Symptoms, signs, and laboratory findings include any abnormalities of physical and
mental functioning used as medical findings in making the most recent favorable decision.
For example, in the adult and child mental disorders listings, the “paragraph B” medical
severity criteria are descriptions of abnormalities or limitations in the individual’s
functioning that constitute medical findings.
If the comparison point decision (CPD) considered such abnormalities as medical findings,
the examiner must also consider these abnormalities when making the medical improvement
review standard (MIRS) comparison.