Bipolar Disorder, which was initially called Manic Depressive Illness, is a mental disorder in which can be characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression. When someone with Bipolar disorder has an elevated mood, they often acts abnormally happy, energetic, or irritable. This often leads to poorly thought out decisions with little regard to the consequences.
During periods of depression individuals suffering from bipolar disorder may cry, have a negative outlook on life, be angry, and have suicidal thoughts.
Self-harm effects 30-40% of those who suffer from the disease, while suicide occurs in approx. 6%.
Treatment for Bipolar Disorder commonly includes psychotherapy, various medications, or a combination of both.
If you or someone you care for suffer from Bipolar Disorder, you may be entitled to many disability benefits the Canadian Government has put in place. The Disability Tax Credit is one that allows individuals to quite simply, have a tax benefit. This is most beneficial when your taxes may be adjusted retroactively for up to 10 years, often resulting in a significant amount of money being owed to you. Once DTC qualified, The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) also becomes available, with grants and bonds totaling up to $90,000 along with it.
Contact Us today with any questions you may have, and let us help you maximize the benefits in which you are entitled to.