Call For a Free Consultation 24/7 - Se Habla Español
Severe Depression and SSDI Serving the legal needs of our community for over 40 years Get a Free Consultation

Severe Depression & SSDI

Caring Virginia Attorneys Providing Assistance

People who do not suffer from depression may not understand a person's inability to turn off the feelings associated with a depressive disorder. But depression is a real disorder that affects many individuals in the United States. In fact, more than 14 million Americans experience symptoms of depression every year.

There is no single cause for depression. The disorder can stem from a family history of depression; a traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one, a brain disorder, serious medical conditions or any type of psychological disorder. Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression as men.

Types of Depression

There are many different degrees of depression and various categories a person can fall into, including:

  • Major: Disabling depression that hinders or prevents normal daily functions, such as eating, sleeping, working and enjoyment.
  • Dysthymia: Long lasting depression that negatively affects a person's feelings or daily functions but is not as severe as major depression.
  • Postpartum: Depression after childbirth.
  • Bipolar disorder: Extreme mood swings that can inhibit daily functions.
  • Psychotic: Depression that is associated with psychosis.
  • Seasonal affective disorder: Depression that occurs when there is less natural sunlight during the winter months.

Symptoms

Depression is an illness that affects every person differently. It can be frustrating and disabling for both the victims as well as the family members of those surrounding the victims.

Those suffering from debilitating depression may experience:

  • Extreme sadness
  • Suicide thoughts or attempts
  • Change in eating patterns
  • Pain
  • Change in sleeping patterns
  • Fatigue
  • Guilt
  • Worthlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Emptiness
  • Lack of interest
  • Hopelessness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Crying

Depression can affect anyone, and when it does it hurts everyone. Long-term treatment is often necessary to care for victims of depression. Anti-depressant medications, psychotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy, hospitalization, lifestyle changes and other treatment options are available to help control the effects of depression. Even with these treatments, some patients are still unable to be active members of society.

Depression can be financially, emotionally, and physically draining on the victim as well as other family members.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with severe depression, you may be able to collect Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to help cover the costs of treatment and lost wages. Virginia lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman PC in Virginia know the laws surrounding this complicated subject and will work to help you in any way possible. For a free consultation, please fill out our online form or call (855) 880-8163 today.

Free Legal Consultation
Get the Recovery You Deserve

See What Our Clients Say

    “I highly recommend Kalfus & Nachman. They were on point from start to finish. Their office called me to keep me informed every step of the way. Everyone was friendly and returned calls and e-mails promptly! Very professional!”

    - Victor Gilmore

    “They took the time needed to listen and explain the answers to any questions I asked. The follow-up to return my calls was excellent and the results were unparalleled.”

    - Nancy Lewis

    “I was able to gain a sense of "calm" in the midst of dealing with an injury and all the hardship that comes with it. Thanks!!!”

    - K. Williams
/

Our Results

We Mean Business

  • $10.5 Million Recovered Truck Accident
  • $10.9 Million Recovered Traumatic Brain Injury
  • $2.2 Million Recovered Premises Liability

Meet Our team

Tell Them We Mean Business

Our Awards & Accolades

  • American Association for Justice Leaders Forum
  • BBB A+ Rating
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • End Distracted Driving
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • NPBA - Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Walk Like MADD
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Coastal Virginia Mag Best of 2016
  • Do I Need To Hire An Attorney For My Personal Injury Case?
  • Do I Need To Hire An Expert in My Personal Injury Case?
  • What To do In An Accident

how is Kalfus & nachman Different?

  • You Will Pay No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
  • Our Attorneys Are Well-Equipped to Fight Insurance Companies
  • We Have Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases Since 1979
  • We are a Full-Service Firm with Multiple Locations
  • Se Habla Español

free case review

Fill Out The Form Below To Get Started.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
    • Personal Injury,  
    • Truck Accidents,  
    • Auto Accidents
    Spike in Virginia Trucking Accidents - Things You Should Know

    Commercial trucks are an essential part of Virginia's economy. Thousands of trucks use Virginia roadways annually to transport millions of tons of freight. All of this large-truck traffic can be good for the commonwealth's economy, but it's not better for the safety of other road users. Recent reports from the Virginia Department of ...

    Read More
    • Personal Injury,  
    • Auto Accidents,  
    • Distracted Driving
    Commit to Road Safety This New Year

    Kalfus & Nachman wish you all a very Happy New Year! We encourage Virginians to add road safety to their 2023 resolution and take steps to commit to road safety this new year . Remember, Virginia is a great place to live and work, but it can be dangerous too. The population of Virginia increased by 1% (68,641), licensed drivers rose by 1% (52,184), ...

    Read More
    • Personal Injury,  
    • Auto Accidents
    Avoiding Personal Injury During the Holiday Season

    Avoiding personal injury during the holiday season is more complex than usual. It's a time when people are with family and friends, enjoying the company of others and spreading goodwill. It's also a time of increased risk for personal injury. Most people recognize that accidents happen during the holiday season, but many don't realize just how ...

    Read More