Mental functions necessary for everyday life – Medical doctor or psychologist
Your patient is considered markedly restricted in performing the mental functions necessary for everyday life
(described below) if, even with appropriate therapy, medication, and devices (for example, memory aids and adaptive
• he or she is unable or takes an inordinate amount of time to perform these functions by himself or herself; and
• this is the case all or substantially all of the time (at least 90% of the time).
Mental functions necessary for everyday life include:
• adaptive functioning (for example, abilities related to self-care, health and safety, abilities to initiate and respond to
social interactions, and common, simple transactions);
• memory (for example, the ability to remember simple instructions, basic personal information such as name and
address, or material of importance and interest); and
• problem-solving, goal-setting, and judgment taken together (for example, the ability to solve problems, set and keep
goals, and make the appropriate decisions and judgments).
A restriction in problem-solving, goal-setting, or judgment that markedly restricts adaptive functioning, all or
substantially all of the time (at least 90% of the time), would qualify.Is your patient markedly restricted in performing the mental functions necessary for everyday life, as
If yes, when did your patient's restriction in performing the mental functions necessary for everyday lifebecome a marked restriction
(this is not necessarily the year of the diagnosis, as is often the case with