Anxiety, much like depression, is a feeling that everyone experiences at some point in their life, typically as a response to some event or circumstance beyond their control. That feeling of overwhelming dread and apprehension about the future can leave a person temporarily helpless. People living with an anxiety disorder can feel that helplessness and fear nearly every moment of their lives and The Canadian Disability Tax Credit program recognizes this as a serious disability.
What is Anxiety?
Rather than asking the rhetorical question of what anxiety is, there is a deeper and much more important question we need to address. When does anxiety cross the line from a normal and healthy reaction to stress into the realm of a disorder which qualifies for Canadian Disability Benefits?
The simplest answer to that question would be to draw a line at the place where the word anxiety goes from describing a temporary feeling or symptom to a place where it instead begins to describe a diagnosable mental disorder. If you feel like you may fall into the latter category, you don’t need to let your condition control your life any longer. Talk to your doctor about the symptoms your experiencing and get their opinion on psychotherapy, medication and other treatment options. Once you’ve been diagnosed, then the next step is to contact Canadian Disability Benefits and learn more about how we can help you collect up to $35,000 from the Canadian Disability Tax Credit program.
Symptoms of Anxiety
In many cases the prevailing symptom experienced by those suffering from an anxiety disorder is simply a general feeling of dread or excessive worry about aspects of everyday life such as money, death and relationship problems among other things. According to some experts, the major differences between a feeling of anxiety and a true anxiety disorder are generally connected more closely to the duration of the episodes and the other feelings that accompany the worry than to the severity of the feelings themselves. While the average person can usually pinpoint the exact cause of their anxiety and may only experience it for a very brief period, an anxiety disorder episode may last for months and literally encompass every aspect of a person’s life rather than a specific topic or incident. These feelings can be constant and overwhelming to the point of completely occupying a person’s mind, leaving them unable to even tolerate the thought of getting out of bed in the morning.
Other common symptoms which often present alongside the inescapable feelings of anxiety can include:
- An unfounded feeling of responsibility for bad things that happen
- Substance abuse
- Mental and physical fatigue
- Panic attacks
- And many more…
How Canadian Disability Benefits Helps
While anxiety disorders are some of the most common and thoroughly studied mental disorders currently afflicting Canadians, the medicinal and therapeutic treatments are still far from 100% effective as every person and every case is unique. While we fully acknowledge that the staff here at Canadian Disability Benefits is made up of experts in finance and not medicine, we do meet and work with a lot of people and like to consider ourselves to be fairly observant. Given that, one thing that seems to apply to the vast majority of people we have helped apply for Canadian Disability Benefits who were living with anxiety is that stress tends to make things worse. This is one of the many reasons why we offer the most competitive rates for our services and will never bill you until after you have received the money you were entitled to. We also walk each of our customers through every step of the process to make sure you fully understand what is going on and remove the stress which inherently comes along with filling out government paperwork of any kind. The last thing you need when living with an anxiety disorder is another source of stress, particularly one which is supposed to be helping you live your life. When you let Canadian Disability Benefits handle your claim, you can rest assured that we will do everything we can to get you every penny you’re entitled to.