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What Kind Of Condition Is Being A Disabled Person
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
" A person": I know of know specific label for an individual with a mental health issue. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends of degree of disability. For example is comatose should not take long.
Discuss with your case worker. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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