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So public yesterday we brought you some startling numbers on Social Security that from the -- -- About 56 million people collect benefits twenty million that's 36% -- Of the people who get these Social Security then not retired workers that the disabled.
All of the family members of deceased -- retired workers and that was in the best.
One point eight million people eliminated from the unemployment rolls in the past two years during that same time the number of people who became disabled.
-- -- -- -- -- Up one point eight million so no longer on employed one point eight million now disabled one point eight million incredible.
Joining the company -- -- -- regarding American psychologist doctor out well for the program thank you so much network and company as I don't know they now look.
Let's understand it I can get Social Security disability for a variety of mental conditions that's correct can -- get disability payments if -- side.
You can get the SS DI if you have stress and the stresses related to some sort of a depression.
Or other debilitating.
And you must produce medical records so if you're saying that you have major issues with stress and are on able to work.
You have to be able to prove right.
OK so I go to a psychologist -- -- -- -- for a three month period to -- and thought that I'm stressed -- thought that.
I am anxious and don't that I am depressed.
I can't prove I feel this way and heat the doctor cannot prove but I don't feel this way.
I've established a medical record of complaint -- -- get disability right.
You have established a medical record of complained of having this issue.
And as well you have established a relationship.
With the doctor.
And as doctors yet that we give you we give you unconditional positive regard.
So when the SS TI folks sends us the -- work there's no reason for me to say that you are not depressed especially.
If you going medication and that's the thing there are some people out there.
Who may be -- the lingering we know this in other words they're faking bad that eighteen to look worse than what they are.
They will actually go on these heavy duty medications.
In order to prove their case and continue to take those medications.
So they do pay a cost you know that they actually taking the medications.
Well because we check their blood level he's okay that's right away -- are some psychiatrists that are big help -- when I was a teacher in Chicago and -- -- we had any child that was -- maybe -- list is like argues that we're likely.
To dole out Ritalin like it was going out of style so there are some -- -- in your profession who were.
Are -- -- now I -- know I would say most psychiatrists are are upstanding individuals like in any profound and there may be song you'd just give out the -- because they don't wanna spend that you -- on saying that this explosion.
Is essentially down off some people out I don't know what the numbers off the in the congress there are some people who are -- the system.
Yes in their system is easy to game that well it is and let me say this there are some people who legitimately depressed I'm sure some people who legitimately anxious and guess -- I've had depression I've had anxiety OCD hyper -- -- says listen Woody Allen is my hero -- -- okay.
And guess what I work every single day because work is therapy and that's what I try to tell my patients yes you have these mental illnesses that don't -- -- SS DI because then it becomes a lifetime of dependence the more you stay out of war the war zone is not everyone is like you -- this system is going bankrupt because of believers they are running out of money and they are going to have to borrow money.
In order to help the people wore on SS DI loved -- very sorry we're out of time and you -- -- question -- good stuff but then I'll come back if you're not careful you'll him by half.
Doctor -- got it back thank you would not.
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