The Social Security Administration does not like chronic fatigue syndrome as an impairment. They are suspicious of this disorder. Anyone trying to obtain benefits because of this impairment will find it very difficult. In reality, there really is such a thing as chronic fatigue syndrome and most people with this impairment suffer from short term memory loss, generalized pain, headaches, poor concentration, and difficulty thinking and overall chronic fatigue. Many times these symptoms prevent anyone from performing even sedentary work. The most successful attempts at trying to prove this impairment are through the mental impairments that go along with chronic fatigue syndrome such as depression or anxiety. Many people with this impairment become discouraged and angry because they perceive others as not believing that they have a real medical problem. Good medical evidence is essential – a long and detailed treatment record from a caring doctor who is willing to provide a medical opinion as to the limitations is most important.
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