Mental Health

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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Bipolar and Social Security Disability Law in the USA

April 22, 2016 by

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, part of the National Institute of Health, 2.6% of the U.S. adult population suffers from bipolar disorder.  A full 82.9% of those cases are considered severe, comprising 2.2% of the U.S. adult population.

Despite the significant incidence of bipolar disorder and other ...

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Social Security Disability & Mental Health Issues

January 19, 2013 by
Social Security Disability & Mental Health Issues

When applying for Social Security Disability, mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, may contribute significantly to your impairments and increase your chances of receiving an award of benefits.

It’s not uncommon for us to recommend that clients with physical disabilities seek out the services of a psychiatrist or ...

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