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Are more people faking manic depression just to get social security disability?


Where I live, there is a saying that goes like this. "They are getting the crazy check". What is the crazy check? It is the SSI money they are collecting claiming they are bipolar.

 
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    nickshamrock 4 years ago

    Well worded. I didn't mean to offend, if I did. I'm often a bit biased, as I said earlier, due to many patients I see working the system. But I didn't mean to group everyone into the "faking it" category, as I have also seen a lot of legitimate cases


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    nickshamrock 4 years ago

    Also, I'd say my opinion is more warped, as a person who has seen far too many drug seeking/system abusing patients in my lifetime. So I'd take my opinion with a grain of salt.

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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 4 years ago

    Just asking, when medicated or not? Don't forget the grey or is it gray. There is a criteria known as hypomania, which may fit your description, yet I kinda' doubt mania does. Look into BPII for some more insight. Don't forget about depersonalization


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