Receiving disability benefits for mental disorders is difficult and requires detailed medical documentation and testing to be approved. Social Security has a set of disability listings for mental disorders, ranging from depression-related illness, anxiety-related disorders, and psychotic disorders to autism, ADHD and learning disabilities, mental retardation (intellectual developmental disorder), and low IQ. The disability listings contain criteria that the disorders must meet to be considered disabling. But even if your disorder doesn’t “meet” the listing, if you can prove you can’t do even a simple, unskilled job due to emotional, psychiatric, or brain-related problems, you could get disability benefits. It is very important that you have the tests or medical records to show the severity of your mental disabilities. Contact Acadia Disability for a free no obligation consultation to find out what disability benefits you are eligible for.