Just like everyone else, you have good days and bad days. Your bad days, however, can make getting out of bed—let alone leaving the house—extremely difficult. An overwhelming feeling of uncertainty and fear consumes you, your heart races, and panic has gripped your body to the point you don’t think you can move.

Attempting to go to work every day, or even holding down a job, is enormously difficult, and sometimes getting to your place of employment is impossible. Florida Social Security may be able to help you when you can’t work because of your condition. Here, we take a look at some of the disorders that may qualify you to receive the benefits.

  • Panic Disorder. Panic disorder causes people with this serious mental condition to experience feelings of terror and panic suddenly and repeatedly without any warning. Along with these already terrifying symptoms, the person could also have chest pain or a feeling of choking, and think he is having a heart attack.
  • Specific Phobias. Specific phobias can also cause a person to not be able to work or function on a daily basis. The level of fear and anxiety these phobias create is inappropriate to the situation and could prevent the person from facing common, everyday situations. For instance, a fear of leaving the house or driving could cause so much anxiety that that person cannot get to work.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder. Those with social anxiety disorder experience an overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations. The worry is typically caused by a fear of being judged by others or behaving in a way that could lead to embarrassment or ridicule.

If you have questions about Florida Social Security benefits or need help receiving them, contact the law offices of Johnson and Gilbert. We may be able to assist you.

If you know someone who has an anxiety disorder, we encourage you to share this information with him or her.


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