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Dr. Carol van der Harst
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Disabilities (Overview)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the activities of daily living.


Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
36 years in practice
135M people helped
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Can I get disability if I have a mental health problem?

Can I get disability if I have a mental health problem?

Possibly: It depends on your illness, and its treatability. Many people deal with psychiatric illnesses, and still work and support themselves and their families. On the other hand, some people with severe and persistent mental illnesses are so incapacitated that they cannot work. You would need a full psychiatric evaluation and much paperwork with the disability office to determine this. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Carol van der Harst
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Disabilities (Overview)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the activities of daily living.


Dr. Allen Fein
Board Certified, Family Medicine
252K people helped
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How could having disability change how people look at me?

How could having disability change how people look at me?

Join the crowd, Be +: Most of us have had disabilities at one time or another. Certain disabilities are more altering for ourselves, and for the people that we come in contact with. I am now on partial disability for a heart attack. First, get a handle on your own preconceptions of what your disability is doing to you (physically, emotionally, socially), and then think about what baggage others bring along into play. ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. William Forsythe
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

It is the sum total of a person's abilities that count, rather than their disabilities! ...See more

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
18M people helped
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How can I seek disability support where I get my education?

Resource center: Most educational institutions have a disability resource center, or something similar, to provide support resources to students with disabilities. They can provide assistance with priority class registration, note takers, process tutors, assistive technology for computers, assistive listening devices, transcription, and even classroom furniture accommodations. Lots to offer so check it out! ...Read more

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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
26 years in practice
5M people helped
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Why is it important to keep being social when I have a disability?

Why is it important to keep being social when I have a disability?

We are human: Human beings are social beings. We are healthier when we have regular contact with others. Many studies support the fact that in general the more social we are the healthier and happier we tend to be. Living with a disability can be very challenging and can sometimes be isolating. It is important to maintain social connections to stay healthy and avoid depression. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
58M people helped
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What problems do I face in seeking disability benefits?

What problems do I face in seeking disability benefits?

Denial: There are no problems seeking disability benefits. You may get a denial and might have to wait or hire an attorney, but i see no problems you will face seeking disability. You may end up paying something as you get your paperwork ready to apply, though. ...Read more

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Board Certified, Pain Management
5 years in practice
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What are some natural ways to treat my pain from my disability?

What are some natural ways to treat my pain from my disability?

Exercise: There are several natural ways to treat or rather manage pain. I would recommend consulting a pain management center which has a team of specialist including psychologist, physical therapy. Some of the common modalities are: - exercise - relaxation training - improving sleep - stress reduction - learning coping strategies with psychologist (cognitive behavioral therapy) - nutritional therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. William Kirsh
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
60K people helped
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To get disability payments how sick do you need to be?

Must Meet Standards: May consider “disabled” if you have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment (including emotional or learning problem) which results; inability to do any substantial gainful activity; can be expected to result in death; or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
44 years in practice
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What are some of the long term disabilities I might expect if my child had ivh?

What are some of the long term disabilities I might expect if my child had ivh?

Depends on severity : & gestational age at birth. If a preemie, findings on brain MRI at nicu discharge help predict. Grades i & ii may increase risk of adhd & learning disabilities. Grades iii & IV may impact cognitive & motor development & confer eligibility for your state's early intervention program under public law idea. Enroll him now for best outcomes. Ask his dr. About follow-up on mri, vision, hearing. ...Read more

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Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
36 years in practice
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How can I explain to other my disability when I am embarrassed?

How can I explain to other my disability when I am embarrassed?

Analyze....: You must be seen by a psychologist in order to analyze , understand and accept your disability. Once you will be able to accept your problem , you will be able to deal with all other situations related. Even more: may be you will be able to help others. ...Read more

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