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Are these OCD behaviors symptoms of disabilities?

Are these OCD behaviors symptoms of disabilities?

OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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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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Please tell me, are physical disabilities hereditary?

Please tell me, are physical disabilities hereditary?

Some are some aren't: Some disabilities are present from birth and some are acquired from injuries or diseases. ...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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Can I stay physically active if I have a disability?

Can I stay physically active if I have a disability?

Disability: Absolutely -yes. It also depends on the disability and the limitations it imposes on you. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one way for a person w/ a physical disability to lose weight?

What is considered the number one way for a person w/ a physical disability to lose weight?

Proper nutrition: If the person is unable to do any kind of physical activity than only way to loose weight is by cutting down on total calories intake and proper nutrition, which means eating properly.Eliminate all sugars and sugary drinks, consume more fruits and vegies, whole grains, and low saturated fat and drink plenty of water.You can consult a nutritionist for that. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are the symptoms of learning disability?

What are the symptoms of learning disability?

Comprehension : Ld people have varying degrees of difficulty to comprehend or process information. Sometimes the input is visual, sometimes it's verbal, depending on the disability. Sometimes it's the outputs that are inefficient, as in an expressive language problem. This makes learning very trying. Accommodations really help these learners ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight if you have a physical disability that prevents you from being able to exercise?

What is the best way to lose weight if you have a physical disability that prevents you from being able to exercise?

No Carbs & ↓Quantity: Carbohydrates/sugar (carbohydrate/starch means sugar, both simple & complex) is the least needed food (esp. fructose) & most easily/quickly converted to fat by liver, eliminate all sources. Go HFLC , track wt. daily to 0.1 lb, after up & toilet, & review what eaten previous day to learn what works. Suggest study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, my other answers ...Read more

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Can you let me know is IBS considered a physical disability?

Can you let me know is IBS considered a physical disability?

No...: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is a common functional digestive disorder common to 15 % of the population. It has variable manifestations and symptoms are controlled through a variety of modalities including diet, drugs and alternative therapies. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which kind of physical or mental disabilities is caused by menkes syndrome?

Which kind of physical or mental disabilities is caused by menkes syndrome?

Many issues : Children may not live past 3.Copper accumulates in some tissues and enzymes to use it are missing with not enough copper in the nervous system . Patients have failure to develop seizures , intellectual disability . This is an x linked recessive genetic condition. ...Read more