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Bipolar Disorder Symptoms Eligible for Florida Disability Benefits

Individuals suffering with bipolar disorder in Broward County feel intense chaos and anxiety while trying to cope with this condition. More than two million Americans have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and wrestle with the toll it takes on their everyday lives. Because many people with bipolar disorder find they are unable to work, they may qualify for disability benefits with bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder manifests itself between rapidly changing mood swings of severe depression and mania. Effecting men and women alike, it starts to show its true colors between the ages of 15-25.
Individuals who have found they are unable to work may be eligible for disability benefits for bipolar disorder and should seek advice from an experienced South Florida disability attorney. An experienced South Florida disability lawyer who has represented individuals with bipolar disorders can help build a case for individuals to receive disability benefits for bipolar disorder.

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder
To meet the criteria necessary for a bipolar disorder diagnosis, signs and symptoms between the two extremes of depression and mania must be thoroughly evaluated and documented by a medical doctor.
Manic Signs

  • Poor Judgment
  • Spending Sprees/Poor Money Management
  • Distracted/Irritated
  • Rapid Speech
  • Increased Sex Drive
  • Inflated Self Esteem
  • Aggressive or Risky Behavior
  • Frequent Absences from Work
  • Poor Performance at Work

Depressive Signs

  • Sadness
  • Suicidal
  • Anxiety/Guilt
  • Sleep Problems or Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Difficulty Making Decisions
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Pulling Away from Friends
  • Feeling Worthless

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Learning to cope with these symptoms requires a team approach that involves doctors, medication, psychotherapy, and a supportive network of friends and family. Even with all of these interventions in place, maintaining a job can often fall through the cracks.

It is important to contact a knowledgeable South Florida disability attorney to find out if you are eligibility to receive disability benefits for bipolar disorder. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld to review your situation and help you file a disability claim.

For a free consultation, call today: 954-677-0155.  Also receive our FREE book: Can’t Work?  Maneuvering the Social Security Disability Claim’s Maze.

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