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What jobs for people with bipolar disorder actually work?

What jobs for people with bipolar disorder actually work?

Jobs: When looking for a job, it is important to consider the stress level it will entail and if you will be able to get sufficient sleep. High amounts of stress can cause a relapse in symptoms. Having a regular sleep schedule is important to keep one's symptoms stable. Working swing shift or very long hours could adversely affect your sleep and potentially trigger an episode. ...Read more

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How do depressed people deal with functioning at work?

It depends: Sometimes changing work environment a bit can do wonders. Sometimes just telling your boss what you're dealing with is the best route. Sure, there are cases of depression that cause total disability for a while, but those are the exception. Remember depression is extremely common. Odds are, some of your co-workers or supervisors have either dealt with it themselves or had a loved one with it. ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy science?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to science in a proportion similar to or perhaps slightly higher than the general population. But they may also dislike it, just like a person in the general population. ...Read more

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Are a lot of social work duties being handed over to nurses in hospitals. I've heard social work jobs are becoming harder to find in hospitals.

Are a lot of social work duties being handed over to nurses in hospitals. I've heard social work jobs are becoming harder to find in hospitals.

Social work: This is quite true and is due to decreased reimbursement to the hospital and they are simply cutting costs. There is a tendency to force social workers to join institutions or governmental organizations - this is part of a bigger plan by the current head-man to fundamentally change america by creating a socialist society. With control of social workers they can control to a certain extent society. ...Read more

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Can people with autism spectrum disorder live independently on their own?

Can people with autism spectrum disorder live independently on their own?

Yes: Yes, depending on the indiviual level of functioning, many people with autism can function independantly. Of course there are those at the other end of the scale who will always need some degree of supervision. If you have met 1 person with autism, you have only met one person with autism. Everyone is unique. ...Read more

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Can people with ADHD or autism ever overcome their social problems?

Yes: There is a big distinction between the social problems of an adhd person & someone with autism. Adhd pts usually gain social skills later, but completely, compared to normals if treated with stimulant medication. Autism patients rarely attain "normal" social abilities. Both groups benefit from social skills training & counseling. Self confidence is most important in this area. ...Read more

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What are health challenges faced by people with rural lifestyles?

What are health challenges faced by people with rural lifestyles?

Rural Life style: In the Journey of Life, some people have chosen Rural Lifestyle. At some point in our life, people enjoyed City Lifestyle and had Specialist medical care when there was need. Some Health problems were due to air pollution, water pollution, traffic congestion, and Rush life style. Less Specialist medical care in rural area is a health challenge. Peace and Spirituality in rural area is a Blessing! ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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How do people with autism cope with making public presentations?

Autism: Persons with autism are not all mentally retarded. Some have excellent personality inspite of weird repetitive behaviors and problem of communications.I think they can do presentatons ...Read more

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Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Can kids with socialized conduct disorder feel empathy?

Yes.: It's important to remember that within any diagnosis the individuals differ. Yes, children with socialized conduct disorder can experience empathy. Research has shown that children, in general, are very empathic beings. ...Read more

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Don't we actually need organizations that would assist suicidal people with asperger's syndrome commit suicide?

Don't we actually need organizations that would assist suicidal people with asperger's syndrome commit suicide?

I am not sure if: You meant this the way it came out. Supportive organizations do exist for people with aspergers & other autism spectrum disorders. I doubt you are asking about organizations to help people to commit suicide (that obviously would be a horrible thing). ...Read more

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Can people with antisocial personality disorder legally keep their children?

Can people with antisocial personality disorder legally keep their children?

Legal Question: This is a legal, not a medical question. In most instances diagnosis is less important than behaviors. Usually if the person is a responsible and caring parent they will be considered for custody. For a more certain answer you should consult a family practice attorney in your legal jurisdiction. ...Read more

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Anyone have good experience with residential facilities for people with vascular dementia?

Anyone have good experience with residential facilities for people with vascular dementia?

See below: When choosing a residential care facility, you have to make an informed decision. Visit facilities that specialize in memory care or have separate units that specialize in dementia care. You have to visit the facility and see for yourself if the facility suits your needs and the needs of the family member. You also can do online search to start. Good luck! ...Read more

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Who are genetic counselors working for?

Who are genetic counselors working for?

You, mostly.: Or whoever has them on salary - doctor, group practice, hospital, hmo. ...Read more

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Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

Do occupational therapists help people with eye injuries/blindness?

They Should: There are societies for the blind in most metropolitan areas. These tend to be custom made for visual problems. Different eye diseases cause different losses and different disabilities. But ot could certainly help with doing daily activities with decreased or no vision. ...Read more

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How can therapists deal with patients who have antisocial personality disorder?

How can therapists deal with patients who have antisocial personality disorder?

Not good candidates.: People with antisocial personalities do not learn from their previous mistakes and therapy does not work. They do understand that for a criminal behavior, they have to be legally responsible. They have no remorse and they are sorry only that they got caught. ...Read more

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What jobs do people with social phobia do? Are thye developers?

What jobs do people with social phobia do? Are thye developers?

All kinds of jobs: People with social phobias do all types of jobs. Sometimes their work is difficult for them because of the phobia and other times they overcome the fear. I am sure that there are developers who suffer from social phobia. ...Read more

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Can people with ADHD overcome their social problems?

Can people with ADHD overcome their social problems?

Adhd: As mentioned in previous response, supportive counseling and social skills training. ...Read more

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Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?

Do live-in mental institutions help children who are mental retarded more than living at home and going to public school?

Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite different needs, depending on the severity of delay. People with mild delays live at home as children and may live indpendently as adults. Adults with severe mr typically live in group homes. Life quality depends on quality of services, not location. ...Read more

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Are there actually jobs made for people who are anti social and have social phobia?

Social phobia, work: Antisocial and social phobia (social anxiety) could be two different things. If someone is suffering from debilitating psychological/emotional problems, he or she can go to their state division of rehabilitation services. These agencies are mandated to help diagnose problems, and if a person is a candidate for services, to do or find job training that helps someone be able to find a job. ...Read more

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