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Claim Denied for Client with Fibromyalgia

Claim Denied for Client with Fibromyalgia

People suffering from Fibromyalgia experience debilitating pain that prevents them from performing even the simplest task. Since every day life becomes a constant struggle, victims will often rely on insurance benefits as they learn to manage life with a chronic illness. Stacey, a 45-year-old teacher, led a physically demanding life throughout her career. She trained and practiced as a nurse for years before making the transition into teaching. Becoming a highschool teacher was a rewarding moment for Stacey. Harboring an unparalleled love for education and working with...
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How is Bipolar Disorder Depicted in Pop Culture?

How is Bipolar Disorder Depicted in Pop Culture?

When we see a celebrity acting erratically over a significant period of time, the media is usually quick to assume that they are suffering from Bipolar disorder. Although it is only speculation, the negative portrayal of the disorder seeps into our everyday thinking, perpetuating the stigma of mental health. Bipolar disorder is characterized by its extreme mood swings, where a person may experience polarizing episodes of intense high-energy mania to crippling levels of depression. Affecting over 1.5% of the Canadian population, it’s a widespread mental illness that is...
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Our Top Posts About Bipolar Disorder

Our Top Posts About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is a brain disorder that causes shifts in mood and energy levels. It can hinder one’s ability to carry out daily tasks. Commonly referred to as manic-depressive illness, Bipolar disorder is a mental illness and a lifelong battle. Often considered an invisible illness, which can make it easier for insurance companies to deny claims, we understand how frustrating this can be for those with the illness. At Share Lawyers, we’ve represented clients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and helped them to obtain the long-term disability benefits they deserve. Below,...
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Celebrities with Bipolar Disorder

Celebrities with Bipolar Disorder

As we’ve discussed in several other blogs this month, Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that is characterized by highs and lows in mood and behaviour. Many of our clients suffer from invisible disabilities, including Bipolar disorder, and we have been able to help them fight the insurance company for the benefits that they deserve. Bipolar and other mental health disorders still receive a lot of social stigma – there is a lot of misinformation about these conditions, and assumptions are made by people who do not fully understand the ramifications of a diagnosis....
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Insurance Company Denies Benefits for Client with Bipolar Disorder

Insurance Company Denies Benefits for Client with Bipolar Disorder

Lester, 31 years old, grew up suffering from ADD and cluster migraines. His symptoms were manageable throughout childhood and even adolescence, however they got more difficult as he aged. Lester trained as a computer software salesman, found a job, and worked his way up the ladder at a company he respected. Sometimes, though not often, cluster migraines would affect his productivity; when this happened he had to go home from work and spend time away from a computer screen. In 2015, Lester was making a six-figure salary for the first time in his life, but with this...
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Learning About Bipolar Disorder

Learning About Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is a mood disorder that affects 1.5 percent of Canadians. It is often, though not exclusively, diagnosed to those in their late teens and early twenties, and is characterized by mood swings, from very low depressive states to high-energy manic states. Because of the wide changes in mood and energy levels, it can be very hard to predict the actions and capabilities or someone with Bipolar – this can be confusing and initially scary for many, including friends and loved ones of those who are suffering. Learning more about Bipolar is the first step to...