Dugan & Associates, P.C.
No Recovery - No FeeFree Consultation
Serving all of Western Pennsylvania
Local: 412-353-3572 Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N Toll Free: 888-99-D-U-G-A-N

Does a mental illness make work challenging for you?

Many illnesses have the potential to affect a person's work and home life. People with psychological disorders may find it challenging to fully function at work and at home. Psychological illnesses can affect all aspects of a person's life.

One man who once lived in Pennsylvania but later moved to Oklahoma had bipolar disorder. His wife explains that he was very smart and had a successful career. He had received his doctorate and was a university professor. However, according to his wife, he would fluctuate between states of being very productive and not sleeping and being in such a depressed state that he could not get out of bed.

When this cycle of up and down energy levels and moods is a person's life, it may be quite challenging to go to work some days. This man did manage to work and create a life for himself, but others may have more difficulty finding success while battling bipolar disorder. Even with a successful career, this man attempted suicide multiple times and took his own life nearly a decade ago.

Anyone who has suffered from a mental illness likely understands how challenging it can make doing daily tasks and functioning on a productive level every day. When going to work is too hard, Social Security disability benefits for illness may help a person get by. Hopefully someday the person will beat the mental illness and be able to live a productive life.

People may commonly think of a person with a severe physical disability when thinking of Social Security disability benefits. However, as mental disorders can be equally debilitating, only in different ways, people suffering from mental illnesses may also wish to look into applying for Social Security disability benefits.

Source: News Press, "Mental health issues grow across the United States," Russell Hixson, Sept. 30, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Pittsburgh Office
4 West Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-922-0800
Fax: 412-922-0801
Pittsburgh Law Office Map

Beaver County Office
2002 McMinn St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-775-7372
Aliquippa Law Office Map

North Hills
6400 Brooktree Ct.
Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-933-0133
Wexford Law Office Map

Butler County
2009 Mackenzie Way
Suite 100
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-283-7063
Cranberry Twp Law Office Map

Monroeville
400 Penn Center Blvd.
Suite 101
Monroeville, PA 15232

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 412-261-1129

Westmoreland County
101 N. Main St.
Suite 104 - A
Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-836-7454

Washington County
2400 Ansys Dr.
Suite 102
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Phone: 412-353-3572
Phone: 724-743-0463
Canonsburg Law Office Map

Serving all of Western Pennsylvania Free Consultation