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Mood disorders

Characterized by a disturbance of mood (referring to a prolonged emotion that colors the whole psychic life, generally involving either depression or elation), accompanied by a full or partial manic or depressive syndrome.

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

  1. Medically documented persistence, either continuous or intermittent, of one of the following:
    1. Major depressive syndrome, characterized by at least five of the following, which must include either depressed or irritable mood or markedly diminished interest or pleasure:
      1. Depressed or irritable mood; or
      2. Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities; or
      3. Appetite or weight increase or decrease, or failure to make expected weight gains; or
      4. Sleep disturbance; or
      5. Psychomotor agitation or retardation; or
      6. Fatigue or loss of energy; or
      7. Feelings of worthlessness or guilt; or
      8. Difficulty thinking or concentrating; or
      9. Suicidal thoughts or acts; or
      10. Hallucinations, delusions, or paranoid thinking;


    2. Manic syndrome, characterized by elevated, expansive, or irritable mood, and at least three of the following:
      1. Increased activity or psychomotor agitation; or
      2. Increased talkativeness or pressure of speech; or
      3. Flight of ideas or subjectively experienced racing thoughts; or
      4. Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity; or
      5. Decreased need for sleep; or
      6. Easy distractibility; or
      7. Involvement in activities that have a high potential of painful consequences which are not recognized; or
      8. Hallucinations, delusions, or paranoid thinking;


    3. Bipolar or cyclothymic syndrome with a history of episodic periods manifested by the full symptomatic picture of both manic and depressive syndromes (and currently or most recently characterized by the full or partial symptomatic picture of either or both syndromes);


  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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You need no money to hire Attorney Donald H. Peters

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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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