will examine your case and based on their findings they will determine whether or not you qualify. If you are able to prove that your depression is too great for you to continue working at your job you are a possible candidate for aid. Contact a social security disability attorney to help you review your claim during a free consultation.