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Organic mental disorders

Abnormalities in perception, cognition, affect, or behavior associated with dysfunction of the brain. The history and physical examination or laboratory tests, including psychological or neuropsychological tests, demonstrate or support the presence of an organic factor judged to be etiologically related to the abnormal mental state and associated deficit or loss of specific cognitive abilities, or affective changes, or loss of previously acquired functional abilities.

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

  1. Medically documented persistence of at least one of the following:
    1. Developmental arrest, delay or regression; or
    2. Disorientation to time and place; or
    3. Memory impairment, either short-term (inability to learn new information), intermediate, or long-term (inability to remember information that was known sometime in the past); or
    4. Perceptual or thinking disturbance (e.g., hallucinations, delusions, illusions, or paranoid thinking); or
    5. Disturbance in personality (e.g., apathy, hostility); or
    6. Disturbance in mood (e.g., mania, depression); or
    7. Emotional lability (e.g., sudden crying); or
    8. Impairment of impulse control (e.g., disinhibited social behavior, explosive temper outbursts); or
    9. Impairment of cognitive function, as measured by clinically timely standardized psychological testing; or
    10. Disturbance of concentration, attention, or judgment;

      AND

  2. Select the appropriate age group to evaluate the severity of the impairment:
    1. For older infants and toddlers (age 1 to attainment of age 3), resulting in at least one of the following:
      1. Gross or fine motor development at a level generally acquired by children no more than one-half the child's chronological age, documented by:
        1. An appropriate standardized test; or
        2. Other medical findings (see 112.00C); or
      2. Cognitive/communicative function at a level generally acquired by children no more than one-half the child's chronological age, documented by:
        1. An appropriate standardized test; or
        2. Other medical findings of equivalent cognitive/communicative abnormality, such as the inability to use simple verbal or nonverbal behavior to communicate basic needs or concepts; or
      3. Social function at a level generally acquired by children no more than one-half the child's chronological age, documented by:
        1. An appropriate standardized test; or
        2. Other medical findings of an equivalent abnormality of social functioning, exemplified by serious inability to achieve age-appropriate autonomy as manifested by excessive clinging or extreme separation anxiety; or
      4. Attainment of development or function generally acquired by children no more than two-thirds of the child's chronological age in two or more areas covered by a., b., or c., as measured by an appropriate standardized test or other appropriate medical findings.
    2. For children (age 3 to attainment of age 18), resulting in at least two of the following:
      1. Marked impairment in age-appropriate cognitive/ communicative function, documented by medical findings (including consideration of historical and other information from parents or other individuals who have knowledge of the child, when such information is needed and available) and including, if necessary, the results of appropriate standardized psychological tests, or for children under age 6, by appropriate tests of language and communication; or
      2. Marked impairment in age-appropriate social functioning, documented by history and medical findings (including consideration of information from parents or other individuals who have knowledge of the child, when such information is needed and available) and including, if necessary, the results of appropriate standardized tests; or
      3. Marked impairment in age-appropriate personal functioning, documented by history and medical findings (including consideration of information from parents or other individuals who have knowledge of the child, when such information is needed and available) and including, if necessary, appropriate standardized tests; or
      4. Marked difficulties in maintaining concentration, persistence, or pace.

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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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