Comorbidity Bi-Polar Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder

Bi-Polar Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder

Neuropsychopharmacology, 2011, Volume 36 .  Wuerzburg, Germany.

Both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder have been found to possibly be located in the same genetic region known as the 4p16 region.  I a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, a total of 513 in-and outpatients affected with adult ADHD were studied.  There were 536 controls and 170 nuclear families with 249 children affected with ADHD.

The study found that co-morbidity between bi-polar […]

Tardive Dyskinesia – Do You Have a Lawsuit

Tardive Dyskinesia – Do You Have a Lawsuit
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder was recognized as a mood disorder in 2012.  Medication treating this disorder can lead to Tardive Kyskinesia.  Children who have outbursts three or more times a week may be diagnosed with this disorder.  After 10 years of debate, in December 2012, psychiatrists approved updates to their diagnostic manual of mental illnesses, including the addition of Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder.
Reglan, a medication used to treat […]

Young Adults Aged 18 to 24 and Disability

Young adults income no longer includes the parents’ income as they reach age 18.  Payments for young adults participating in vocational rehabilitation plans is also a factor reviewed.   A young adult who applies for disability benefits is “disabled” if he or she has a medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) that results in “an inability to do any substantial gainful activity.”  This is the same standard applied to adults and the SSA requires the child […]

SSD for 18 to 25: Resolve Inconsistencies in the Record

An updated policy addressing documenting and evaluating disability in young adults was released, Social Security Ruling, SSR-11-2p, which became effective in September.  The Teacher Form discussion at this blog post will help in developing your questions for teachers, counselors and anyone in a position to understand your child’s day to day level of function.

Evidence Can be Inconsistent and Must Be Resolved

It is common to present within the submitted documentation inconsistent evidence.  The best person to […]

SSI Functional Capacity Disability Determination for a Child

SSI Functional Capacity Disability Determination for a Child

Functional Capacity Disability for Child
A child’s ability to function can be analyzed by teachers, counselor’s and therapists in addition to Ph. D. psychologists and MD’s or D.O.’s.  At ages six to eleven a child’s diagnosed condition must be tied to the child’s functional limitation.  Often a teacher is best able to to provide relevant information regarding the child.  If teacher completes the form it may be important to […]

Babies and Determining Developmental Disorders

Babies and Determining Developmental Disorders

Eye Blinking Babies May Indicate Future Difficulties with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a contributing factor to ADD/ADHD and other intellectual disabilities.  Developmental disorders can be spotted as early as the newborn period. Babies with eye blinking may be subject to fetal alcohol syndrome.  Fetal alcohol syndrome occurs as a result of excessive exposure to alcohol before birth and includes learning disabilities, abnormal facial features and small stature or delays […]

Children — SSI and SSDI

Children — SSI and SSDI

Public support for children with disabilities are provided by four government benefits programs for children with disabilities before the age of majority and after the age of majority. Children do grow up.  It is possible for a special needs child to receive all four benefits at the same time.  There a both means based tests and non-means based programs.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid are means based programs. Income is considered.
Social […]