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Bipolar Disorder Disability Claims Attorneys Representing Policyholders Across the U.S.

Bipolar Disorder Disability Claim

At Disability Insurance Law Group, our Florida and Nationwide attorneys know that bipolar disorder can affect anyone. While the average age of onset is 25 years, it can start as early childhood or as late as in a person’s 40s or 50s.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes changes in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function, and affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans or about 2.6% of the U.S. population.

If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and have disability insurance — whether your coverage was underwritten as a private or employer-provided policy — our Florida and Nationwide disability insurance claims attorneys can help you pursue the benefits afforded through your policy, no matter where you live or work in the U.S.

Here, you will work with a team of skilled and compassionate disability attorneys and support staff who will manage your case without leaving a single detail to chance. We believe it is important that our clients know we care about their well-being, and that begins with providing the help they need to move forward with a claim that helps them get their lives back.

We have over 50 years of combined experience pursuing all insurance coverages and corporations for the benefits policyholders across the nation deserve. Contact us now to learn more. Our Florida and Nationwide attorneys can pursue your disability insurance company for the help you need today.

When is Bipolar Disorder Considered an Impairment?

Bipolar disorder commonly runs in families. In fact, 80 to 90% of individuals with bipolar disorder have a relative with bipolar disorder or depression. When seeking a diagnosis, it is important to alert your physicians to any family history of bipolar disorder from the start of your medical assessment, so they have all the information necessary to make a proper diagnosis.

Bipolar disorder is associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. While the exact cause of bipolar disorder is not known, a combination of genetics, environment, altered brain structure, and chemistry may play a role.

There are three types of bipolar disorder, including:

  • Bipolar I Disorder

People with bipolar I disorder have experienced one or more episodes of mania. To be diagnosed with bipolar I, manic episodes must last at least seven days or be so severe that the individual requires hospitalization. People with bipolar I can also experience mixed episodes of both manic and depressive symptoms.

  • Bipolar II Disorder

People with bipolar II experience depressive episodes and hypomanic episodes, but never full manic episodes, which is a characteristic of bipolar I disorder. While hypomania is less impairing than mania, bipolar II disorder is often more debilitating than bipolar I disorder due to chronic depression being more common.

  • Cyclothymic Disorder

People with cyclothymic disorder have a chronically unstable mood state. They experience hypomania and mild depression for at least two years. People with cyclothymia may have brief periods of normal mood, but these periods last fewer than eight weeks.

Common symptoms of bipolar disorder that can lead to a diminished capacity include, but are not limited to:

  • Depressive episodes with low energy, low motivation, and loss of interest in daily activities.
  • Distractibility.
  • Increased activity, including restlessness, or working on several projects at once.
  • Increased or faster speech.
  • Increased risky behavior, including reckless driving, or spending sprees.
  • Manic episodes with high energy, reduced need for sleep, and loss of touch with reality.
  • Uncontrollable racing thoughts or quickly changing ideas or topics when speaking.

Mood episodes last days to months at a time and may also be associated with suicidal thoughts.

If you have been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder that is keeping you from working and enjoying the quality of life you deserve, contact our nationwide disability insurance attorneys today to discuss your condition during a free consultation.

How is Bipolar Disorder Treated?

Medication is the cornerstone of bipolar disorder treatment, though talk therapy, also called psychotherapy, can help many patients learn about their illness and adhere to medications, which may help prevent future mood episodes.

Treatment for bipolar disorder is usually lifelong.

If you have been struggling with bipolar disorder that is impacting your ability to work and lead a normal life, contact our experienced disability insurance claims attorneys for help pursuing a claim. We have successfully produced real results for real people across the U.S. who needed our help and can provide the same customized legal strategy for your claim.

When to Get Emergency Help for Bipolar Disorder Conditions

If you think you may harm yourself or attempt suicide, call 911 in the U.S. or your local emergency number immediately.

Also, consider these options if you are having suicidal thoughts:

  • Call your doctor or mental health professional.
  • Contact a suicide hotline.
  • Reach out to a close friend or loved one.
  • Contact a minister, spiritual leader, or trusted advisor in your faith community.

If you have a loved one who is in danger of suicide or has made a suicide attempt, make sure someone stays with that person. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. Or, if you think you can do so safely, take the person to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Additional Resources for Individuals with Bipolar Disorder

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