Oct 12, 2016

New Personality Disorder Listing

     From Social Security's new mental impairment Listings effective January 17, 2017:
12.08 Personality and impulse-control disorders (see 12.00B7), satisfied by A and B:
     A. Medical documentation of a pervasive pattern of one or more of the following:
          1. Distrust and suspiciousness of others;
          2. Detachment from social relationships;
          3. Disregard for and violation of the rights of others;
          4. Instability of interpersonal relationships;
          5. Excessive emotionality and attention seeking;
          6. Feelings of inadequacy;
          7. Excessive need to be taken care of;
          8. Preoccupation with perfectionism and orderliness; or
          9. Recurrent, impulsive, aggressive behavioral outbursts.
     B. Extreme limitation of one, or marked limitation of two, of the following areas of mental functioning (see 12.00F):
          1. Understand, remember, or apply information (see 12.00E1).
          2. Interact with others (see 12.00E2).
          3. Concentrate, persist, or maintain pace (see 12.00E3).
          4. Adapt or manage oneself (see 12.00E4).

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