One of the most difficult types of Social Security disability claims is that of a mental impairment. Medicine in the U.S. is materialistic, in that physical ailments and diseases or conditions that create physical evidence are typically considered more "real" than mental or psychological impairments.
Work and anxiety disorders don't fit together too well for most people. People who experience anxiety or anxiety-related conditions often find that they cannot continue working until and unless they can effectively treat their symptoms, which is why many people apply for disability benefits when they cannot work.
With early-onset Alzheimer's disease, it difficult to know which would be worse. Not knowing what is wrong and spend months or years dealing with doctors in an effort to find out why you no longer can remember important tasks or dates, or to be told years in advance that you are likely to develop the disease.
Depression can happen for several reasons. Some patients may have a genetic predisposition, while other cases are triggered by trauma or other negative life events. Patients may live with a range of symptoms, from chronic sadness, hopelessness or anxiety to sleep disorders, pain and lack of energy.
Have you ever thought that you heard the telephone ringing only to find out it wasn't? Have you ever had the sensation of a bug crawling on you only to realize nothing is there?