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what mental illnesses am i at risk for as a disabled person?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Feeling Blue...: Being 'disabled' doesn't raise your risk of mental illness as a whole; generally speaking. However the severity of your disability may lead to a "depressed" state of mind and that can lead to clinical depression if not addressed.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Broad Question: What type of disability are your referring to? A person with a disability may not have an increased risk to develop a mental health problem. Consider re-submitting post with a question that is more limited in scope. I.E. let us know which disability / disabilities you are referring to.

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