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I have been diagnosed with CRPS recently. Will my condition deteriorate? Can I claim disability living allowance for this condition? Education help?
Chronic pain: Regional pain syndrome can be very debilitating and yes you can claim disability status. Approval would depend on the affected extremity and severity of the symptoms. Additionally, your condition can improve with time and treatment allowing you return to work. It may also deteriorate causing you to go back on disability. As long as disability is approved initially you can always go on and off. ...Read more
None: Disability is a certification of inability to make income, and cash is paid depending on the organization responsible (government/private). Allowance for hired help or funds for housing are a separate function, usually by state agencies to reduce institutionalization rates. They do not involve cash to the disabled individual. ...Read more
Remember Humanity: As difficult as it is to live with a recognized illness or disability, the invisible ones (like vision loss, mental illness, etc.) pose the additional challenge of being dismissed by able-bodied folks as minimal. Do not "become" your disability, but rather, seek to find meaning in the ways that you still can heal others, and in so doing, you heal yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me if there is a disability or some disorder or something that makes people feel uncomfortable when they are touched or any physical contact?
Personal: Patients I have met in the past, that have this, have had problems in their childhood where they have been molested or abused. Just the touching aspect is not really a disorder, if they generally avoid most type of social interaction then it has a name. So a deeper understanding of where the 'no touch' rule began could help you better understand that position. ...Read more
No: These centers focus on physical barriers to community living. ...Read more
Some ecoli inadvertently came into contact with some books and a remote months ago. Is there any chance any of it could still be alive?
E. coli: This bacteria is inordinately common. It is present on your skin around your anus and on the lower extremities. It has the potential, although unlikely, to persist on inanimate surfaces, but is not likely to be a risk of creating any sort of infection. If you are an OCD this might be cause to discuss with a therapist. ...Read more
I've been depressed and living in isolation all for years. Can anybody give me some advice or a help contact?
Is it possible for ADHD to make someone prone to living in solitude and wanting to avoid human contact?
Does living in the same house with that of a chicken pox patient necessarily lead to contacting that disease?
Yes if never before: All household members are at risk for contracting chicken pox if one member has active chicken pox and these household members have never had chicken pox. If they have contracted chicken pox in the past, then there is theoretically no risk. ...Read more
More Info Please: In general, there is a small percentage of the population who is disabled. If you have a specific health challenge, that you can share, we may be able to better help answer the question as to likelihood in your particular case. If you can talk about condition, diagnostic and radiologic studies done, treatments tried, results of treatment, it could be beneficial. ...Read more
Many: Need willing & understanding partner. Ss for non-disabled, sex should primarily be matter of intimacy with feelings of closeness & wanting to provide mutual pleasure including kissing & stroking. Options vary according to disability, ie paraplegic, male or female needs to be under partner & lying on back for intercourse if male. See movie 'the sessions' w helen hunt. Consider seeing sex counselor. ...Read more
Some are some aren't: Some disabilities are present from birth and some are acquired from injuries or diseases. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult: With the new adaaa, mental illness of any kind can be considered disabling if it prevents the performance of the essential functions of a job and can not be reasonably accommodated by an employer. Hope this hels. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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