Re: OCD, depression, and social security
Yes, anything that prevents you from working can be a reason for applying and being approved. Even though I do have some physical problems, they never came up in my hearing - the whole focus was on my mental state, and how I couldn't work with the breakdowns and problems staying focused that were going on. Most people do get denied the first time, just steel yourself for it, be expecting it, and right now, make a committment to yourself to appeal all denials. (And then cross your fingers that you are one of the lucky ones who gets approved the first try!)
The entire process is very stressful, especially for someone already overloaded by stress and having meltdowns. I would suggest that after the first denial, find a lawyer who specializes in social security cases. A good lawyer will have someone in their office to basically hold your hand, and guide you on getting all the correct records (at least mine did). They took over the process, because it was obvious to everyone that I was totally unable to handle it myself.
Next time you talk with your shrink let him/her know that social security will need a statement from them, basically stating that as of xx-xx-xxxx the doctor considered you unable to work.
Good luck, and the sooner you file, the quicker you will see the money!