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Do people ever recover from major depression?

Do people ever recover from major depression?

Yes, but chronic Rx: Major depression is an episodic but chronic illness for most sufferers. Most people with depression recover with treatment, but many are unable to sustain recovery because they stop treatment prematurely. ...Read more

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What most people bullied about?

What most people bullied about?

No single thing: Bullying can take many forms. It mostly is about power--the ability of one person to humiliate another. Bullies look for weakness, so they tend to focus on differences, real or perceived, such as looks, clothes, sexual preference, intelligence (too high or too low) that they can use to embarrass and intimidate others. ...Read more

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What worldwide accommodations are there for people who are disabled?

What worldwide accommodations are there for people who are disabled?

Depends on travel: There are no international standards for disability accommodations. Developed countries tend to have accommodations, however, some areas are not conducive for accommodations. For example, venice italy, as well as most historic areas in europe will not be conducive to wheelchair accessibility. Do lots of research online as part of your travel planning. ...Read more

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What jobs are unavalible to schizophrenia sufferers?

What jobs are unavalible to schizophrenia sufferers?

It Depends: There are a few jobs that exclude people who have severe mental disorders (e.g. Military, police officers, etc...); however, for someone who does not have severe symptoms, they pretty much can do any work they really want. If they are able engage in good psychotherapy, their symptoms should remit most actually do in fact recovery if they stay with it. www.madinamerica.com for all long term studi. ...Read more

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Do the people who have suffered from amnesia ever fully recover theirr memories?

Do the people who have suffered from amnesia ever  fully recover theirr memories?

Often permanent: Amnesia associated with head injury or concussion, transient global amnesia, amnesia associated with severe brain condition (subarachnoid hemorrhage or subdural hematoma), post-operative delirium, all will have permanent gaps in memory regarding that "slice in time". ...Read more

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Why aren't deaf people allowed to join the military?

Medical standards: Being unable to hear can be a matter of life and death in some environments. ...Read more

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Why are so many people at chicago airport fat?

Why are so many people at chicago airport fat?

Obesity: Obesity is a national epidemic. The reasons are multifactorial which is why it's such a tough problem to tackle. There isn't one magic bullet unfortunately. ...Read more

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Are there group homes for mci retired people?

Are there group homes for mci retired people?

Not specifically: However many who live in assisted living have cognitive deficits. It can be helpful to look at places that have multiple levels of care as many who have mci will develop dementia in the future. ...Read more

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Why can't autistic people join the military?

Why can't autistic people join the military?

AGree w Dr. Fricke: "Current or history of other mental disorders (all 290–319 not listed above) that in the opinion of the civilian or military provider will interfere with, or prevent satisfactory performance of military duty, are disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/neurotic.htm ...Read more

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Has anybody suffered social withdrawal when they retired?

Has anybody suffered social withdrawal when they retired?

Of course.: But it is not the healthiest way to deal with retirement, and can lead to a depressive episode. If the social withdrawal is the only symptom and it doesn't last too long, probably of no concern. But if other symptoms present, ie: changes in sleeping, appetite or energy or the withdrawal drags on, a psychiatric evaluation would not hurt and may be very helpful. ...Read more

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What are better college campuses for disabled students?

What are better college campuses for disabled students?

All colleges...: ...Are either fully accessible now, or have access to all essential facilities. Otherwise it's a matter of preference - a bunch of small buildings vs. A single large building with an elevator? Are hills acceptable? Traffic crossings? ...Read more

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Are there ever good outcomes for people having spine surgery?

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Are there ever good outcomes for people having spine surgery?

Yes: Along with total knee and total hip replacement, routine spine surgeries are amongst the most successful surgeries in orthopaedics when done in the right circumstances. Be sure to select a surgeon who can thoroughly communicate all of the details, risks and benefits of surgery prior, so that an educated, informed decision can be made in whether or not to proceed. ...Read more

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Where can I find out about neonatal mortality rates?

Where can I find out about neonatal mortality rates?

Internet: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/statistics/indneonatalmortality/en/.

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Are people who are trying to recover from a drug addiction usually violent? Frightened of my boyfriend.

Are people who are trying to recover from a drug addiction usually violent? Frightened of my boyfriend.

Caution!: It is common for someone to experience depression, irritability, anger & frustration while going through the early stages of recovery. Rarely this can lead to episodic violent behavior. If he has been verbally or physically abusive, you need support and guidance to avoid injury. Al-anon is a support group for the families of addicts. Don't hesitate to reach out to familiy and friends. ...Read more

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Why do mentally disabled people sometimes hit themselves?

Why do mentally disabled people sometimes hit themselves?

Gene > brain >: behavior is studied by translational research. OMIM, a genetic database, lists 1,077 molecular genetic defects that cause Intellectual Disability, often moderate-severe, +/- Autistic Spectrum Disorder with Self-Injurious Behavior in their Neurobehavioral profiles. SIB used by a non- verbal person to avoid situations or attain desires often responds to behavioral therapy +/- medications. ...Read more

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Do people without depression ever commit suicide?

Do people without depression ever commit suicide?

Yes: Although major depression and bipolar depression are frequently implicated in suicide, people who are abusing prescription medications or recreational drugs certainly commit suicide also. So do people who are despairing for other reasons - not a full depression, but decision to end life. Panic disorder can also become so anguishing that the person commits suicide as well. These are just a few. ...Read more

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Is porphyria research being conducted?  how can I volunteer to participate in research? 

Porphyria research: Information about ongoing research can be found at the american porphyria foundation website. Www. Porphyriafoundation.Com. ...Read more

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Why are some people born blind?

Why are some people born blind?

Blind at birth: While prematurity leading to hyperoxygen retinal degeneration can severely impair vision, there are some other rare conditions that may completely impair vision including hypodevelopment of the eyes, cortical blindness, and various internal eye maldevelopments. You pediatrician can help sort these out and find the proper specialist for help. ...Read more

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