Philip J. Fulton Law Office
Call For Your Free Consultation Today
Columbus, OH Office 614-929-3126

Depression may qualify you for disability benefits in Ohio

It is fairly well understood that depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental "illnesses" among the population of the United States. For example, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, as of 2012 almost 7 percent of adults in the U.S. had experienced a major depressive episode within the previous year. This means that, on average, seven out of every 100 residents of Ohio have had a problem with depression. Further, dealing with depression can be debilitating. The World Health Organization estimates that over 8 percent of U.S. "years lived with disability" are caused by depression, making it the single largest cause of disability among mental or behavioral disorders.

Unfortunately, our society has created a stigma around many mental health issues. Many people look at psychological problems as indicating weakness or a lack of "willpower." Depression especially is often dismissed as "feeling sad." There is a current of thought in society that if a depressed person would just "get over it," that person would be fine. Regardless of this societal stigma, depression is a medical illness, no less real than cancer or tuberculosis. And, as shown above, it can be debilitating. Fortunately, people with depression severe enough to interfere with their ability to get through a day may be able to qualify for disability benefits in Ohio. While such illnesses are harder to document than some physical ailments, it can be done.

Because of this difficulty, it may be especially important for individuals applying for disability due to mental health issues to get more information, both medically and legally. If you are battling depression and thinking about disability benefits, please get medical help, and if you have questions about your disability case, please consider looking at our web page on disability and mental health issues.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Take The First Step And Contact Us Today

Free Consultations

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Write Us A Review

At Philip J. Fulton Law Office, we love feedback from our clients. Please take a moment, and tell us how we’re doing!

Philip J. Fulton Law OfficeRepresenting Victims Of Workplace Injuries And Disability

89 East Nationwide Boulevard
Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215

Toll Free: 866-552-6353
Phone: 614-929-3126
Phone: 614-224-3838
Fax: 614-224-3933
Columbus Personal Injury Office Map

Free Consultations:
Back To Top