Organic Mental Disorders

Organic mental disorders are psychological or behavioral abnormalities associated with a dysfunction of the brain. Diagnosis of organic mental disorders requires the demonstration of a loss of specific cognitive abilities and medically documented persistence of at least one of the following symptoms:

  • Disorientation to time and place
  • Memory impairment either short-term, intermediate, or long-term
  • Perceptual or thinking disturbances such as hallucinations or delusions
  • Change in personality
  • Disturbance of mood
  • Emotional instability as shown by explosive temper outbursts or sudden crying and/or impairment of impulse control
  • Loss of intellectual ability of at least 15 I.Q. points or overall impairment index clearly within the severely impaired range on neuropsychological tests such as Luria-Nebraska or Halstead-Reitan

Contact a Social Security Attorney Who Protects Your Rights

Organic mental disorders affect many aspects of a person’s life, and financial troubles only make the entire situation worse. If the symptoms of a mental disorder are severe enough, it could be impossible to perform any kind of work.  Through proper psychiatric care and a stress-free life, however, there is hope for a prosperous and balanced future.

It is therefore crucial to build a strong case when applying for social security benefits, and a disability attorney from Herren Law can help. When determining the severity of an organic mental disorder, the Social Security Administration considers exactly how your symptoms affect your ability to work in a variety of fields. With the aid of an experienced Houston social security attorney, we will diligently investigate your symptoms, gather evidence, and argue for your right to social security benefits. Although we cannot assure a successful case, we can assure the highest level of legal representation.

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