What is Personality Disorder
A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people. This causes significant problems and limitations in relationships, social activities, work and school.In some cases, you may not realize that you have a personality disorder because your way of thinking and behaving seems natural to you. And you may blame others for the challenges you face.Personality disorders usually begin in the teenage years or early adulthood. There are many types of personality disorders. Some types may become less obvious throughout middle age.
Symptoms of Personality Disorder
Symptoms vary depending on the type of personality disorder it is. For paranoid personality disorder, symptoms include distrust, unjustified belief, unjustified suspicion, hesitancy to confide in others, tendency to hold grudges and angry reaction to perceived insults. For schizoid personality disorder, symptoms include lack of interest in social relationships, limited range of emotional expression, inability to take pleasure in most activities, and inability to pick up normal social cues.
Available Treatments for Personality Disorder
For treatment, there are various treatment teams including your primary doctor or other primary doctors that can help, as well as a psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse, pharmacist, and social worker.
Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Personality Disorder
To be eligible for this tax credit, a person must be impaired for over the period of one full year. They can also be eligible if they have difficulty in one of the following daily life activities, such as walking. For a walking impairment, the patient must be unable to walk 100m (a city block) or it must take them an inordinate amount of time (3 times longer than normal) to do so due to shortness of breath.
How To Apply for Disability Tax Credit for Personality Disorder
To apply for this tax credit Form 2201 entitled “Disability Tax Credit Certificate” it must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. This tax credit is only available to those who have taxes payable. This form must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. Qualified registered medical practitioners include a medical doctor, physiotherapist, optometrist, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and audiologist.
How DCC Can Help Claim Tax Credit
Disability Tax Credit Consultants at DCC can help to claim this tax credit and collect up to $40,000 in disability tax credits.