Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is not just a case of the “blues.” It’s a debilitating condition that can severely impact one’s ability to work and function in daily life. Apex Disability Law is committed to providing an in-depth understanding of MDD and how it can affect your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.
What is Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)?
MDD is a severe form of depression characterized by persistent symptoms that can manifest in various ways, such as:
- Feelings of sadness or emptiness
- Irritability and anger
- Loss of interest in daily activities
- Sleep issues
- Fatigue and low energy
- Appetite changes
- Anxiety and restlessness
- Cognitive impairments
- Suicidal thoughts or actions
Types of Depression
While MDD is a specific type of depression, it’s worth noting that there are other forms, including:
- Anxious Distress
- Atypical Features
- Psychotic Features
- Peripartum Onset
- Melancholic Features
- Mixed Features
The Impact on Work
MDD can make it nearly impossible to maintain a job, especially when symptoms include suicidal ideation or frequent angry outbursts. If your condition has persisted despite treatment, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
How Apex Disability Law Can Assist You
We go beyond just filing your claim. We work closely with healthcare providers to obtain medical evidence substantiating your condition. Our goal is to present a compelling case highlighting the severity of your symptoms and their impact on your ability to work.
Contact Us for a Free Evaluation
If MDD is affecting your ability to work, contact Apex Disability Law for a free evaluation of your case. We’re here to guide you through the complex process of applying for disability benefits.