What is Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning and can be disabling.People with schizophrenia require lifelong treatment. Early treatment may help get symptoms under control before serious complications develop and may help improve the long-term outlook.
Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Common symptoms of schizophrenia include delusions which are false beliefs that are no based in reality. Symptoms also include hallucinations, which usually involve seeing or hearing things that do not exist. Disorganized thinking is also a symptom which impairs effective communication and answers to questions may be completely unrelated. A symptom can also be a lack of ability to function normally which is known as a negative symptom.
Available Treatments for Schizophrenia
Medications are a primary treatment for schizophrenia. Antipsychotic medications are the most commonly prescribed drugs and control symptoms by affecting the brain neurotransmitter dopamine. The goal of treatment with these medications is to effectively manage signs and symptoms at the lowest dose possible. The problem with these medications is that they can cause severe side effects. Another form of treatment is psychosocial interventions which include individual therapy, social skills training, family therapy, and vocational rehabilitation and supported employment.
How To Check Eligibility Criteria To Apply for Disability Tax Credit for Schizophrenia
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.