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What kind of condition is being a victim of omestic violence?

What kind of condition is being a victim of omestic violence?

Not a "condition": Domestic violence is not a condition, it's a horrible situation in which some people find themselves. Many factors lead both to the violence and to the decision of the victim to stay in that situation. If you are that person, avail yourself of one of the services locally or nationally that can help you realistically assess options to get out of it. ...Read more

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What kind of life is it for a poor child who is always deformed?

What kind of life is it for a poor child who is always deformed?

Restricted not vain: It is restricted in certain but not all ways.It can be made productive by bringing out the best in them. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a person suffering from a mental disorder called?

Anyone know what is a person suffering from a mental disorder called?

" A person": I know of know specific label for an individual with a mental health issue. ...Read more

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What is it like to live with a narcissist type of person?

What is it like to live with a narcissist type of person?

Challenging: Since a narcissist feels that the world revolves around themselves, it can be tedious to be with such a person for prolonged periods. Since it's a personality trait, it isn't likely something you will be able to change. If there are other aspects of the relationship that make it worth your while, carry-on. Otherwise, consider alternatives. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a person to be a hypochondriac?

What are the causes of a person to be a hypochondriac?

Environment: While the exact cause is not known, it is unlikely that hypochondria is genetic. Hypochondria satisfies some need. What this is may vary from one person to another. Only an investigation of the problem in a particular individual will provide the specific answer. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to live with a personality disorder?

What kind of experience is it to live with a personality disorder?

Frustrating: A key feature to most personality disorders is inflexibility in coping strategies and interpersonal relationships. For a parter or family member this can feel incredibly frustrating and even hopeless since change is hard to come by. There is hope! intervention by a licensed professional with expertise in personality disorders can help, it not a quick fix but does happen. ...Read more

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Hi doctor could you tell me that the patient of schizophrenia is disabled or not disabled?

Hi doctor      could you tell me that the patient of schizophrenia is disabled or not disabled?

Unfortunately: Schizophrenia is one of the most disabling medical conditions early and effective treatments can reduce this risk. ...Read more

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What kind of experience is it to have a borderline personality disorder?

Complex: Don't diagnose your self . Effort to avoid real abandonment . Pattern of unstable intense and interpersonal relationship identity disturbances impulsive at 2 areas recurrent suicidal behavior . And more symptoms should see counselor dbt is right therapy with medication management. ...Read more

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What is happening in the brain of someone who is suffering a nervous breakdown?

What is happening in the brain of someone who is suffering a nervous breakdown?

Not useful term: There is no medical condition called a "nervous breakdown" people use this term for everything from panic attacks to psychosis, and major depression. The brain effects and prognosis is vastly different with each of these as well as the treatment. Any severe mental illness will impair a person's ability to function- this is commonly called a breakdown. Focus on recovery, not labels. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a coma?

What sort of disease is a coma?

Multifactorial: Coma means unarousable unresponsiveness. It is caused by injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the central brain stem or both. The cause is either traumatic or non traumatic . Non traumatic causes are many - anoxic/ischemic, metabolic, endocrine, infectious, degenerative, etc. It is a clinical term with many disease types as cause. ...Read more

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What kind of person is prone to get nyctalopia?

What kind of person is prone to get nyctalopia?

Night blindness: Nyctalopia is a result of diseases of the eye affecting ones ability to see at night or relatively dim conditions. The most common cause is Retinitis pigmentosa. Increasingly refractive eye surgery (LASIK) can affect night vision. Other causes: CSNB, vit A deficiency, retinal detachment, cataract, phenothiazines, macular degeneration, pathological myopia. ...Read more

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My friend is suffering from achondroplasia. What is the likelihood that he would be disabled?

My friend is suffering from achondroplasia. What is the likelihood that he would be disabled?

Achondroplasia: Like any other disease, achondroplasia severity varies in different patients. Mild forms just have their height affected-- short stature. Moderate to severe forms can have disability at different levels. No test can predetermine the severity. So your friend's body will tell us as time passes. ...Read more

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What are the signs that a person has alcoholism?

What are the signs that a person has alcoholism?

Test yourself: There are several tests that may indicate whether you have a problem. The most common screening we use in medicine is the cage questions... ?have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? ?have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? ?have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? ?have you ever taken a drink first thing in the morning (eye-opener). ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of someone being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

What is the likelihood of someone being hospitalized for a kidney infection?

Kidney infection: Unlike a bladder infection, a kidney infection can make you very Ill. In addition to causing excruciating pain on the side of the infected kidney, nausea, vomiting, fever and chills are common symptoms as well. If you are unable to remain well hydrated or take antibiotics without vomiting, hospitalization will be necessary. It is not unusual for patients with a kidney infection to require hospi ...Read more

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Which type of personality disorder is it when someone feels the need to argue about meaningless issues?

Obsessive/Compulsive: A person with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (different from obsessive-compulsive disorder) is another personality disorder that might argue about issues others find meaningless. These folks often have a need for precision and exactitude in the minute details of a project, details that other fail to see as significant. This can lead to lots of arguments. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dementia?

What kind of condition is dementia?

Neurological: Dementia is a clinical term that means a progressive impairment of thinking abilities (often but not always memory) that interferes with the person's abilities to perform their usual daily activities. Many types of disorders can cause dementia. Some, such as low thyroid, low vitamin B12 or severe depression are treatable. Others such as alzheimer's disease have some treatments but cannot be cured. ...Read more

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What would be the behavior of a person who suffers from schizophrenia?

What would be the behavior of a person who suffers from schizophrenia?

Depends: The behavior depends on the type of schizophrenia a person may have. In general here is a list of some behaviors/signs of schizophrenia: social withdrawal, suspiciousness, inappropriate laughter, depression, odd or irrational statements, forgetful, poor hygiene and difficulty concentrating. This link provides some general education about the illness: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/topics/schizo. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs if a psychiatrist tells the state that a child is being abuse?

Can you tell me what occurs if a psychiatrist tells the state that a child is being abuse?

Required by law: Health care providers,teachers,docs,nurses are all required by Texas law to report suspicion of or findings of abuse.The report goes in to a central reporting bureau in Austin & is re-directed to the Child and Family services offices in the city involved.The type & speed of investigation is based on child age & the perceived threat. ...Read more

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What diagnosis activities are required to determine what type of dementia a person has?

What diagnosis activities are required to determine what type of dementia a person has?

Is it reversible?: Tests consider reversible bs irreversible causes of dementia. Look at thyroid function tests, B12 levels, RPR to rule out syphillis. These are metabolic causes.Then ctscan or MRI to r:/o tumor, multiinfarct dementia(mid).If mid, ekg to r/o atrial fibrillation. Newer tests include pet scans and other new x-ray imaging studied. It is common to find small vessel ischemia. ...Read more

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Which type of exercise would be safe for a disabled person?

Which type of exercise would be safe for a disabled person?

Depends on disabilit: Obviously this would depend on the disability . Orthopedic problems should be optimized and carefully reviewed with a physician so as not to cause further injury w exercise. Usually almost everyone can find a little something they can do. Example--swimming an alternative in people with significant joint issues in the legs because it negates weight bearing. Chk w your doctor. ...Read more

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Does caring for a disabled person increase my heart disease risk?

Does caring for a disabled person increase my heart disease risk?

Stress: Not directly, though indirect results of such a stressful circumstance might result in gaining weight, eating less healthy, and becoming sedentary might lead to greater risk in the future. Acute coronary risk goes up when stress/anxiety levels are high. ...Read more

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How can a pet help a disabled person?

How can a pet help a disabled person?

Pet for disabled: Many disabled persons suffer from loneliness and depression. A pet that can give unconditional love to its owner can be of great benefit and improve the quality of life for the diabled one. The proper pet can give hours of joy to its owner and tnns of love. ...Read more

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How can I be more social as a disabled person?

Get out and have fun: Many communities have adult social centers and shuttles to get to them. Or you could look online for a local group doing something you enjoy. Once you know the members, meet up with them in a public place (carefully!). However you do it, to be social you've got to meet people, and that means getting out of the house. If you need help, find a buddy to go with you, or alternate several for backup. ...Read more

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How can I stay safe in my home as a disabled person?

How can I stay safe in my home as a disabled person?

Accomodation: Depending on the type and extent of your disability, there are a number of things that can be done to modify your home to allow you to continue to live there. There are also companies that can provide home-health services to help care for you. Your doctor should be able to point you in the right direction if this is what you want. ...Read more

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How am I vulnerable as a disabled person in my home?

How am I vulnerable as a disabled person in my home?

Vulnerable to ??: What? Falls? Injury? Infectious disease? Crime? Probably yes, but with precautions and appropriate assistance there is no reason that you can't be safe healthy and happy on your home. ...Read more

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Can you offer some advice on caring for a disabled person?

Can you offer some advice on caring for a disabled person?

Care for caregiver.: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fixing-families/201109/self-care-the-caretaker

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What mental illnesses am I at risk for as a disabled person?

What mental illnesses am I at risk for as a disabled person?

Feeling Blue...: Being 'disabled' doesn't raise your risk of mental illness as a whole; generally speaking. However the severity of your disability may lead to a "depressed" state of mind and that can lead to clinical depression if not addressed. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get SSI for a disabled person?

SSI: Depends of degree of disability. For example is comatose should not take long.

Discuss with your case worker. ...Read more

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How can I get people in the public to help me as a disabled person?

How can I get people in the public to help me as a disabled person?

Noni....: It is not good to make people feel sorry for you...You must try to do it by yourself and demonstrate that beside the disability you can! ...Read more

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What activities can I do with my family to help me emotionally as a disabled person?

What activities can I do with my family to help me emotionally as a disabled person?

Communication: If you are diabled, communication becomes very important. You need to tell your family what you enjoy & you need to know what they enjoy. You need to plan how your disability affects the things they enjoy a minimize & they need to plan accordingly to help you enjoy things your like to do and same for things you all like and would llike to do together. Communication is hte key. Keep lines open. ...Read more

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How can I help a disabled person prepare meals?

How can I help a disabled person prepare meals?

Meals on Wheels: Helping a disabled person prepare meals is a complicated topic and depends on the disability. I want to help by sending you to the website for "Meals on Wheels". This is a service that brings meals to disabled people and the elderly. The City of Boston also has links to these services and elderly nutrition programs. http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org http://www.cityofboston.gov/elderly/healthfit ...Read more

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What are politically correct terms to call a disabled person?

There are many: There are probably many politically correct terms used to describe the disabled. One term i hear frequently is "differently abled.". ...Read more

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Could a disabled person have any animal as a service animal, by law?

Could a disabled person have any animal as a service animal, by law?

No: Service animals are almost exclusively dogs (w exception of miniature horses). Emotional support animals are not restricted by species (dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, miniature pig, monkey, snake, hedgehog, rat, mouse, bird, etc.). ...Read more

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How do I transition smoothly from school to work as a disabled person?

New beginnings!: Transitions are always a tricky time in life no matter what type of "abled" you are! your school should have a team that is set up to help you with this transition. There are also typically a number of community resources available to help. Reach out of your friends and family as well to let them know how they can support you during this time of changes and new beginnings! good luck! ...Read more

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How can improve my self-esteem as a disabled person?

How can improve my self-esteem as a disabled person?

Be Productive: Find something you can do through volunteerism; start a home based business. Anytime you are helping others adn making an income you will have good self-esteem. I have seen a couple of people that were born with no legs and no arms that became motivational speakers and learned to do many things for themselves. ...Read more

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I feel labeled as a disabled person, what can I do to cope?

I feel labeled as a disabled person, what can I do to cope?

Disabled but Enabled: Disability is a relative term. First define for yourself what "you" consider being disabled. Most people feel enabled when they view their supposed "disability" from a different perspective. Don't think about what you cannot do, but rather what you still can do...This is so much more empowering and often quite illuminating. Do things in a different way if you can't do them the same as before! ...Read more