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No one is like your mom. That is why every mom is like an angel roaming the earth. All moms play a crucial role in their children’s lives. For instance, your mother strives to balance her life beautifully while paying attention to your needs. Just like other mothers elsewhere, your mom is also smart, pretty, and versatile in her own way. Together with other big-hearted mothers, she is an inspiration to not only you but also to any stressed-out mom out there. She can empower or help other mothers to grow stronger and live happily.


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Anxiety and panic attacks affect millions of Americans. Typically, anxiety attacks occur progressively and involve increased anxiety, whereas panic attacks tend to be sudden. Panic attacks are characterized by intense fear and a looming sense of doom, which lasts for a short while. It’s normal to have an anxiety or panic attack, but you could be battling a mental disorder if the episodes occur regularly.

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Differentiating Panic Attacks from Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety builds over time, while panic tends to be sudden. Anxiety attacks often arise from an intensified anxiety level, whereas panic attacks result from an intense sense of dread or fear. Those who suffer from anxiety attacks usually feel anxious before an attack occurs. On the other hand, those who experience anxiety attacks often feel fine until they encounter dreadful situations that make them panic.

Anxiety attacks usually take considerable time to build up and may last for some time. Conversely, panic attacks tend to last for a shorter period, usually 20 to 30 minutes. Typically, the attacks reach their most intense level of about ten minutes in.

When panic attacks become frequent, patients tend to develop panic disorder. This is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent panic attacks and the fear of having panic attacks. Even so, patients who don’t have panic disorder may also experience panic attacks.

 

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

 

Best Medication For Anxiety and Panic Attacks

The medications used to treat anxiety focus on alleviating anxious feelings, and lessening the severity and frequency of panic attacks. They make patients feel calmer even when there’s agitation. Feeling anxious from time to time is part of life. Anxiety is a component of the human body’s natural defense system and is closely linked to the flight and fright response.

However, it’s best to keep in mind that there’s a difference between being afraid of stepping out of the house and feeling anxious before facing new people or a crowd. Essentially, anyone who battles an anxiety disorder can be put on anxiety medication. However, just because someone experiences anxiety doesn’t mean he/she should take anxiety medication because psychotherapy and exercise may be equally effective. That said, here are some common medications for anxiety and panic attacks:

1. Prozac

Prozac (fluoxetine) is the drug of choice for anxiety medication and is also used to treat panic attacks, OCD, and other mental disorders. The drug has a proven track record for alleviating the symptoms of anxiety disorders, including fearful thoughts and fear. The medication isn’t recommended to patients with bipolar disorder, diabetes, or liver problems.

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2. Xanax

Xanax is primarily used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. The drug is a benzodiazepine and is available both in tablet and liquid form. Although it’s not suitable for some types of anxiety, Xanax has been used to treat general anxiety for more than 40 years. Sometimes, the drug is used to treat patients who are battling both depression and anxiety. Xanax is known to cause dizziness and can also be addictive.

3. Lexapro

Doctors typically prescribe Lexapro (escitalopram) to treat anxiety disorders that have persisted for more than six months. The drug stimulates the production of serotonin and does an excellent job at easing moderate to severe anxiety. It also lessens the frequency and intensity of anxiety and panic attacks. Patients who have used Lexapro point out that it reduces feelings of anger besides promoting better sleep. On the flip side, it can lower sex drive and cause dizziness in some patients.

4. Effexor

This is an SNRI used to treat anxiety by tricking the brain to produce more norepinephrine and serotonin. The drug is an effective intervention for social anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, and most phobias. Effexor is mostly used as a long-term intervention for anxiety. Thus, it doesn’t produce immediate results. With time, the drug has an at-ease feeling that helps patients overcome impatience, anger, and restlessness.

 

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Symptoms of Panic Attack

 

Natural Anxiety and Panic Attack Medications

When anxiety and panic attacks become a daily struggle, there are natural remedies that you can use to regain control of your life. These include:

  • Avoiding Alcohol

Drinking a beer or a glass of wine may have a calming effect, but anxiety will set in once the buzz ends. Thus, avoid using alcohol to relieve anxiety.

  • Ditch Caffeine

If you’re battling anxiety, caffeine-rich beverages aren’t for you. Caffeine causes jitters and nervousness, besides worsening the symptoms of anxiety disorders.

  • Practice Deep Breathing

Fast, shallow breathing is a common symptom of anxiety. It leads to a faster heart rate, lightheadedness, dizziness, and panic attacks. Deep breathing helps to relieve anxiety attacks by calming you down.

  • Try Meditation

Meditation can help eliminate chaotic thoughts from the mind and replaces them with mindfulness and a sense of calm.

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Getting the Help You Need

If you’re battling anxiety and panic disorders, you’re not alone. At Mango Clinic, we’re here to help you live and function normally. Contact us today to start your mental health and wellness journey or click the banner below to book your appointment.

 

 


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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, shortly known as ADHD, is a chronic mental condition that mostly affects children and, occasionally, adults. Generally, the condition is characterized by impulsivity, difficulty to pay attention, and hyperactivity. However, like other common mental conditions, these symptoms vary from one person to another. Similarly, the symptoms can occur together in some cases or occur individually without others.

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Diagnosis and classification of ADHD depend on the presenting symptoms, which become apparent as the child grows. Below are the common types of ADHD.

 

1. Hyperactive-Impulsive Type 

As the name suggests, hyperactivity and impulsivity mainly characterize this type of ADHD. However, children may not demonstrate any abnormal behavior in their early childhood, during the preschool and early school years. Though your child may demonstrate different behaviors, they are within the normal range. For instance, the child may run in circles, bang into people and objects, ask endless questions and doesn’t rest. 

However, as the child grows, they demonstrate behavior signaling hyperactivity and impulsivity. This includes running around the house restlessly, climbing on furniture, and refusing to stay calm when eating or reading. If not intervened, children with hyperactive-impulsive ADHD develop into middle childhood with these symptoms.

 

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Causes of Hyperactive-Impulsive ADHD

 

They may play actively for long, interrupt other children’s games, have difficulty in completing chores, cannot sit at mealtimes, fidgets with everything, and makes disruptive noise. Similarly, your child can grow with these symptoms into adolescence if not treated. 

In adulthood, affected individuals can engage in active social activities for abnormally long periods, fooling around that annoys others, engage in very risky behaviors, restless, interrupts others, and often gets in trouble. Hyperactive symptoms may decrease or be replaced with restlessness in adulthood. 

Key symptoms of hyperactive-impulsive ADHD include:

  • Constant fidgeting 
  • Squirming 
  • Frequent interruptions 
  • Talking or blurting out 
  • Inability to stay calm. 
  • Running and climbing inappropriately. 
  • Always “on the go.” 
  • Cannot play quietly

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2. Inattentive Type 

As the name suggests, children with the inattentive type of ADHD have trouble focusing on activities and easily get distracted. For one to be diagnosed with this condition, they should present at least six of the following symptoms: 

  • Doesn’t pay attention to detail 
  • Makes careless mistakes 
  • Difficulty in listening 
  • Unable to follow and understand instructions 
  • Easily distracted 
  • Very forgetful 
  • Avoids tasks that require a lot of effort 
  • Losing key items required to complete a task 

Even with the above symptoms, your doctor can suggest some tests to rule out medical conditions that present with similar symptoms. That said, your child may be examined for anxiety and depression, hearing and vision problems, and learning disabilities.

Children with inattentive ADHD can benefit from medications that improve their concentration. Therapies with various devices can also help stimulate specific parts of the brain that causes ADHD. One of the FDA’s recently approved devices is the Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation System, which has proven effective for children above 7 years who have not taken any ADHD medication. Experts also suggest a combination of therapy and medication. 

Behavior therapy, which involves some parenting tactics, is also beneficial. For instance, you can establish a reward system for excellent behavior and withdraw some privileges if the child engages in unwanted behaviors. 

 

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Causes of Inattentive ADHD

 

Parents and teachers can also use the following tips to improve the behaviors of children with inattentive ADHD. 

  • Have to-do lists 
  • Divide large projects into small tasks 
  • Give clear and easily understandable instructions. 
  • Establish a routine 
  • Minimize distractions 

 

3. Combination Type

 Children suffering from a combination type of ADHD don’t have exclusive symptoms for inattention or hyperactive-impulsive type. Such patients have combined symptoms from both types. This means that such children have severe symptoms compared to those diagnosed with predominantly inattentive or hyperactive-impulsive types. 

With combined symptoms, diagnosing combined ADHD is quite challenging. However, psychiatrists use the DSM-5 classification manual to categorize children based on the evaluation of their behavior. For one to be diagnosed with combined ADHD, they should demonstrate at least six symptoms of hyperactive-impulsive behavior and inattention. Additionally, the behaviors should have disrupted the child’s life for at least six months.  

Apart from showing patterns of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention, DSM-5 classification states that the patient should have displayed these symptoms before 12 years. They should also be present in more than one settings, such as both at home and at school.

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Bottom Line

While the causes of ADHD are unknown, most researchers suggest that the traits are genetically inherited and passed from parents to children. That aside, other factors thought to increase the risk of ADHD in children include premature birth, brain injuries during birth, low birth weight, exposure to lead during childhood, and excessive cigarette smoking and alcoholism during pregnancy. 

Early detection and expert intervention can help reduce the severity of the symptoms and promote child growth. That said, if your child has symptoms aligning with this condition, book an appointment with Mango Clinic. Experts in the clinic will assess and treat your child accordingly.

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ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) is among the most common neurological disorders in kids. Though there are several options for its management currently, the leading one remains Adderall. This is the brand name for a drug that combines dextroamphetamine and amphetamine.

Adderall is a stimulant that has shown to ease the symptoms of ADHD in 70-80% of patients. It increases the availability of specific brain chemicals, key among these being dopamine. Adderall decreases the hyperactivity symptoms of ADHD and improves a patient’s listening skills.

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Adderall is available in two alternatives. There is an all-encompassing delivery option known as Adderall XR and a prompt delivery option marketed as Adderall IR. The Adderall IR is a short-acting drug lasting for four hours. It is sold in 5mg. The Adderall XR lasts for 10-12 hours and is available in 20mg.

One of the fundamental questions that people who need Adderall grapple with is where they can get the drug. Like almost all things nowadays, you can easily get the drug from an online store.

Though many legitimate online pharmacies sell Adderall, several illegal sites sell substandard drugs. These drugs can be laced with dangerous chemicals that increase your risk of addiction and adverse side effects. You can also attract legal fines when you buy Adderall from these illicit stores.

Below are some of the best online pharmacies from which you can get Adderall.

 

1. Blink Health

This pharmacy is based in New York but is licensed to operate in all states in the U.S. It has free standard shipping, though the expected delivery period is not mentioned. You can save as much as 80% off the retail price of select medications.

For prescription drugs like Adderall, there is also a discount program that allows you to buy drugs at a lower cost when you shop in their brick and mortar stores. Blink Health has a pharmacist available during business hours to answer your questions.

 

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2. Honeybee Health

Founded in 2017, the pharmacy works with some of the most experienced pharmacists. Like regular pharmacies, Honeybee Health only sells FDA-approved drugs. They get their prescription drugs from licensed U.S-based distributors.

Standard shipping of your drug from Honeybee Health is free, and the expected delivery period is 7-10 days after your order. There is an expedited delivery option available for approximately $10.

 

3. CanDrugstore

This pharmacy is based in Surrey, Canada, where it dispenses non-prescription, pet, and prescription medications. It also has fulfillment centers approved by regulatory bodies in the UK, US, Mauritius, India, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. Their shipping charge is about $10 per package, with free shipping for orders above $99.

You can expect your delivery from CanDrugstore to get to your doorstep in 3 weeks. By shopping for your Adderall from this pharmacy, you can expect a 40-70% price reduction. There are customer care specialists and pharmacy technicians during business hours to handle your issues.

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4. Mail My Prescriptions

This online pharmacy is based in Boca Raton, Florida. It is licensed to operate in the District of Columbia and 49 states, excluding Alabama. Though it does not accept insurance payments, it offers free standard shipping with your order arriving in 1-5 days.

There is a pharmacist on hand during business hours to answer your questions. Mail My Prescriptions has periodic promotional codes that will significantly reduce the cost of your medication.

 

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5. Health Warehouse

This online pharmacy is based in Florence, Kentucky. It is licensed to sell in all fifty U.S states. If you sign up for the store’s monthly newsletter, ground shipping of your drugs will be free. If not, you will be charged a standard delivery fee of $4 for drugs that you will get within 2-8 days.

There is an expedited delivery option available at an added cost. Though Health Warehouse has a 90-day return policy for its OTC medication, it does not accept the return of prescription drugs like Adderall.

 

6. Amazon Pharmacy

The platform for Amazon Pharmacy is just as easy to use as the e-commerce site from the same company. You only need to sign up to the platform then request the medication you want. The drugs are then delivered to your door in discreet packaging.

However, Amazon Pharmacy will accept most insurance plans, and its prime members can get discounts when shopping from several physical pharmacies.

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Most importantly, one of the red flags when buying Adderall online from a pharmacy is a store that sells you the drug without a prescription.  This is illegal. Online pharmacies are not allowed to sell prescription medications like Adderall without a doctor’s prescription.

You should first make an appointment with licensed ADHD doctors at Mango Clinic to diagnose the condition, then tailor your treatment. The doctors will give you a prescription that you will submit to any of the above online pharmacies to get your drug.

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Most people will become anxious at some point. In fact, it is a normal reaction to typical stressful situations in life like financial issues, moving, or changing jobs. Even so, when anxiety symptoms become more serious than the events which prompted them and, affect your life, these might be pointers of an anxiety disorder. The symptoms of an anxiety disorder can become debilitating and significantly affect the quality of your life. Recognizing anxiety signs and symptoms is the initial step towards the effective management of the disorder. Below are the typical symptoms and signs of an anxiety disorder.

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Excessive Worry

Excessive worrying marks one of the standard symptoms of an anxiety disorder. This worrying is mostly disproportionate to the event that triggers it and often occurs as a reaction to everyday situations. For worrying to be considered a sign of an anxiety disorder, it should have occurred on most days within six months and become challenging to effectively control. It must also be intrusive and severe such that it makes it difficult or altogether impossible to handle your everyday tasks. Excessive worrying is mostly seen in people below 65 years, those of low socioeconomic status, and singles.

 

Agitation

When you are anxious, a part of your sympathetic nervous system will overwork. This effect starts a cascade of effects all over your body including sweaty palms, a dry mouth, and a racing pulse. The effects are a natural response of the brain when it believes you are in danger and prepares the body to respond to a threat. Though helpful in real danger, these effects are debilitating when they are disproportionate to the threat you are facing. Moreover, most people that suffer an anxiety disorder do not decrease their arousal after getting agitated as fast as others. This causes their bodies to be in a state of arousal throughout and depletes their body reserves.

 

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Five Major Types of Anxiety Disorders

 

Restlessness

Restlessness is a common sign of anxiety in teens and kids. When feeling restless, most people will report an uncomfortable desire to move or a feeling of being ‘’on edge’’. In fact, in a study conducted on kids, 74% of the subjects reported restlessness as their primary anxiety symptom. If you have been dealing with restlessness for most days for over six months, this might be a pointer to an anxiety disorder.

 

Fatigue

Being easily exhausted is one of the potential symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. This might be surprising for you since most people associate the disorder with arousal or hyperactivity. Even so, fatigue is chronic in some patients with an anxiety disorder while in others, it follows an anxiety attack.  Chronic fatigue is often associated with the hormonal impact of an anxiety disorder. Fatigue can also follow the muscle tension and insomnia commonly linked with an anxiety disorder.

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Difficulty in Concentrating

Most people who have an anxiety disorder have difficulty concentrating on the task at hand. This is because their minds are usually preoccupied with searching for a solution for what they perceive as a threat. Over 70% of people with an anxiety disorder report difficulty in concentrating. A few studies demonstrate that anxiety disorders interfere with working memory. This is the memory that helps you retain short-term information. The interference makes it more difficult to concentrate because you cannot remember the information you come across when anxious. These effects cause a dramatic decrease in the performance of those with anxiety disorders.

 

Tense Muscles

Most patients with anxiety disorders suffer tense muscles though the relationship between this symptom and the condition is not as well understood.  Muscle tension in itself likely increases anxiety, but the symptom might also arise from the debilitating fear associated with anxiety disorders. Interestingly, muscle relaxation therapies have been proven to reduce symptoms in people with generalized anxiety disorders. A few studies have also likened the efficacy rates of these therapies to that of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders.

 

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Causes of Anxiety Disorder

 

Avoiding Social Settings

You might be suffering from an anxiety disorder if the fear of being in crowds, worry of people’s judgment, and fear of public humiliation keep you from attending social events. Social anxiety disorder is quite common and often develops in early life. While you might look calm on the outside, you often battle extreme fear on the inside. The aloofness associated with an anxiety disorder, at times, makes someone seem standoffish or snobby though the condition is primarily linked with high self-criticism and low self-esteem.

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Conclusion

Some of the risk factors for anxiety disorder include stress buildup, other mental health disorders, genetic predisposition, trauma, alcoholism, and drug abuse. Before seeking treatment for an anxiety disorder even with the above risk factors and symptoms, schedule an appointment with the doctors at Mango Clinic. They will consider your symptoms and other aspects before diagnosing an anxiety disorder and managing them effectively. Moreover, they will help you know the triggers of your anxiety so that you can avoid it.

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Belly fat not only affects the way you look but also ruins your confidence and predisposes you to a host of diseases like heart attack, diabetes, and colorectal cancer. Luckily, you can get rid of belly fat by eating healthy and exercising. While cardio is more instrumental in burning fat, strength training helps you build muscle, strengthen your core, and burn belly fat to give you flat and toned abs.

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If you can’t go to the gym and you have no equipment to use in strength training, you can utilize your body’s weight to provide resistance through bodyweight exercises. Below are 6 bodyweight exercises that you can incorporate into your workout routine to achieve flat abs.

1. Side-Plank Crunches

Side-plank crunches target your waist area and help you get rid of your muffin top as they engage the side area of your body. To perform a side-plank crunch,

  • Lie down on your side and keep your feet straight and stacked on each other.
  •  Prop your body up using the right hand/elbow and hold your left hand on your head. In this position, bend your left leg and bring it to meet the elbow while keeping your body lifted and in a straight line before returning to your original position.

For the best results, do at least 3 sets of this exercise with 5-10 back and forth movements? Don’t forget to switch your position.

2. Sit-Ups

Being one of the endurance exercises that work abdominal muscles, sit-ups can make your abs flatter and more toned. To perform sit-ups, do the following.

  • Lie on your back, bend your knees and keep your feet flat against the floor
  • Place both your hands at the back of your head, engage your core, and lift your upper body to bring your head towards your knees.
  • Lower your body back to the starting position and repeat.10-15 sit-ups are ideal for flat abs.

You can also opt to lie down flat instead of bending your knees, or do sit-ups with twists to better engage your oblique muscles depending on how challenging you want them to be.

 

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3. Mountain Climbers

Mountain climbers give you the benefit of both strength training and cardio.

  • Start with both of your hands on the floor in front of you like you are doing a high plank.
  • While keeping on your toes, draw your right leg forward to your torso then take it back to the original position.
  •  Repeat the movement with your left leg and keep alternating for as long as you deem necessary to make it look like you are running.

When doing this exercise, try as much as possible not to move your upper body. Once you are comfortable enough with the exercise, you can challenge yourself by increasing your speed.

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4. Dead Bug

The dead bug pose targets your deep abdominal muscles to flatten your abs and narrow your waist.

  • Begin by lying down on your back with your hands raised to the ceiling and your legs bent at 90 degrees over your hips.
  • Stretch out your right leg slowly while at the same time lowering your left hand until both are just above the ground, then bring them back to the starting position.
  • Repeat the process with the left leg and right hand and avoid arching your back during the exercise.

To make it more difficult, try holding your leg and arm just above the ground for between 5 and 10 seconds.

5. Boat Pose

The boat pose targets your lower abs.

  • Start by sitting upright, bending your knees, and maintaining your feet flat on the floor.
  • Lean back slightly while your knees are still bent, and then raise your legs until your body is in a V-shape.
  • To complete the pose, stretch out your arms with your palms facing inwards and hold this position for at least 30 seconds. Repeat as many times as you desire

Challenge yourself by keeping your stretched out legs closer to the floor and holding the position for longer.

 

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6. Burpees

Burpees are used both for strength training and in aerobic exercise as they work the entire body. This means that they are all-rounded and will help you burn belly fat and tone your abs at the same time.

  • Start your burpees by going into a squat position and placing your hand on the ground just in front of you.
  • Kick your feet back to get into a plank position before jumping back towards your hands so that your feet are slightly outside your hands.
  •  Lastly, leap into the air with your arms above your head before getting back to the starting position and repeating the whole process.

You can incorporate a push up while in the plank position to make it more challenging, or step into the plank position instead of jumping to it to make it easier.

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Conclusion

Incorporating the above exercises in your workout routine will give you flat and toned abs. If you are trying to lose weight, it is necessary to consult a professional for the best advice.

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Depression can interfere with your life making you dysfunctional to some extent. That is why it can be regarded as a disability. In that effect, there is a lot that can be done to mitigate it as long as it is correctly diagnosed under the right criteria. The SSDI, a perfect certified program, is the criteria used to diagnose depression as a disability and to guarantee assistance, benefits, and rights to the individuals that qualify.

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According to the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act), clinical depression is covered as a disability. However, not every depressed individual qualifies for the benefits. Read through this informative piece to find out if and how you or your loved one can be assisted to get through or live with depression.

 

1. When Is Depression a Disability? You Can Be a Victim Too!

Depression will get your mood low or blue for hours or days, or even longer. Being depressed daily will have you not enjoying the activities you would normally have fun doing. The fact that depression cripples your average productivity is a disability.

There is that feeling of hopelessness and reduces self-worth. You may sleep for longer hours and lack the strength to get out of bed and face the world. In other instances, you experience insomnia and constant headaches.

One symptom of depression will elicit after another, from low energy to lack of enthusiasm. All these symptoms may be chronic or can be experienced in cyclic episodes of highs and lows. Depression will lower your performance generally. Causes can be attributed to environmental and genetic factors. Having a history of alcohol and or drug use can be the cause of depression. Alcohol and drugs can be used to mask the symptoms of depression.

The depression may start from certain painful and heartbreaking situations that will lead to episodes of sadness. The attacks may be short at first, but as your condition worsens, you will deteriorate mentally and physically. Clinical depression will cripple your normal daily productivity due to the inability to cope with stress. Depression can render you functionless with the inability to work, perform a routine task, or even make rational decisions.

Currently, depression is on the top list of mental disorders, ruining peoples’ lives in the United States. The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the cases of depression as lockdowns, curfews, and layoffs play a big role in damaging mental health.

 

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Condition that can get worse due to depression.

 

Some of the symptom you can present with include:

  • Low concentration
  • Anxiety
  • Overeating
  • Lack of appetite
  • Loss of interest to the surrounding and most activities
  • Anhedonia
  • Lack of motivation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low libido
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Oversleeping
  • Hopelessness
  • Persistent sadness
  • Feeling of guilt
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Inability to complete tasks
  • Suicidal thoughts

You should not give up hope as there are various forms of treatment to cure the illness. The treatment works, and you can resume and be your normal self. However, if the depression resists treatment, it is a disability.

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2. Depression – Disability Benefit Programs

Finding yourself in this situation may seem hopeless, but it isn’t. There is the hope of solving the problem. The SSDI (Social Society Disability Insurance) is a certified program created to support individuals going through the tough phase. The program doesn’t cater to every person battling depression, not unless you fit the criterion used.

When you qualify to receive some benefits if your depression leads to disability, you and your family members receive benefits once you enroll in the program. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) covers adults and children with less financial capabilities and resources.

Even though the two programs work separately, their main aim is to assist individuals with disabilities, and depression disability is included. If you plan to apply to the program, do your research and know what is required during application to smoothen the process. 

The medical requirements for both programs are the same. For the non-medical criterion, you are entitled to monthly benefits if your medical condition lasts a year or longer, and if the illness may lead to death.

The requirements for enrollment in disability programs include:

  • Inability to work due to depression.
  • Low-income.
  • Assets are lower than $2000 worth.
  • Spouses also have insufficient support, and combining yours and your spouse’s assets should be lower than $3000 in total. 
  • Your depression should be considered severe to be a disability.
  • You cannot work based on your current condition, age, disability, and work history.

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Documents you will be required to provide for application are:

  • A birth certificate or driver’s license indicates your age. 
  • Names and dosages of the medication you have been using.
  • Report on all your past jobs.
  • Social Security number. 
  • The names, addresses, and contact of your healthcare providers.                                  
  • Proof you are a U.S citizen.
  • Your federal tax return or recent W-2.
  •  If you served in the U.S military before 1968, have your discharge letter.
  • A medical report detailing your disability and ailment.

It would be wise to have the above documents ready and photocopied for the application into the disabled program. Other documents may be required to do thorough research to lessen the application load. 

 

3. How Can You Get SSDI for Depression? Criteria to Qualify

The SSDI application will benefit you if you have been struggling with depression for a year or longer, and you are unable to work as before. Mental health disorders are added to the list of medical conditions that qualify you for the benefits. These mental conditions include; depression, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and bipolar disorder.

To qualify for the SSDI, you must experience a minimum of at least five symptoms of depression listed above. You should also have at least one of the following:

  • You cannot comprehend information dished to you, interact with others, have the right concentration, and take care of yourself. To qualify, you must be experiencing a minimum of two of the listed symptoms.
  • Your depression is considered a disability if your medical records indicate that your symptoms have been persistent. You have been receiving treatment for depression for at least two years.
  • You should also be having a hard time adapting to your new lifestyle of living with depression as a disability and adapting to the new set routine.

To have more credit, you should have worked before and paid for your Social Security. The credits are based on your annual net income. If you are not confident whether you qualify for the SSDI, you can contact the administration to confirm your eligibility.

According to the SSDI, you can qualify for exclusive monthly benefits or instead get a medical-vocational allowance.

 

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Medical conditions to qualify for SSDI.

 

For you to receive medical funding, the following are needed:

  • You must have well documented medical records of your illness, laboratory investigations, and treatment administered for at least two years.
  • Medical reports are required in indicating that your depression is affecting your work performance. The persistence of the disease is despite treatment and hours of counseling.
  • Your medical report must indicate that there are periods during which your symptoms worsen. The periods should be extended and recurring. OR
  • The records should show depression worsening your symptoms with minimal impact on the mental and environmental demands. OR
  • The depressive state you are at is severe enough for you not to live outside a supported living arrangement.

The application forms will require you to answer some YES or NO questions on; whether you are currently receiving any disability benefits if you have been out of work for a year or longer, if you have an attorney, and still receive treatment from a doctor. Personal information like name, driver’s license, age, sex, social security number, and contact for the application process.  

 

4. What Are the Three Types of Depression Which Are Eligible for SSDI?

Psychiatrists will classify the severity of the depression as mild, moderate, or severe forms. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM) is among the bodies determining the qualification for the benefits. Either way, the states of depression that are eligible for the SSDI are only three and are dependent on your productivity at work, the capability to attend school, and how you interact with others. The disorders are; 

1. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) – This form of depression occurs when you are experiencing persistent sadness for prolonged periods occasionally. Normal episodes of sadness are normally a part of being human, but the mood changes are severe when you suffer from a major depressive disorder.

This condition’s trigger may occur following life events like the death of a loved one, divorce, or diagnosis of a chronic illness. Clinical depression will have led to a significant deterioration of your moods and behavior, affecting your social life, work, or school. Studies done in 2017 show that about 7% of adults in the U.S have experienced an MDD episode. Some individuals never seek out professional help, but most do. They learn how to overcome, function, and heal from the disorder.

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The diagnostic criteria:

  • You must note a major change from your normal function.
  • Episodes and symptoms should occur for 2 or more weeks.
  • You must be experiencing five or more symptoms of; irritability, disinterest, sudden weight gain or loss with a change of appetite, restlessness, lethargy, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, worthlessness, and insomnia.

The trigger factors are; alcohol consumption and drug abuse, medical conditions like cancer or hypothyroidism, particular medication, and childhood abuse history.

Treatment can be by use of antidepressants and psychotherapy. To improve symptoms:

  • Healthy eating of foods with omega fatty acids, rich in vitamin B and magnesium.
  • Avoid alcohol intake and use of drugs.
  • Exercise and keep your body fit
  • Sleep well for about 7-9 hours

2. Dysthymia – The main characteristic symptoms of this disorder are depression and anhedonia, an inability to find pleasure in normally pleasurable things. This condition can last for two years or more. Dysthymia may seem like a lesser evil, but the disease is equally as chronic as the rest.

Symptoms presenting are; poor concentration, overeating, insomnia, oversleeping, difficulty in engaging in everyday activity, and suicidal among to name just a few.

The criteria used to determine the severity is similar to that of MDD. Treatment involves medication and psychotherapy.

The program evaluates its criteria on dysthymia and SSDI to qualify for the monthly benefits, as explained earlier. The same rules apply to major depressive disorder applicants too.    

3. Manic Depression – This disorder is also known as bipolar disorder. Manic episodes involve hallucinations, psychosis, paranoia, and delusions. This disorder is associated with mood swings with extremes on the highs and lows. The cycle includes symptoms occurring mildly and progressing to severe at least four or more times a year.

The diagnosis can be made on individuals aging between 15-24. The etiology is unknown, but it comprises a disruption of normal brain function and can be genetic, meaning it can be inherited from your familial line.

 

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Types of depression eligible for SSDI.

 

Presenting Symptoms Include:

  • Decreased appetite, overeating with weight gain or loss
  • Poor judgment
  • Hopelessness
  • Insomnia, waking up early or oversleeping
  • Disinterest in the surrounding environment
  • Low libido
  • Restlessness
  • Suicidal attempts

Signs of Mania in Bipolar 1 Disorder Are:

  • Disconnected thoughts or judgment
  • Extremely high energy
  • Increased sex drive
  • Euphoria

Mania is the main symptom of bipolar 1, while episodes of hypomania characterize bipolar 2. The difference between the two is the severity of the condition. 

Signs of Hypomania in Bipolar 2 Disorder:

  • Decreased sleep
  • Overconfidence
  • Reckless and risky behavior
  • Increased normal activity

Diagnosis is based on presenting signs and symptoms. Treatment is by use of mood stabilizers, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants.

Cyclothymia is the mild form of bipolar disorder, meaning the mood swings are not as chronic. The difference between the two is dependent on the severity and duration of the mood swing. To be eligible for the SSDI, you have to meet the criteria used by the program. Some of the considerations are not functioning generally despite proper treatment or by listing any of the chronic forms of depression-like bipolar disorder.

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5. Is There Another Way to Get Social Security Benefits if You Do Not Meet the Listing for Depression?

Yes, there is!

You can try qualifying for disability based on reduced functional capacity, applying the criteria of mental Reduced Functional Capacity(RFC).

What is Mental RFC?

Describes the work you’re able to perform even with the limitations your mental illness places on you.

After your application, RFC evaluates your mental capabilities and the activities required to perform. The following criteria are used.

  • Intellectual functioning
  • Social functioning

You will now be categorized under the labels: “markedly limited” and “moderately limited.” Insufficient evidence is also an option.

The SSA’s satisfaction is essential; otherwise, it will be difficult getting anything from your disability. SAA works on the following areas;

  • Understanding and Memory

Your level of understanding and making correct decisions is assessed by SSDI, who are interested in the severity of your condition based on your capability of following instructions, remembering and executing simple tasks. If you can follow through with simple instructions, you are marked limited and can perform unskilled labor. On the other hand, you can be marked a misfit if your condition is affecting your memory and ability to understand simple instructions.

  • Social Interactions

How well you can focus on interests and activities is also important in determining your mental RFC. The SSA calls this “concentration, persistence, and pace” related to your ability to pay attention and concentrate long enough to complete everyday work or tasks.

If you are found “markedly limited” in any of the following areas related to concentration and persistence, you are unable to perform unskilled work: maintaining concentration and attention; keeping a routine without constant supervision; carrying out simple instructions; preventing being distracted by other people; making simple decisions; staying on schedule, and showing up to work on time.

 

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Areas SSA Works In

 

  • Adaptation

Your capability to adapt to the work environment is evaluated based on your response to hiccups at work. If your depression is not as severe and you can at least tackle some of the pressures, then you are marked limited. In that case, you are unable to perform unskilled tasks.

SSA considers both medical and non-medical evidence in determining the benefits. All you need to do is compile all your medical records, tests, reports, psychological evaluations, and healthcare experts’ statements that prove your mental disorders.

 

6. How to Apply for SSDI? Application Stages

The criteria for application in cases of depression disability are:

First Stage: 

You have to decide on how you want to go about the application process. You can apply by yourself, or you can seek help from a disability attorney for a fee. If you have enough knowledge of the requirements and have all the required forms for application, you can do the application process yourself and save some money. The good thing is that most disability attorneys work on contingency, meaning you are charged if you win your case. The attorney can also guide you if your application is denied.

Second Stage: 

Determine whether you are eligible for application and have the required documents in order. Inform your mental health provider as information will be acquired from them by the SSDI. The medical providers will need you to sign forms permitting them to share your medical information with the SSA. The report given will be used to determine when you qualify for the disability benefits. Have all the necessary documents for enrollment ready.

Last Stage: 

Complete the application. The process can be done online, in person at the Social Security office, or via phone. An online application is convenient as you can start the process immediately, you will fill the forms at your own pace, and no appointment is needed. Applying in person will demand that you call the administration to your local office with the toll-free number 1-800-772-1213. Call and make an appointment. You must be 18 years or above for an online application, currently not receiving any monthly benefits, and not denied benefits within 60 days.

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When you go through the whole application process, wait for a confirmatory notification on your phone or via email. Your application is reviewed, and the insurance will call if any information is unclear. You will wait for about 3-5 months to receive the SSDI verdict on the matter.

During the wait, be ready mentally that your application will likely be denied, but all hope is not lost as you can apply for a reconsideration.

Reconsideration Request

In case of rejection, which happens to almost everyone on the initial application, you still have 60 days to reapply for a reconsideration. The team in-charge will re-evaluate your claim and allow you to receive disability benefits due to the depression.

Not to burst your bubble, but the SSDI program team can also deny the second application. When this happens, there is no need to panic as you can still have one last try. After your second re-application is declined, you have 60 days to request a third hearing. At this final stage, your chances of benefits approval are high.

The third and final hearing is to an Administrative Law judge, and you receive a 30 days notice to the date of your hearing. This last hearing is conducted at your local Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). It is advisable to get your disability attorney to represent your claims as they are more experienced with this kind of scenario. Representing yourself is a bad idea, so don’t do it!

It takes the team involved a few months to make the decision. If your claim is approved, you receive a reward notice. It may go either way, and your re-application may get rejected. When that happens at this point, your move will be to present your case to the Appeals Council. Seek help from a disability attorney; don’t torture yourself with matters you don’t fully understand. The attorney will handle the presentation of your case for an appeal.

 

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Steps to apply for SSDI benefits.

 

If your application is accepted, you can benefit as long as the depression still prevents you from work. With continued treatment, and when your condition improves, and you can go back to work, you are off the benefits. Your disability is reviewed occasionally to prove you are still eligible to receive the benefits.

With recovery and return to work, you should inform the SSA so that your services can stop because you can now make some money on your own. In instances where you are still receiving SSDI and retire, there will be a transfer of the benefits to your retirement benefits without a change in the amount received. 

 

7. What Can Cause SSDI Benefits to Cancel?

While receiving SSDI benefits, your treatment continues simultaneously.

Once recovery is met, people opt for more stable jobs.

Reasons for the cancellation are:

  • Medical Improvement
  • Returning to Work
  • Reaching Retirement Age
  • Being Incarcerated or Institutionalized
  • Going about the Income or Asset Limits
  • Turning 18 if one was on the benefits of the parents
  • Changes in life situations

You can also secure your SSID benefits along with your work, but to do that, you are required to follow certain rules:

Rule 1# Returning to Work along with SSDI Benefits:

If you return to work while receiving the SSID benefits, SSA will consider your case as engaging in “substantial gainful activities,” but there is only one exception given; the ‘trial work period.’ This trial period allows a person to return to work without losing the benefits of SSDI. According to this exception, you can work up to 9 months despite how much you can earn. 

Rule 2# Reaching the Age of Retirement while on SSDI:

You cannot stop yourself from aging. The retirement age for the benefit is 66 years. Upon reaching, the service is terminated as this can be prevented by switching to the social security retirement benefits program, which has the same payments gained.

 

Depression
Events that can lead to depression.

 

Rule 3# Being Institutionalized while on SSDI:

If you are convicted or found guilty of a crime, your benefits are nullified throughout your sentence. After completing your sentence, you are required to undergo some rehabilitation session therapies. Failure to do so, the services will be suspended for good.

Rule 4# Improvement in Mental Depression-Disability Condition:

Upon improving mental health, the SSDI and SSI benefits will automatically be stopped, but that does not necessarily mean it is done. The social security department will periodically view your condition, usually every 3 to 7 years, to determine your disability. Around 85 % of all beneficiaries continue to receive the benefits even after recovery. The appointment of a disability attorney can help ease the process of securing SSID benefits.

You can qualify for health insurance by Medicaid, a federal government program that works with low-income earners. The health insurance is after at least two years of having the SSDI, but you can apply for the health insurance after a month of receiving SSDI payments. Depression resistance to treatment will most definitely lead to a disability.

The disability qualifies you to apply for financial support to supplement your lost income source and possibly health insurance. The payments may range from about $600-$1300 monthly, depending on how much you had been paying to the program.

Depression is currently a common illness worldwide, with over 264 million people affected. People of all ages can suffer from depression, depending on their environmental and genetic factors. Women tend to be more affected compared to men. Chronic levels of depression can lead to suicidal attempts.

Following the stress people get from unavoidable life struggles, normal sad moods may be prolonged and lead to depression. Most depression is situational, and your sadness will float away when the situation gets better. Situation maybe events like divorce, diagnosis of chronic illness, death of a loved one, eviction, and homelessness, to name but a few. This type of sorrow is standard as long as it doesn’t get to the chronic state. In a more severe form, it becomes clinical depression.

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The Takeaway 

To qualify for the SSDI benefits for disability due to depression is not an easy task. You must at least have five of the major symptoms, as mentioned above, to qualify for the program. Application for disability benefits is not an easy job either. A lot of your personal information is required to evaluate if you are eligible for the services.

The sad part is that there is a chance of SSDI denying your application, which can happen even after the second and third applications. You can do the process yourself on your laptop or via phone, but if your application is rejected, make an appeal for reconsideration and get help from a disability attorney.

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According to the 2019 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) report, 265,209 people got Liposuction, a 3% jump from 2018. In 2019, the average cost for this procedure was $3,548. Also, despite there being several body contouring procedures in the market, Liposuction is the buzz “item” today.

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What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that targets stubborn fat pockets. Most people opt to get it as a simple way to get rid of fat. But for some people, it’s the second line-option, especially when dieting and constant exercise fails to yield results. Mainly, the abdomen hips, and arms are among the most suitable areas for Liposuction.

Dr. Charles Dujarrier performed the first procedure in 1921. Over time, owing to advancements in technology and techniques, Liposuction has become a safe and effective fat removal procedure.

There are different liposuction procedures; these include:

  • Tumescent Liposuction A procedure that involves injecting a specific fluid to unbind fat cells.
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) This type uses a medical rod to break up fat cells.
  • Ultrasound Liposuction A procedure that uses sound waves to break the fat cells apart.
  • Laser Liposuction This procedure utilizes laser energy to target stubborn fat cells.

 

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Techniques for Liposuction

 

How Liposuction Has Become the New Norm

1. It’s a Safe Surgical Procedure

According to the literature, the overall complication rate for Liposuction is relatively low at 2.4%. While every surgery has potential risks, complications are quite rare, especially when undergoing Liposuction alone and not combining other aesthetic procedures.

Also, recent advancements have made it less invasive, meaning that the surgeon makes a small incision unlike before. Besides, the recovery period is relatively short and depends on the type of procedure. Some people will go back to their work routines three days after getting lipo. Following your doctor’s postoperative instructions certainly helps to reduce downtime.

2. Lipo Has Excellent Health Benefits

Liposuction is not only done for aesthetic purposes but can treat several medical conditions, including:

  • Gynecomastia If you’re a man going for a breast reduction procedure, your doctor may recommend Liposuction instead of getting gynecomastia surgery- which is more invasive.
  • Hyperhidrosis Excessive sweating can cause anxiety due to the constant fear of sweat patches and bad odor. Liposuction deactivates the sweat glands without destroying the tissue. It’s more effective in treating the armpit as it is more straightforward and requires no downtime.
  • Lipodystrophy People with this condition can’t store or utilize fat properly. As a result, they might experience changes in their body shape and also suffer metabolism problems. Note that Liposuction can treat this abnormal fat gain on the neck area alone and not the abdomen—this is because it only targets subcutaneous and not visceral fat.

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3. Produces Long-Lasting and Satisfactory Results

Liposuction offers long-term results as it lastingly gets rid of troublesome fat cells, which won’t regenerate. However, to maintain these results, you are advised to live a healthy lifestyle to avoid fat gain on untreated body parts. It would help if you exercised consistently and avoided over-processed food.

4. Improves Confidence

Gone are the days when you had to be content with “love handles” and flappy arms. For some women, this would mean not wearing your favorite bikini. While for the men, it meant avoiding your treasured comic t-shirt to avert the stares. Liposuction helps to boost one’s self-esteem, hence why it has become so popular.

5. It’s Customizable and Can Be Performed Together with Other Procedures

You can get Liposuction on virtually all areas of the body. For instance, you may choose to get rid of the stubborn fat on your buttocks to reduce dimpling. Additionally, you can decide to get rid of neck and cheek fat to get that contoured look. What’s more, your doctor can perform lipo alongside other cosmetic procedures such as a tummy tuck or butt lift.

 

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Conditions treated with Liposuction

 

6. Boosts Collagen Production

As we grow older, our body gradually stops producing collagen, a protein responsible for keeping our skin supple. Today, more people are looking to stay and feel younger, and have resorted to procedures that will help reduce wrinkles. The laser energy used in Liposuction boosts collagen production, making the skin look firm.

 

Potential Risks of Liposuction

As mentioned earlier, postoperative complications are infrequent, though not impossible. Some of these may include:

  • Contour Deformity Some patients have experienced folds, depressions, and wrinkles after getting Liposuction. These deformities are preventable through proper techniques and by using smaller tubes for the incisions
  • Infections Infections of the surgical site are very uncommon, especially if a skilled surgeon carries out the procedure. Inpatients are also safer because of constant monitoring.
  • Fat Embolization If you get a gluteal fat transfer, the risk of getting fat embolization is quite significant. Also, fat embolism has a high mortality rate compared to other complications. Close monitoring during the first 72 hours after Liposuction can help to detect and prevent this condition from escalating.

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Conclusion

Liposuction is currently the second most popular aesthetic procedure in the US. Its high efficacy, safety, and health benefits are, perhaps, why it is now becoming a new norm. If you are thinking of getting a Liposuction, you should visit a licensed doctor.

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