When you have an anxiety disorder, you almost feel as if the world is against you. No one can see anything physically wrong with you, but you know that living your daily life is extremely difficult. You feel like people just don’t understand what you go through, and explaining your disorder to your boss when you can’t make it in is almost impossible. Many hard-working Floridians are able to collect Social Security benefits because of their anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Disorder Basics

An anxiety disorder is a serious mental illness that can cause constant worry and fear and make life extremely difficult to live. A variety of different anxiety disorders exist, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, in addition to specific phobias, such as a fear of leaving the house.

Anxiety Disorder Causes

Although scientists haven’t discovered exactly what causes anxiety disorders, they know what doesn’t. Anxiety disorders are not the results of personal weakness, poor upbringings, or moral flaws. These conditions affect many different types of people who come from all walks of life. Scientists are starting to discover the disorders are caused by a variety of different factors, including environmental stress and changes in the brain.

Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

Anxiety disorders can cause a variety of different symptoms, and each specific disorder has its own. However, most disorders cause the general symptoms of feelings of fear, panic, and uneasiness; problems sleeping; heart palpitations; dry mouth; nausea; shortness of breath; dizziness; numbness or tingling in hands and feet; an inability to be still and calm; and muscle tension.

Working at a job with an anxiety disorder is often impossible. Florida Social Security benefits may be available to you. Contact the attorneys of Johnson and Gilbert to speak with a lawyer about your situation. We may be able to help.

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