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Question Does it count? - May 23rd 2011, 03:15 AM

Hi I am a 19 yr old female and was wondering if these count as disabilitys.
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Re: Does it count? - May 23rd 2011, 03:45 AM

If you have self diagnosed them then no because if you self diagnosed them then there is a chance you don't actually have them. If you have been to a doctor or doctors and they have actually truly diagnosed you with these stated disorders then yes they would count. And the only way you can not work because of them is if they have diagnosed you with them and given a written statement and filed it with what ever system saying you can not work.
And I am sorry to be honest here but most people do not have all of these disorders at once, a few of them aren't even realized in people until they are older than 20 and most of these disorders are workable. In the fact that you can work with having these disorders.

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Re: Does it count? - May 23rd 2011, 04:12 AM

No because a doctor has to diagnose you and the combination you've listed is not possible.

If a doctor had diagnosed you with any one of those then yes they could be considered a disability of sorts.

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Re: Does it count? - May 23rd 2011, 04:25 AM

ive been diagnoised by both my doc and my psych doc
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Re: Does it count? - May 23rd 2011, 04:29 AM

I'm pretty sure you can't have ADD and ADHD at the same time...
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Re: Does it count? - May 23rd 2011, 04:30 AM

Diagnoses for all of them?

If your doctor agrees that you are unable to work, then you can file and see what happens.

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Re: Does it count? - May 23rd 2011, 05:43 AM

Apologies for repeating myself in your other thread but no doctor will diagnose you with the list you gave. First, since around the year 2000, ADD has become known as ADHD. Some doctors may still use ADD out of habit or because there's controversy as to whether the hyperactive component of ADHD should be a distinct disorder on its own but as it currently is, the only recognized name is ADHD. Second, major depressive disorder prohibits having manic, hypomanic or mixed episodes at the same time, hence, bipolar cannot occur. Lastly, you mentioned having OCD, PTSD and "severe anxiety". OCD and PTSD are both anxiety disorders, so is this severe anxiety different from both of those or is it the same?

As I mentioned in the other thread, no psychiatrist would ever give such a list. If a medical doctor other than a psychiatrist gave a psychiatric diagnosis, although they are entitled to, it is not their area of specialty so it is unlikely they ever would. If they suspect a combination of disorders, one severe disorder or just don't know, they will not diagnose you, rather they will send you to a psychiatrist and in their referral, it will include the symptoms observed and possibly any speculations on their part.

Any psychiatrist in the world will use either (or both) the DSM-IV-TR or ICD-10. Although the names of disorders and criteria have slight differences, both of them acknowledge major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder cannot be held at the same time. Also, both use the name ADHD and not ADD.

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Re: Does it count? - May 25th 2011, 12:21 AM

not all of them do i know for sure ADHD and Bipolar does i was on a disability panel ealier this yr and some ppl with those were on it so yes if there is a doctor disgnosis yes im not sure about the other ones

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