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.

Phencyclidine Use Disorder


Related Terms

  • Angel Dust Abuse
  • PCP Abuse
  • Phencyclidine Addiction
  • Phencyclidine Dependence

Differential Diagnosis

Specialists

  • Cardiovascular Internist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Neurologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Psychiatrist

Comorbid Conditions

Factors Influencing Duration

Length of disability is influenced by the duration and severity of phencyclidine use, the presence or absence of organ damage, any underlying mental illness, other substance use, the individual's social support system, the appropriateness of treatment, the individual's compliance with treatment and motivation to change, and the adequacy of ongoing care.

Medical Codes

ICD-9-CM:
304.60 - Drug Dependence, Other Specified; Unspecified
304.61 - Drug Dependence, Other Specified; Continuous
304.62 - Drug Dependence, Other Specified; Episodic
305.30 - Hallucinogen Abuse; Unspecified
305.31 - Hallucinogen Abuse; Continuous
305.32 - Hallucinogen Abuse; Episodic
305.33 - Hallucinogen Abuse; in Remission

Failure to Recover

If an individual fails to recover within the expected maximum duration period, the reader may wish to consider the following questions to better understand the specifics of an individual's medical case.

Regarding diagnosis:

  • Did individual's evaluation include detailed history of past and present substance use, including its effects on cognitive, psychological, behavioral, and physiologic functioning? General medical and psychiatric history and examination? History of prior psychiatric treatments with outcomes? Family and social history? Screening of blood, breath, or urine for abused substances? Other laboratory tests to help confirm the presence or absence of comorbid conditions frequently associated with substance use disorders? If not, what areas were omitted?
  • Would this information affect the current treatment plan? What changes should be made?
  • Have all underlying medical and psychiatric disorders been identified or ruled out?

Regarding treatment:

  • Since phencyclidine use disorder may lead to irrational or violent behavior and multiple emergency room visits before individual is ready to seek treatment for substance use disorder, what brought individual to treatment this time?
  • Does treatment include detoxification, psychiatric and addiction care, and regular attendance at support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous or Rational Recovery?
  • Has individual experienced any psychotic symptoms?
  • Was drug therapy effective?
  • Would individual benefit from psychiatric hospitalization?
  • Is individual involved in an addiction program?
  • Does this therapy appear to be helping to modify the individual's thinking, expectancies, and behaviors, and increase coping skills for various life stressors?
  • Does individual's treatment plan consider all underlying psychiatric or general medical conditions, sex-related factors (including the possibility of pregnancy), social and living environment, cultural factors, and family characteristics? If current treatment plan does not take these factors into consideration, what changes could be made to better meet this individual's needs?
  • Is individual currently in a period of high relapse risk, such as the early stages of treatment, periods of transition to less intensive levels of care, or the first year after completion of active treatment? Is an intensive monitoring system for substance use in place during these periods of high relapse risk?
  • Are individual's needs being effectively met?

Regarding prognosis:

  • Does individual participate in a formal support group that provides the external support and motivation to continue in treatment beyond the initial stage of detoxification?
  • Is individual currently involved in a support group, such as Narcotics Anonymous or Rational Recovery?
  • What other support systems does individual have in place? Family? Friends?
  • Is individual improving in social and occupational functioning?
  • Does individual have the necessary tools, skills, and encouragement to move ahead with his or her life?

Source: Medical Disability Advisor






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