Disabilities that Makes You Qualified for an Emotional Support Animal 

An Emotional Support Animal is one that can be used for the treatment of different mental and emotional disabilities. An emotional support animal letter is considered as a part of your medication and the key philosophy behind the concept of an ESA is to provide continuous emotional help to a disabled person so that he can live a normal life. An ESA is just for the disabled person and only a registered therapist can recommend it after your emotional and psychological conditions. The recommendation of an ESA is solely dependant upon the severity of your conditions. 

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If you want to get an ESA and are planning to visit a mental health physician, just wait for a moment as this article will help you to better plan your visit. This article will present a brief list of disabilities that can make you qualified for an ESA. If you have any of the following emotional or psychological disabilities, your physician will most probably recommend an ESA for you. 

Anxiety and Depression 

If you are suffering from severe anxiety and depression, most probably your therapist will recommend an ESA but only after considering the severity and history of your disease. 


Autism is another disability that makes you eligible for an ESA. The patient of Autism shows a lack of growth in many emotional and social aspects. The patient feels it difficult to have good social interactions and he may show a lack of communication skills. 

Social Phobia 

If you feel fear to go to public places and you always try to avoid social gatherings, you may qualify for an ESA. An ESA can be proved very beneficial to remove all of your fears. You just need to visit a registered mental health doctor, he can issue an ESA Letter after examining your conditions. An ESA letter is a legal document that enables you to go to no-animal places with your ESA.

Emotionally Overwhelmed

Emotional disabilities also can make you eligible for an ESA. If you are feeling it is difficult to manage and normalized your emotions, and if you are unable to make rational decisions due to your emotional instability, you may qualify for an ESA. 

Bipolar Disorder

This is another emotional and mental disease that can make you eligible for an ESA. Patients with Bipolar Disorder faces huge mood swings. One moment you feel hypomania and the very next moment you become hopeless and show a lack of interest in most things.  

Separation anxiety Disorder

One feels this anxiety when separated from a specific place, person or event. This emotional disease can be cured with the help of an ESA. A patient of this disease can qualify for an ESA. 

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder

The followings are the actual names of different mental and emotional diseases. The patient of this disease is eligible to apply for an ESA according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder. 

  1. Acute Stress
  2. Adjustment Disorder
  3. Adjustment Disorder & Anxiety
  4. Adjustment Disorder & Depressed Mood
  5. Agoraphobia
  6. Anorexia
  7. Anxiety Disorder
  8. Anxiety Disorder NOS
  9. Bipolar I Disorder 
  10.  Bipolar II Disorder 
  11.  Bipolar Disorder NOS
  12.  Bipolar I Disorder, MRE Manic 
  13.  Bipolar I Disorder, MRE Depressed
  14.  Bipolar I Disorder MRE Unspecified 
  15.  Bipolar I Disorder, MRE Mixed
  16.  Brief Psychotic
  17.  Borderline Personality Disorder
  18.  Bulimia Nervosa 
  19.  Dysthymic Disorder 
  20.  Generalized Anxiety 
  21.  Insomnia 
  22.  Major Depressive Disorder 
  23.  Mood Disorder
  24.  O-C Disorder
  25.  Trauma 
  26.  Stress disorder 
  27.  Panic Disorder
  28.  Personality Disorder
  29.  Personality Disorder NOS
  30.  Schizophrenia 
  31.  Social Phobia
  32.  TRichotillomania 

If you are diagnosed with any of the above diseases, you are eligible to have an Emotional Support Animal.