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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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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Is degenerated disk desease a disability?

Depends: The term "lumbar degenerative disc disease" is a very broad and non-specific category with varying levels of severity and symptoms. Most patients are not classified as "disabled" due to the problem. There may be lifting and work restrictions given by your doctor which can be classified as "impairments".Impai. ...Read more

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What number of different disabilities are there?

What number of different disabilities are there?

Can't calculate them: Disability us more than just an injury or loss of function of a body part it has to do with your occupation and your ability to be retrained. As an example if you lose you 5th finger you would not be disabled if you drive a truck but you could be if you were a concert pianist. If you could train the pianist to play the drums you would no longer be disabled. Disability is a legal not medical term. ...Read more

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What are the americans with disabilities amendments?

What are the americans with disabilities amendments?

Work rules: The american with disabilities act (1990) primarily aimed to eliminate discrimination in the workplace for people with disabilities. It was amended in 2008 to define "disability" as some people with disabilities were not being protected due to the interpretation of the original definition. ...Read more

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Is diabetes a disability?

Is diabetes a disability?

No: Diabetes is a diagnosis that requires lifestyle modification and medical care. It does not require that you cease work. Specific jobs may have rules (Specialty truck drivers, airplane pilots) that make work difficult with Diabetes. If you have gone unconscious due to your Diabetes or Heart Disease, driving may be prohibited for a period of months. ...Read more

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Is narcolepsy a disability?

Is narcolepsy a disability?

Not usually : Usually we can control daytime sleepiness and cataplexy with meds. Most narcoleptics don't need disability. ...Read more

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What re symptoms of disabilities in babies?

What re symptoms of disabilities in babies?

Dis(lack of) ability: Whether it is rolling over, walking, smiling in response to a human face & vocalization, much of these skills have been studied in large populations & a range of time within which they emerge is considered the norm. When these fail to emerge on time, suspicion of a motor , speech or other problem may be suspected. Some skills ore more predictive of physical or mental abilities than others. ...Read more

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Is Costochondritis considered a disability?

Is Costochondritis considered a disability?

No: Disability means a person cannot do something that a person (without a particular illness or problem) can do. Costochondritis is not a disability because a person with costochondritis can still do many or most of the things that people without costochondritis can do. However, one can be disabled in one's own profession... which means that costochondritis may be a disability for a trumpet player. ...Read more

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Describe the features of disability needing a caregiver.?

Describe the features of disability needing a caregiver.?

Care giver: In most instances this comes down to one's ability to perform activities of daily living (nutrition, hygiene, etc) as well as ambulation or transfers. If one is not able to perform these basic functions, a care giver (part of full time is needed). ...Read more

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Is intellectual disabilities something that run in families?

Is intellectual disabilities something that run in families?

Yes.: Familial, inherited factors are actually the most common cause for intellectual disabilities. ...Read more

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What conditions and disabilities are linked to chromosome 17?

What conditions and disabilities are linked to chromosome 17?

Multiple: Most commonly known include: bladder and breast cancer calcifications and cysts charcot-marie-tooth disease depression ehlers-danlos syndrome osteogenesis imperfecta glycogen storage disease neurofibromatosis type i maturity onset diabetes of the young type 5 galactosemia in addition there are multiple syndromes, disorders and deficiencies that are extremely rare. ...Read more

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Is asthma a disability?

Is asthma a disability?

No....: Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. However, between episodes, most patients are completely asymptomatic. It is a very treatable disease and does not result in disability even though it is not curable. ...Read more

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Is being obese a disability?

Is being obese a disability?

Obesity: Obesity indicates • Poor Dietary habits with lack of discipline • Lack of Exercise • Poor coping with stresses in life It is Not what you eat, IT IS what is eating you! Being obese is not a Disability Obesity can lead to • Diabetes • Heart disease • High Blood Pressure Complications of these diseases can cause Disability ...Read more

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Are allergies considered disabilities?

Generally not: Allergies in general would not be considered a disability. An exception might be an asthmatic with severe disease. The goal of good allergy care would be to not let one's allergies be so severe that they are disabling, . ...Read more

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Is having dermatomyositis considered a disability?

Is having dermatomyositis considered a disability?

No: Dm is a treatable disease, and we attempt to restore the patient's quality of life back to pre-diagnosis. Only if the conventional treatments fail do I consider having the patient apply for disability. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is asperger's disorder considered a disability?

Hello docs, is asperger's disorder considered a disability?

Sometimes, depending: Most people with asperger's syndrome do not have language delays, and are able to work and earn their livings. They do have difficulty relating to others though, and see the world very differently. There are varying intensities of these problems, and how much they interfere with social interactions. Any disability evaluation would have to consider these issues. http://tinyurl.com/nxtwc8c. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy considered a disability?

Is epilepsy considered a disability?

Depends: A disability is a condition that affects major life activities. If your seizures are under control, then there really isn't a disability (unless you were a commercial pilot!) If seizures aren't controlled, then, yes. ...Read more

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Is raynauds diesase considered a disability?

Is raynauds diesase considered a disability?

Legal decision: As noted by my colleagues, raynaud's disease can be considered a disability...And not really a disability. For the individual it is a problem, and sometimes serious and debilitating. The issue of disability is actually a legal one, as such decisions are made by a judge regardless of what the physician might say in his or her record or report. ...Read more

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Are allergies/anaphylactic reactions classed as a disability?

Are allergies/anaphylactic reactions classed as a disability?

Not usually: Unless something interferes with your ability to perform normal activities or perform employment, you are not considered disabled. Severe asthma is probably one of the few conditions associated with "allergies" but allergies or anaphylaxis are usually not considered a disability. ...Read more

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I have a p.e can I claim disability benefits?

I have a p.e can I claim disability benefits?

Start here: https://www.gov.uk/dla-disability-living-allowance-benefit/overview This site will guide your first queries. I'd expect that it will take patience and organization, but this is a start. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I organize my medications for my disability?

How do I organize my medications for my disability?

Meds: I am not sure what you mean to organize your meds for disability, but if you need to arrange them in a way that you would be able to access them in a right order, use a pillbox. If you are applying for disability and need to fill out the list of meds you are taking, you just copy the name of each medication, its strength and directions for use. ...Read more

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Do I need medications for the pain from my disability?

Do I need medications for the pain from my disability?

Not necessarily: Every person has a different tolerance for pain. Millions of people in this country have chronic pain. Some people cope quite well and carry on normal lives despite chronic pain. Other people cope very poorly and become severely disabled by chronic pain. Seeing a physician who is experienced in the management of chronic pain can be helpful to those who are not coping well. ...Read more

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Are there any limitations of the kurtzke disability status scale (dss)?

DSS limitation: Please see following internet page: http://www.Overcomingmultiplesclerosis.Org/about-ms/types-of-ms/kurtzke-edss-scale/.

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Can you get disability for ms?

Yes, possible: Unfortunately, many with MS develop progressive disability, which leads to inability to work. Social security disability and private disability policies can be available for many of these unfortunate individuals. ...Read more

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How can my faith help me with my disability?

Helps good choices: Admitting to problems and getting the right help takes strength and courage. That's where one's faith is valuable. That internal compass and strength along with those who share your faith can provide the internal and external resources one needs to choose well and get well. ...Read more

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How likely will a stroke lead to disability?

How likely will a stroke lead to disability?

Depends on severity: The likelihood of a disability from a stroke depends on the severity of the stroke, the type of stroke (hemorrhagic vs ischemic) and how quickly one seeks emergency treatment for the stroke. Any suspicion of stroke symptoms warrants immediate emergency care. ...Read more

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When is diabetes a disability under the ada?

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When is diabetes a disability under the ada?

Case by case: In general, diabetes is a disability under the ada when it limits one or more of a person's major life activities, has done so in the past, or a person with diabetes is being discriminated against with the assumption that they cannot perform certain activities. See the equal employment opportunity commission website for more: http://www.Eeoc.Gov/facts/diabetes.Html. ...Read more

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Does being blind qualify you for disability?

Does being blind qualify you for disability?

Depends : Disability is defined by not having the physical and / or mental capacity to work. Vision is one component. It depends on your insurance policy, state and federal criteria and the potential demands on our job. They do have the right to see if you are trainable in another job. ...Read more

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