I have been diagnosed with bipolar, manic depressive, multiple personality disorder and anixiety for years with. Treatment can ppl get disability due to this cause it affects my work
Hi, hidunno! It shouldn't affect your work or lifestyle if you are well controlled on the most appropriate medications for your sub-type of Bipolar illness. You can live a perfectly normal life.
But to answer your question, yes, Bipolar disorder will qualify you for disability IF your doctor stipulates you are unable to work.
I was on disability for Bipolar disorder for several years.
Best wishes to you. Wildcat
I had a major depression and suffered from depression most of my life. It definitely affected my work. Im on permanent disability and live in Canada.
I have been on disability for my bipolar we have had a hard time controlling it over the years. I have been on many meds.
hidunno71; Lot's of good answers, Just know it has to be bad enough for your doctor to agree, Then be prepared to fight the system...
If you have a good case you should have no problem but remember don't let it stress you out. Almost everyone is refused the first time here in the U.S.A. then you have to appeal etc. So you well need to have your doctor working with you. And if it's to much turn it over to a good Disability attorney. You can work with them and it is not that expensive.
I live in Australia. First time I applied I was rejected for not being stable... I was angry and couldn't understand why and how to get stability. Turns out they wanted me to be on the same meds for a time, regular visits to my gp, psychiatrist, psychologist, and several mental health workers, care plans in place and a stable address. Not sure what the rules are there but here you can work even full time for 2 years before being completely thrown off which I need, as I've never held a job longer then 18 months before hitting a major low ^_^ so yes, it is a disability. Just differing levels to different people :)
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