United States Eighth Circuit

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Gates v. Astrue, 10-1269

In plaintiff's appeal from the decision of the district court upholding the Social Security Commissioner’s denial of her application for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income, the order is affirmed where: 1) the medical record supported the conclusion that any depression experienced by plaintiff was situational in nature, related to marital issues, and improved with a regimen of medication and counseling; and 2) the ALJ did not err in not fully crediting plaintiff's testimony about her mental and physical limitations on her ability to do work-related activities.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/23/2010
  • Published 12/24/2010

Judges

  • Bobby E. Shepherd

Court

  • United States Eighth Circuit

Counsel