Mental Health

Nonexertional components of work

July 16, 2017 by

Exertional vs. Nonexertional Limitations - What's the difference?

Your illnesses, injuries, and related symptoms can cause limitations that make it harder to function at work.  These limitations can be caused by pain as well as struggles with concentration and focus.  Social Security may have to evaluate your ability to do ...

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Depressive Disorder and Social Security Disability

June 26, 2017 by

What is Depressive Disorder?

Pretty much everyone experiences sadness from time to time.  After all, change and rejection are natural parts of life.  However, if depression prevents you from working over an extended time frame, it may be a sign of depressive disorder.  The American Psychiatric Association (APA) says that common ...

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New Mental Disorders Listings

April 17, 2017 by

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has finally issued a final rule on revised medical criteria for evaluating mental disorders for adults and children.  This rule was issued on September 26, 2016 and become effective on January 17, 2017.  The rule was published more than six years after the Notice of ...

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New Social Security Disability Mental Disorders Listings

November 15, 2016 by

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has finally issued a final rule on revised medical criteria for evaluating mental disorders for adults and children.  This rule was issued on September 26, 2016 and becomes effective on January 17, 2017.  The rule was published more than six years after the Notice of ...

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