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Doctor insights on: Job Buckley Syndrome

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How difficult is it for someone who has aspergers syndrome to get a job with responsibility?

How difficult is it for someone who has aspergers syndrome to get a job with responsibility?

Asperger: Depending on onset & severity & education background, not at all difficult, as long as co-workers are supportive. ...Read more

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I'm applying for a job. Do you think I should tell a potential employer I have asperger's syndrome?

I'm applying for a job. Do you think I should tell a potential employer I have asperger's syndrome?

Depends on job: If you know you are going to have trouble doing certain things such as interacting with lots of people or need to avoid too much chaos, then it might be useful to explain to your boss what those needs are to do a good job. That doesn't necessarilty require that you name your diagnosis, but sometimes that helps "explain" why you need things a certain way. Otherwise, no. ...Read more

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I have had post concussion syndrome for 4 months. My job exacerbates symptoms. Am I prolonging recovery or making recovery feel harder?

I have had post concussion syndrome for 4 months. My job exacerbates symptoms.  Am I prolonging recovery or making recovery feel harder?

Treatment available: Since yoiur symptoms have gone on so long, it is time to consider treatment that might help. For instance Amantadine has been shown to significantly improve this condition. Consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome? Affecting my job performance.

How can I get relief from carpal tunnel syndrome? Affecting my job performance.

Wrist splint, NSAIDs: Provided the source of your problem is carpal tunnel syndrome (which is diagnosed definitively by nerve conduction testing), the first step in treatment is to wear a carpal tunnel wrist splint while you sleep. These are available at most drug stores, usually for around $20. Anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. Aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen) can also be used for pain relief. ...Read more

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Help with carpal tunnel syndrome? I'm starting a new job in 2 days and my symptoms are at the worst. What can I do?

Help with carpal tunnel syndrome? I'm starting a new job in 2 days and my symptoms are at the worst. What can I do?

NSAIDS: To help with some of the symptoms you can try Ibuprofen and splints (or at least keep the wrist in a neutral position, avoid bending the wrist). These treatments may help slightly but you could require surgery for permanent relief if these other treatment options fail to resolve your symptoms. An evaluation by a hand surgeon could determine if this in fact the cause and discuss other options. ...Read more

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My husband has delayed sleep deprivation syndrome, he has a hard time sleeping and it effects his job. He works 6am-2:30pm and he can't seem to sleep.

My husband has delayed sleep deprivation syndrome, he has a hard time sleeping and it effects his job. He works 6am-2:30pm and he can't seem to sleep.

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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Is chronic fatigue syndrome be classified as a disability if it causes problems with a job?

Is chronic fatigue syndrome be classified as a disability if it causes problems with a job?

Possibly: It is very difficult to get disability based on this diagnosis because of the absence of objective findings on exam and confirmatory diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Which are the jobs more at risk for cts?

Which are the jobs more at risk for cts?

Depends: People who perform assembly-line work, such as food packaging and electronic manufacturing; or use vibrating tools such as jackhammers, may be more susceptible to cts. ...Read more

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Are there any jobs I really need to try to avoid?

Are there any jobs I really need to try to avoid?

Depends: If you are concerned about working and don't understand your fears, you should spend some time talking with a therapist. ...Read more

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