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There is no sense in having standards or guidelines if the government refuses to adhere to them.

Suffering from a mental illness should not be viewed as a crime, or a judgment from God on a person for some past bad deed. Mental illness is no respecter of person, but if left untreated, it can lead to legal trouble.

In a recent article in the Washington Post, it was reported that for persons who suffer with a serious illness, the unemployment rate is 80%. Without a job, people cannot afford the health care necessary to manage mental illness, and the cycle of no treatment leading to poverty leading to prison will just continue and the cost to society will continue to rise.

This is why the Social Security Administration provides disability benefits (SSDI benefits and SSI benefits) to people with disabilities related to psychological problems, whether the problem is congenital or arose later in life, and provides a means for those people to seek the medical treatment they require so they can get better.

The Alabama Disability attorneys at Powell and Denny have represented numerous persons who need help obtaining their disability benefits who suffer from a number of different mental disorders, such as:

* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
* Bipolar Disorder
* Depression
* Anxiety
* Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
* Panic Attacks
* Paranoia
* Personality Disorders
* Schizophrenia
* Asperger’s Syndrome
* Autism
* Mood Disorders
* (for more information on a specific mental problem, please check our earlier blog posts).

Psychological problems are not a respecter of person; they can and do effect people throughout every socio-economic level. If you live in Alabama and have been diagnosed as suffering with a mental disorder and you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits or SSI benefits, don’t give upcontact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Disability lawyers at Powell and Denny and let us help you and your family.

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Powell and Denny have been selected as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report for each of the last 5 years, have been selected as one of Birmingham’s Top Lawyers by B-Metro Magazine for the last 3 years, have been selected by The National Advocates as one of the Top 20 Workers’ Compensation Firms (plaintiffs) and Powell and Denny, P.C.-has been selected as one of the “Best of the Best” law firms by The American Registry.

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