When Does Anxiety Become Considered A Medical Disorder? My Husband Has Been A Worrier His Whole Life. Since His Recent Heart Attack On The Job Many Years Ago, He’s Been Having “Panic Attacks”. It’s Gotten So Extreme, I’m Wondering If He Might Have An Actual Anxiety Disorder.
Anxiety Disorder differs from normal bouts with worry and nervousness. It may spring up with no apparent cause and may not go away that easily. Almost 20% of South Floridian adults have been medically diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder.
If your husband is having panic attacks, he should be evaluated for a more specific type of anxiety, called Panic Disorder. Often, a panic attack will have the same sensation as a heart attack.
Chronic types of anxiety can manifest symptoms that profusely interfere with an individual’s daily lifestyle. In some cases of Anxiety Disorder, an individual may no longer be able to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may award disability benefits to individuals who have Anxiety Disorder, in which it is having a severe impact on one’s ability to keep a job.
If the time has come to consider if your husband is eligible to pursue a Social Security disability case, it is important that you seek expert legal advice.
Your husband is likely eligible to receive disability benefits for his Anxiety Disorder if he can prove that it is interfering with his ability to perform his normal work duties.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder in Broward County, they may be eligible for Social Security benefits. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim. Call: 954-677-0155.