I spend an unfortunate amount of my time on a website that I shall not name, geared towards moms.
Frequent topics are about welfare, food stamps, welfare reform, health care and of course child rearing.
Anything public assistance related is usually a hot button topic all while beating a dead horse.
Todays lovely topic is about SSI being welfare and how people need to 'get over it' because 'anxiety' isn't disabling for 20 years.
Well, I can tell you from experience that anxiety alone will NOT get you social security. That might be what they are telling you (and that person doesn't have to tell you squat about why they get social security) but they are probably leaving about 3-20 other more 'severe' diagnoses, provided usually by social security employed doctors.
My personal report was not pretty. Probably true, but not pretty. Time and lots of therapy will tell me if its accurate.
Now as a reminder, I do NOT get SSI.
Anywho... my response.