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Unemployment for people with mental illness as high as 90 percent

The figures seem shocking, especially since many people in Peachtree City know at least one person with mental illness who has very few problems at work, yet unemployment rates for people living with mental illness are disgustingly high. The highest estimate is 90 percent, but the lowest isn't that much lower, only falling to 70 percent. Certainly for some people with severe mental illness work is out of the question and disability benefits are a must, but there are others who cannot work because of stigma alone.

Intensive care units are causing post-traumatic stress disorder

For most people in Rome, the intensive care unit is a place to get help for serious injuries and illness, it is not a place to develop one. Unfortunately, it seems that there are many people in Georgia and across the country who are developing post-traumatic stress disorder from their stays in the ICU. Some of these cases may even be so severe that the individual must apply for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security disability insurance benefits.

Researchers believe change in memory may be sign of Alzheimer's

With about 35 million people in the world living with dementia, it is safe to say that the condition, including the most common type of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, is a serious problem. For many in Atlanta who are diagnosed with the condition, it comes after years of struggling to remember things that they never had problems remembering before. Though Alzheimer's typically affects older groups, there are some who first feel the effects while working, eventually forcing them out of their jobs.

HIV and AIDS causing illness in an aging population

For many people in Atlanta, the thought of an aging population with HIV or AIDS seemed impossible. When the disease was first discovered in 1982, there was very little that anyone with the disease could do; nearly everyone who was infected fell ill and died. There were some, however, who were able to last until medications came available that restored the health and well-being of all those with this long-term illness. After they got better, many of them returned to work and continued on with their lives. Now, however, there are an increasing number of middle-aged people with HIV who are living with disabling medical ailments.

Researchers discover biological evidence of fibromyalgia

There are more and more people being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in North Carolina every year, but there are still some doctors who consider fibromyalgia to be a psychosomatic condition. This means that many doctors believe individuals with fibromyalgia are not actually in pain, but that they merely think they are in pain. After some recent research was published on the condition, however, many doctors will likely be changing their minds on this pain condition.

83 percent of people with bipolar disorder are severely affected

Imagine being euphoric, something much more than just being in a good mood. Imagine being like that for a whole week. It doesn't sound too bad, but also take into account that during that week you would get very little sleep, you would have trouble focusing or getting anything done, and you may engage in dangerous or risky behavior. Now, imagine going from that high to severe depression that makes it difficult to focus and make decisions.

Psychosis, schizophrenia may be misdiagnosed

There are many people in Atlanta who apply for Social Security disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits each year because of mental illness. One of the more serious of conditions, schizophrenia, can make it impossible for an individual to hold down a job and earn a living for him- or herself. For many of these Georgians, the only option is to file for federal disability benefits. But there is evidence that some of the individuals who have previously been diagnosed with psychosis or schizophrenia may actually have a treatable condition: anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.

Groups want stores to pull products with harmful chemicals

Georgians are unable to work and need to live off of benefits from Social Security disability insurance for a variety of reasons. In some cases it may be due to injury; in other cases, it's a debilitating illness that prevents people from holding down a job.

Man's struggle to obtain SSDI benefits shows value of assistance

People who are disabled for various reasons are glad to have the system of Social Security disability benefits that we have in this country. It can be a godsend for those who are not able to work consistently because of their illnesses or injuries. However, it is not guaranteed someone will be able to get approved for benefits on their first attempt.

Social Security Disability and Alzheimer's Disease

Did you know that individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease are not currently eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits? Those diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, however, are able to receive benefits as the disease was recently added to the agency's list of Compassionate Allowances. This shift in how the government views the disease demonstrates the increasing concern over where Alzheimer's and dementia are headed.

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