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If stress from a job causes you to experience intense migraine headaches and other physical ailments can you get disability?

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2012-08-08 14:46:03
2012-08-08 14:46:03

Stress has been removed from the ICHD-II's headache classification as a trigger for Migraine. As a result, it is unlikely that you'll receive a diagnosis of stress related Migraine which will lead to disability. Migraine itself is considered a disability and those who suffer chronic Migraine are often disabled by their condition.

For appropriate diagnosis, treatment and prevention of headache disorders, seek the help of a board certified headache specialist.

-----------------------Disability PossibleYou could, however only if your physician is willing to take you off work and most likely only a for a very limited time frame (like at a max something like 3 weeks) unless there are some other circumstances or treatments that would keep you from working.

For information, resources and related links go The National Council On Disability (NCD)

To add to this - Migraines caused by stress or anxiety would be considered a "soft" diagnosis. Although a Dr. can diagnose the condition, only you can truly tell how sever the symptoms are and how much they truly affect your work.

This is one of the reasons working with a reputable insurance company and obtaining a quality policy is worth the money. Some contracts will include limitations of benefits for these type of claims, but it should not be limited to 3 weeks only.

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