David A. Morton has degrees in psychology (B.A.) and medicine (M.D.). For 14 years, he was a disability determination consultant for the Social Security Administration, serving as Chief Medical Consultant for eight years. In his capacity as Chief Medical Consultant, Dr. Morton hired, trained, supervised and evaluated the work of medical doctors and clinical psychologists, and made thousands of disability determinations for both adults and children. Since 1983, Dr. Morton has authored several books on Social Security disability for attorneys and judges, including Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability.
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Learn about your chances of getting Social Security disability benefits based on depression.
A disability applicant with a combination of low IQ and functional impairments can get disability benefits.
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Those whose anxiety has a severe, negative impact on their lives and their ability to work and function socially may be able to get disability benefits.