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Tips For Finding A Diagnosis

Tips For Finding A Diagnosis

Experiencing symptoms that make it impossible to work or function normally is a pervasive force that negatively impacts your life. When you are unable to get a diagnosis from medical professionals, this can add more stress to your illness. Along with being unable to get the proper treatment you need, it is also a struggle to get approval from your insurance company for the benefits you deserve. Why Is This Happening? Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPs) are one of the most common problems in modern medical practice, accounting for somewhere between 15% to  30%...
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Did You Know: The Ways Searching For A Diagnosis Makes You Unable To Work

Did You Know: The Ways Searching For A Diagnosis Makes You Unable To Work

For those dealing with mysterious or an undiagnosed condition, they can often feel anxiety around no being able to provide a defined medical diagnosis to their employer. It’s important to recognize the reasons why you have to stop working when suffering from illness without a diagnosis, which may require you to apply or long or short-term benefits. Physical Symptoms First and foremost, the physical symptoms of your undiagnosed illness are what make you unable to work, whether you have a desk job or work in a physically demanding career, if you are experiencing a barrage...
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Celebrity Illness: Based On Real Life, “The Big Sick” and No Diagnosis

Celebrity Illness: Based On Real Life, “The Big Sick” and No Diagnosis

People who are ill and are dealing with no diagnosis for themselves or a loved one know how terrifying it can be to have medical professionals working toward a solution, yet being unable to diagnose or treat the problem. Recently, this tale was brought to life in the autobiographical rom-com The Big Sick, based on the real life love story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon. Written by the pair, it chronicles the story of how the interracial couple struggled to stay together, only to find Emily in an induced coma after a mystery illness threatens her...
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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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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...