For years, the term “manic depression” was used to describe a mental illness characterized by severe mood swings. Today, the clinical term used by professionals is bipolar disorder, and it’s something that can lead to an inability to work for Kissimmee residents who struggle with it.
Bipolar disorder can complicate your work experience in two ways. The symptoms of the illness itself, of course, can present problems on the job. You may have difficulty focusing on a particular task for any length of time. You may also find it hard to interact appropriately with an authority figure, such as your supervisor or a human resources representative. But additional complications may arise from the medications used to treat bipolar disorder. The side effects may further impair your ability to work.
The Lawrence Law Firm has successfully represented Kissimmee residents with bipolar disorder who needed to seek out Social Security Disability benefits. We make sure our clients’ claims are thoroughly documented by solid evidence, particularly medical records. We will use the information provided by your mental health providers to demonstrate why you are unable to continue performing your basic job functions. We will make sure that any side effects from bipolar medication are also documented along with their impact on your employment.
Bipolar disorder, like any mental illness, is something individuals will experience in different ways. This can also lead to challenges in the disability claims process. The Lawrence Law Firm has 25 years of experience helping these individuals and would be happy to answer any questions you may have during a free initial evaluation.