Mental Disorders

Helping Individuals Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits For Mental Health Issues

At Florida Disability Advocates, we understand that physical impairments are not the only health conditions that can prevent a person from working. Mental health issues can prevent employment, too. Just because you have no physical or visible problems does not mean that you can perform the daily duties of your job — no matter how much you long to do so.


With 25 years of legal experience, attorney Chad Lawrence has helped countless individuals with both physical and mental disorders obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Our law firm is here to represent the rights and interests of those with psychological, psychiatric and cognitive issues, helping them pursue financial assistance to provide for their everyday needs.

Common Mental Health Conditions

Mental health disorders encompass a broad spectrum of conditions. Here are just a few that may potentially qualify a person for SSDI or SSI:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks or anxiety disorders
  • Agoraphobia (the fear of unfamiliar surroundings)
  • Developmental and cognitive disabilities
  • Severe depression (sometimes linked to chronic pain)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism/Asperger’s syndrome
  • Character or personality disorders
  • Mental illness

When applying for SSDI or SSI benefits on the basis of a mental health condition, it is important to remember that the Social Security Administration relies heavily on your medical records. Make sure to have your psychiatrist, psychologist or physician document your treatment and how your condition is affecting you.

Consult Our Tampa And Orlando Attorney For PTSD, Bipolar Disorder And More

If your psychological condition or mental health issue is preventing you from working, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our Orlando and Tampa mental disorders lawyer and learn more about the Social Security benefits to which you may be entitled. Simply call our Orlando office at 407-738-4866 or our Tampa office at 813-434-0905, or fill out our online contact form.

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