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Chronic Pain: Medication and Treatment Options

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Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Pain can be further classified into two basic categories: i)             Acute pain: This type of pain is believed to be a consequence of a disease, injury or inflammation. This […]

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Bipolar Symptoms that Demonstrate Severe Cases

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Everyone has their ups and downs, our “on” and “off” days. But for a person who suffers from Bipolar Disorder, these ups and downs and ons and offs are very severe. It affects your job performance, school studies, relationships and completely disrupts your daily life. Bipolar disorder can  come in many levels and some cases […]

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Mental Retardation Can be a Disabling Medical Condition

The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a listing that describes the impairments that the SSA considers severe enough to qualify someone for disability benefits. This list is known as the Blue Book, and mental retardation is among the impairments listed. The SSA provides specific criteria to help you determine whether the mental retardation of an […]

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Filing for Disability While Living with Schizophrenia

Many people who suffer from schizophrenia will not be able to maintain full time work, and for this reason will need financial support. People who are diagnosed with schizophrenia may be eligible for SSDI and SSI benefits, however to get these benefits you must first apply and meet the strict criteria of the listings of […]

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Winning Social Security Disability with Depression Disorder

Depression can affect your disability application and disability determination in various ways. On the one hand, it is not uncommon for disability applicants to feel depressed because of their inability to continue working and provide for their families, particularly after many months of unemployment. Under this scenario, the applicant’s depression is an ancillary element to […]

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Anti Depression Foods, Can They Help You?

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If you suffer from serious depression that is interfering with your ability to live and work productively, you are probably interested in anything that may help. There are many ways to treat depression, and no one way is right for everyone. However, a nutritious and well-balanced diet rich in certain foods may help you combat […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where people can have repetitive thoughts or impulses.  People who are affected with this disorder  may check a dozen times to make the sure the coffee pot is unplugged, or wash their hands until they’re  raw, or they may be afraid something bad will happen to them if […]

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Are there Certain Physical and Mental Medical Conditions or Illnesses which Always Result in an Award of Benefits?

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There is a list of certain physical and mental medical conditions or illnesses which Social Security uses when evaluating disability claims.  If you have a medical condition which is on that list, and which is proven by medical evidence  you can be awarded benefits based on your medical conditions alone without demonstrating that you are […]

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