Mental health issues and Missouri Social Security Disability

There are some treatment of mental health issues and Missouri Social Security disability that I often see in many clients.  Often we see clients who have mental health issues that are not being treated.  Here is an interesting study one of the primary factors why some people do not seek the treatment of a mental health professional.  

It would appear the stigma attached to mental health conditions is in fact an obstacle to treatment.

More and more I do see primary care physicians offering medication for a problem.  Unfortunately, many social security ALJ’s want to see treatment from a mental health specialist.  Ignoring the fact that in Missouri there is a shortage of mental health treatment

  • The federal government designates 104 out of 114 Missouri counties as mental health shortage areas. There is no licensed psychiatrist in 72 Missouri counties.

A majority of psychiatrists don’t accept Medicaid, and a growing number refuse all health insurance plans.

 These issues make documentation of the treatment more difficult when documentation of your mental health issues are even more important than ever for a successful appeal.   This is why you must begin the process of finding a treating mental health professional as early as possible.

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