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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?

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