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Personality Disorders

The concept of a personality disorder dates to psychiatrist Philippe Pinel's 1801 description of manie sans délire, a condition characterized by outbursts of rage or violence in the absence of any psychosis. Today, the DSM-5 lists ten different types of personality disorders, consisting of paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders. Any one of these mental impairments can support a finding of disability under the Social Security Act, where inflexible and maladaptive personality traits cause significant limitations in long-term occupational functioning.

Help with Social Security disability in Minnesota

At some point in most of our lives, it becomes time to set out on our own and earn an income for ourselves. Some of us, however, have a much more difficult time trying to do that than others -- especially those of us who suffer from some form of disability. Whether that disability is physical or mental, people who are unable to work and earn at least $1,000 a month or more, may be able to qualify for government assistance to help make financial ends meet. In this article, we will discuss Social Security disability payments relating to mental impairment.

Determining the severity of mental impairment

When a mental impairment claim may be warranted, one thing that has to be done is to determine the severity of said impairment. This can be done by looking at a number of factors; the severity depends on which of these factors exist at the same time. Some of those that are considered include the following:

Study: updated autism screening tool may be more accurate

Generally, when it comes to mental and developmental disorders in children, the earlier a disorder is detected, the better. This is because earlier detection of a disorder often means earlier access to support and treatment for a child. Thus, tools that can help lead to earlier detection of developmental or mental disorders in children can be highly beneficial.

School aims at helping individuals with autism develop job skills

The developmental disorder autism can have many effects on a person. Sometimes, the effects of this mental condition make it so an individual cannot work. However, this certainly isn't always the case. There are many individuals with autism that are capable of being major contributors in the workforce. One hopes that such individuals are given the opportunities to identify, develop and put to use their skills and abilities.

Emergency rooms and autism

Developmental disorders are one of the mental impairments individuals can suffer from. One of the more well-known developmental disorders is autism. Autism can have many impacts on a person's life, as autism can affect a person's ability to interact with people and the environment around them.

Treatment for brain disease may prevent severe disabilities

When Minnesota workers suffer from disabling mental disorders, it is important that individuals be completely honest with their doctors when discussing their symptoms and the effects their symptoms are having on their lives.

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