Tag Archive | Major depressive disorder

How do I talk to my spouse about the possibility of depression?

Wonderful post about helping a depressed spouse. This blog is devoted to those supporting a depressed loved one. Check them out!

Depression's Collateral Damage

Getting your spouse to discuss the possible presence of depression is no small feat. Many times when Bern and I have led groups or offered presentations, the most difficult question to tackle is “How do I get my husband to even hear me?” And yes, it is almost always a woman asking about her husband, rather than the other way around.

This past week when we met with the support group we lead, a new friend joined us. And she asked the big question. She was considering the fact that her husband was self-medicating with alcohol, that fact that he has a family history of bipolar disorder, the fact that his sleep regimen is a complete wreck…over all, she was adding two and two and coming up with a “four” that made her feel very concerned. Combine all this with the fact that her husband refuses to see any kind…

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Applying for Social Security Disability with Depression

Here is a wonderfully helpful post by guest blogger, Ram Meyyappan from The Social Security Disability Help website

Applying for Social Security Disability with Depression

Severe depression can make it impossible to maintain employment, or at least to maintain gainful employment. If you suffer from persistent depression despite receiving appropriate treatment and following prescribed therapies, you may be able to receive disability benefits through one of both of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) disability Programs:

SSDI and SSI Basic Eligibility

Both SSD programs require you have a persistent and severe medical condition that prevents you from maintaining gainful employment. SSDI also requires you have work credits built up from your employment history. SSI, on the other hand, has no work credit requirements, but is instead a need-based program with strict income and financial resource limitations.

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