How would a doctor diagnose me with an anxiety disorder and how does it affect my chances of receiving Florida Social Security?

You haven’t been yourself for the last few months. All of a sudden, everything has you in a state of worry and panic. You wonder if it’s just your nerves or if you have a medical condition that is causing your extreme anxiety.

If your mental state becomes so severe that you are unable to work, you could qualify for Florida Social Security. First, however, a doctor must diagnose you with such a condition and prove that it prevents you from holding down a job.

Talking to a Doctor

Speaking with a doctor about your feelings and situation is typically how one is diagnosed with a disorder. Describing what happens to you on a daily basis and how you respond to the emotions you feel can help the doctor pinpoint what could be going on.

Anxiety Disorder Qualifications

Doctors typically work from a set of guidelines when looking to diagnose general anxiety disorder in patients. Typically, people are diagnosed with the condition if they have difficulty controlling feelings of worry, experience severe anxiety and worry about several activities most days of the week for at least six months, and have anxiety or worry that interferes with their daily lives or causes them significant distress. Patients with generalized anxiety disorder typically also experience three or more of the following symptoms: fatigue, irritability, trouble sleeping, muscle tension, restlessness, and difficulty concentrating.

If an anxiety disorder is controlling your life and preventing you from being able to support yourself and your family, contact the legal team of Johnson and Gilbert. We have helped many clients just like you receive the Florida Social Security benefits they need. Connect with us today to speak with an attorney.

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