Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Job Classification

In most duration tables, five job classifications are displayed. These job classifications are based on the amount of physical effort required to perform the work. The classifications correspond to the Strength Factor classifications described in the United States Department of Labor's Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The following definitions are quoted directly from that publication.

Sedentary Work Exerting up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work Exerting up to 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Light Work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. However, if the use of the arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most the time, the job is rated Light Work.

Medium Work Exerting up to 50 (22.7 kg) pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds (11.3 kg) of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of forces constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work Exerting up to 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Very Heavy Work Exerting in excess of 100 pounds (45.4 kg) of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds (9.1 kg) of force constantly to move objects.

Intermittent Explosive Disorder


Related Terms

  • Aggressive Personality Disorder
  • Anger Attacks
  • Episodic Dyscontrol
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Rage Attacks

Differential Diagnosis

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Antisocial personality disorder (DSM-5)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (DSM-5)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (DSM-5)
  • Borderline personality disorder (DSM-5)
  • Brain injury
  • Brain tumor (neoplasm)
  • Conduct disorder (DSM-5)
  • Delirium, major neurocognitive disorder, and personality change due to another medical condition, aggressive type (DSM-5)
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DSM-5)
  • Head trauma
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (DSM-5)
  • Paranoid schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Substance intoxication or substance withdrawal (DSM-5)
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy

Specialists

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Neurologist
  • Psychiatrist

Comorbid Conditions

  • Antisocial personality disorder {DSM-5}
  • Anxiety disorders {DSM-5}
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder {DSM-5}
  • Borderline personality disorder {DSM-5}
  • Conduct disorder {DSM-5}
  • Depression
  • Impulse control disorders (e.g., pathological gambling, kleptomania, pyromania, trichotillomania)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder {DSM-5}
  • Substance abuse (alcohol or drugs)

Factors Influencing Duration

The presence of underlying conditions, the type and quality of treatment, compliance with recommended treatment, and the extent of the condition may influence the length of disability.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
301.3 - Explosive Personality Disorder
312.34 - Disorders of Impulse Control, Not Elsewhere Classified; Intermittent Explosive Disorder

References

Cited

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). 5th ed. American Psychiatric Association, 2013.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR). 4th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2000.

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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