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Social Security for Bipolar

Social Security for Bipolar

November 10, 2008 by admin

The SSA's book Disability Evaluation Under Social Security (also known as the “Blue Book”) lists the following requirements for bipolar syndrome :

3. Bipolar syndrome with a history of episodic periods manifested by the full symptomatic picture of both manic and depressive syndromes (and currently characterized by either or both syndromes);
AND
B. Resulting in at least two of the following:
1. Marked restriction of activities of daily living; or
2. Marked difficulties in maintaining social functioning; or
3. Marked difficulties in maintaining concentration, persistence, or pace; or
4. Repeated episodes of decompensation, each of extended duration;

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