Re: Opinions Wanted
hey mike. i am just wondering if you actually had an appt with one of ssds shrinks yet? if not,you most likely will during the recon phase. i know i did,and that is what i think really helped with my case in also having severe recurrent depression among a host of major medical issues. but my son was actually awarded the first time around mostly based upon his bi polar disorder. but he was sent in the first go round and took much less time to actually get approved than i did.
just being able to speak with their physc doc can really help your case alot in some cases. telling him or her just what you actually can and cannot do and how well or not controlled your bi polar condition is also would make a big difference. my sons situation had ALOT of anger/manic displays that could at times be explosive. about a year after he actually got approved he also suffered a severe brain injury as well,but that was after approval. so now we have a bi polar son with a cognative brain injury and has also went thru liver failure and transplant(that was before everything else happened,we was only 12 when Dxed with liver failure).
i think your recon phase when i am pretty sure they will be sending you for that physc eval will probably help you the most with your case. i KNOW it was key to both my being awarded and mostly my son. they just need to know what you simply cannot do because of limitations set forth from your condition and why. i do wish you luck with this mike. please keep us posted. Marcia
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