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Personality disorders

Manifested by pervasive, inflexible, and maladaptive personality traits, which are typical of the child's long-term functioning and not limited to discrete episodes of illness.

The required level of severity for these disorders is met when the requirements in both A and B are satisfied.

  1. Deeply ingrained, maladaptive patterns of behavior, associated with one of the following:
    1. Seclusiveness or autistic thinking; or
    2. Pathologically inappropriate suspiciousness or hostility; or
    3. Oddities of thought, perception, speech, and behavior; or
    4. Persistent disturbances of mood or affect; or
    5. Pathological dependence, passivity, or aggressiveness; or
    6. Intense and unstable interpersonal relationships and impulsive and exploitative behavior; or
    7. Pathological perfectionism and inflexibility;

      and

  2. For older infants and toddlers (age 1 to attainment of age 3), resulting in at least one of the appropriate age-group criteria in paragraph B1 of 112.02; or, for children (age 3 to attainment of age 18), resulting in at least two of the appropriate age-group criteria in paragraph B2 of 112.02.

Psychoactive Substance Dependence Disorders

Manifested by a cluster of cognitive, behavioral, and physiologic symptoms that indicate impaired control of psychoactive substance use with continued use of the substance despite adverse consequences.

The required level of severity for these disorders is met when the requirements in both A and B are satisfied.

  1. Medically documented findings of at least four of the following:
    1. Substance taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than intended and a great deal of time is spent in recovering from its effects; or
    2. Two or more unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control use; or
    3. Frequent intoxication or withdrawal symptoms interfering with major role obligations; or
    4. Continued use despite persistent or recurring social, psychological, or physical problems; or
    5. Tolerance, as characterized by the requirement for markedly increased amounts of substance in order to achieve intoxication; or
    6. Substance taken to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms;

      and

  2. For older infants and toddlers (age 1 to attainment of age 3), resulting in at least one of the appropriate age-group criteria in paragraph B1 of 112.02; or, for children (age 3 to attainment of age 18), resulting in at least two of the appropriate age-group criteria in paragraph B2 of 112.02.

Autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders

Characterized by qualitative deficits in the development of reciprocal social interaction, in the development of verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and in imaginative activity. Often, there is a markedly restricted repertoire of activities and interests, which frequently are stereotyped and repetitive.

The required level of severity for these disorders is met when the requirements in both A and B are satisfied.

  1. Medically documented findings of the following:
    1. For autistic disorder, all of the following:
      1. Qualitative deficits in reciprocal social interaction; and
      2. Qualitative deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication and in imaginative activity; and
      3. Markedly restricted repertoire of activities and interests
    2. OR

    3. For other pervasive developmental disorders, both of the following:
      1. Qualitative deficits in reciprocal social interaction; and
      2. Qualitative deficits in verbal and nonverbal communication and in imaginative activity;
    4. AND

  2. For older infants and toddlers (age 1 to attainment of age 3), resulting in at least one of the appropriate age-group criteria in paragraph B1 of 112.02; or, for children (age 3 to attainment of age 18), resulting in at least two of the appropriate age-group criteria in paragraphs B2 of 112.02.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Manifested by developmentally inappropriate degrees of inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity.

The required level of severity for these disorders is met when the requirements in both A and B are satisfied.

  1. Medically documented findings of all three of the following:
    1. Marked inattention; and
    2. Marked impulsiveness; and
    3. Marked hyperactivity;

      and

  2. For older infants and toddlers (age 1 to attainment of age 3), resulting in at least one of the appropriate age-group criteria in paragraph B1 of 112.02; or, for children (age 3 to attainment of age 18), resulting in at least two of the appropriate age-group criteria in paragraph B2 of 112.02.

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Southfield Lawyer Donald Peters of the Law Office of Donald H. Peters, P.C. in Southfield, Michigan, handles Social Security Disability claims throughout Michigan and in the Tri-County Metro Detroit area including Detroit, Southfield, Novi, Warren, Royal Oak, Roseville, Livonia, Mount Clemens, Sterling Heights, Farmington Hills, Birmingham, Berkley, Oak Park, West Bloomfield, Ann Arbor, Eastpointe, Waterford, Flint, Canton, Taylor, Romulus, Westland, Clinton Township, Troy, Dearborn, Brighton, Howell, Pontiac, Rochester Hills,  as well as Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County, Ingham County, and Livingston County, Michigan.

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