Question by  kelsnake (28)

Is being bipolar considered a disability in Ohio?


Answer by  dar25 (123)

Yes. Bipolar disorder is listed in the DSMV-IV. A simple internet search will reveal many bipolar support groups located in Ohio as well as physicians who specialize in treating this disorder. You can also locate disability attorneys who specialize in bipolar disorder and can help you pursue social security benefits.


Answer by  melissa23 (1002)

There are many other states in the US that do believe that bipolar is considered a disability, Ohio is one of the states that does recognize it. It all depends on the severity and how functional the indivudual is on the medication that they have to take to control it.


Answer by  johnresa (2455)

Yes, it can be considered a disability in that state as well as some other states but that all depends on how severe it is. It also depends on how long you have dealt with this illness and how functional you are when you take all medications prescribed to you as directed.


Answer by  sue123 (375)

Yes, depending on the severity, this mental health disorder would be considered a psychological disability in Ohio, as well as the other states. Some people who suffer from bipolar disorder, and keep on track with all medications for the illness do very well and are able to overcome most obstacles.


Answer by  liblue (683)

Bipolar is considered a disabililty with the federal social security disability insurance and every state is included in this. There are individual evaluations when determining disability and this can be evaluated state by state. This evaluation would be for back to work programs that are different in every state.


Answer by  Lauren99 (47)

Bipolar disorder is considered a disability in Ohio. No matter where you go it is a mental disorder and cannot be ignored. It is in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and has to be diagnosed by a psychologist or a psychiatrist.


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

That would depend on Ohio's laws and the severity of your illness. It will also probably depend on how long you have suffered with the illness and been without a substantial income. You will also probably need an attorney. From my own experience in Missouri, it will be tough.


Answer by  Gribbley (174)

Being bipolar is not yet considered a disability in most places. Though it should, because those who are bipolar are moderately insane. It is too easy to fake.

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