Nancy J Warren, PhD
Depression and anxiety are not disability. They are mental health issues. However, you may get qualified as disabled (by social security office) if your symptoms are debilitating and persistent regardless of medication and therapy. There are many types of treatment for them.
I hope I answered your question.
Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove
Both moderate to severe depression and/or anxiety can impair a person's ability to engage in day-to-day activities. may impair your ability function (poor memory, inability to process information effectively/speedily to perform tasks at home/work/school; slow your motor skills/abilities such as walking at your normal pace; interfere with your normal sleeping patterns causing you to sleep too much or experiencing difficulty sleeping; increased irritability; suicidal thinking; decreased sex drive; feelings of hopelessness/worthlessness; increase/decrease appetite (just to name a few impairments).
I recommend you seriously concern seeking professional help either with a psychologist (for therapy) and/or psychiatrist (for medication). The best recommended treatment is talk therapy and medication therapy for the most effective treatment. Hopefully, this is helpful.
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