Signs of Clinical Depression

Many individuals experience difficult periods in their lives that can lead to feelings of depression. However, if this leads to clinical depression, it can cause significant and sometimes total inability to function in the workplace. While it is difficult to qualify for Social Security disability with depression, the government does provide Social Security coverage for those who suffer from depression that is severe enough to prevent them from working.

Fortunately, a knowledgeable Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney can help you secure the disability coverage you need. To discuss your case and Indianapolis Social Security disability, contact the Hankey Law Office today at 317-634-8565.

Symptoms of Depression

When evaluating a person to determine if he or she needs disability benefits for depression, the Social Security Administration will look to see if the individual has the symptoms put forth in the Listing of Impairments. In order to qualify, a person must meet several different qualifications as determined by a medical professional. Some of the signs of depression that can qualify you for benefits include:

  • Loss of interest in almost all activities
  • Decreased energy
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Feeling guilty or worthless
  • Changes in appetite
  • Agitation
  • Delusions or paranoia
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Difficulty concentrating or thinking

If you are suffering from depression to the point that you are unable to perform essential tasks for work, you should talk to a lawyer about your disability benefit options.

Contact Us

If you are suffering from severe depression, an experienced Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney of the Hankey Law Office is here to help you fight for the benefits you need. Contact our offices today at 317-634-8565 for more information.