Schizophrenia and Social Security Disability BenefitsSchizophrenia and Social Security Disability Benefits

Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder that usually manifest in early adulthood and is often mistaken for multiple personality disorder. Schizophrenia is actually a much different psychological diagnosis than multiple or dissociative personality disorder. Schizophrenia is a thought disorder and does not manifest in creating multiple personalities. Although the symptoms of schizophrenia vary from person to person, the most common include:

  • Delusions
  • Hallucinations
  • Confused speech
  • Strange behavior
  • Loss of motivation or interest in day-to-day activities

People who suffer from schizophrenia also suffer from a loss of cognitive function. This may result in a loss of the memory and skills required to work. Even if someone held a job for many years before being diagnosed with schizophrenia, once they become ill, he or she may not be able to sustain that job any longer. In fact, schizophrenia may entirely prevent a person from being able to function in the working world.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a benefit administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the event that someone becomes disabled and is no longer able to work. The word, “disabled” does not only apply to physical disabilities. Those who suffer from psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia, may also be entitled to receive benefits. To learn more about Schizophrenia, please visit WebMD’s Schizophrenia Health Center.

If you or a loved one suffers from schizophrenia and would like to learn more about receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, please contact the experienced Social Security disability attorneys today at The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers, operating numerous offices around the country.

The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers handles Social Security Disability claims for the disabled throughout the United States of America. We have over twenty offices located in Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Ohio, Mississippi, Maryland, California, Tennessee and Washington, D.C. Please contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today to schedule a free Social Security Disability case evaluation. Our Social Security disability lawyers want to help you.

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