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Doctor insights on: What Mental Illnesses Am I At Risk For As A Disabled Person

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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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Is a regular IQ test the standard specialists use to measure the intellectual ability of a mentally disabled person or is there special IQ test?

Is a regular IQ test the standard specialists use to measure the intellectual ability of a mentally disabled person or is there special IQ test?

IQ testing at its: best requires individual testing using a test called the WAIS as opposed to a booklet and answer sheet. This is what Disability Boards typically require. The claimant needs to go to a doctor approved to do this by the board. Peace and good health. ...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 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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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 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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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

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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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How do I know as a disabled person when I am depressed?

How do I know as a disabled person when I am depressed?

Sx of clinical depre: If you have the symptoms you have depression--consult with a psychiatrist for DX & rx. ...Read more

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How can occupational therapy help me as a disabled person?

How can occupational therapy help me as a disabled person?

Lots of ways!: On ot can help you to do the adl's (activites of daily living) that you as a disabled person need to be able to do to be as independenta as you can. They will teach you how to care for your self, you personal grooming, cooking, cleaing, toileting, and the activites you do every day. They will show you easier ways, better ways, short cuts and provide you with assistive devices to help you. ...Read more

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What can I receive from a doctor as a disabled person that I could show potential employers?

What can I receive from a doctor as a disabled person that I could show potential employers?

Disabled Documents: I'm not sure you need to show potential employers anything, since this would imply discrimination on the basis of your disability and that is against federal law. If you're trying to explain your limitations because of your disability, that would seem proactive on your part and i'm sure a prospective employer would appreciate your disclosure. First be sure the job is something you can do. ...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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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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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