References to “maladaptive behaviors” were removed from 112.00C and prior 112.02B2.c.(2)
of the childhood mental disorders listings on February 11, 1997.
Title XVI child cases with CPDs prior to August 22, 1996, in which such “maladaptive
behaviors” in the prior “personal/behavioral” area of functioning were material may require a disability redetermination rather than a continuing disability review (CDR). For more information on these redeterminations, see DI 28005.003.
Whether or not a disability redetermination is required, note that “maladaptive behaviors”
still constitute medical findings, even though such behaviors are no longer an explicit
severity criterion in listing 112.02.