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What Worldwide Accommodations Are There For People Who Are Disabled
Depends on travel: There are no international standards for disability accommodations. Developed countries tend to have accommodations, however, some areas are not conducive for accommodations. For example, venice italy, as well as most historic areas in europe will not be conducive to wheelchair accessibility. Do lots of research online as part of your travel planning. ...Read more
Depends: Adult resources for those with autism are often hard to find and vary widely depending where you live. They certainly exist and can be invaluable for some individuals, but funding is typically a chronic problem, so they tend to come and go, even where they are well established. ...Read more
Definitions change: The original term was "idiot savant." the reason these rare individuals are of such interest is that often their overall capabilities, what most of us would think of as intelligence, is quite low, and yet in one or two specific areas, they have skills vastly superior to the average population. The term "autistic savant" is now preferred, but mental retardation usually is a part of the picture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Group homes exist for a number of different reasons. They provide a safe structured environment where skilled staff can provide care, training and support for others with special needs arising from physical or mental disorders. Examples would be patients suffering from schizophrenia, head trauma and mental retardation. ...Read more
Hello.There are many people in the world where no medical services are available. Is there safe treatment/pain control for elderly leukemia patient ?
Yes: It all depends on the degree of illness. ...Read more
Obesity in elderly: Obesity in elderly increases risk for heart disease, high BP, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, cancer etc. Obesity can lead to debility & loss of function/independence and vice versa. Check out https://hpi.georgetown.edu/agingsociety/pubhtml/obesity2/obesity2.html, http://bmb.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/1/169.full & http://www.obesityaction.org/wp-content/uploads/Obesity_in_the_Elderly_online.pdf ...Read more
Social phobia, work: Antisocial and social phobia (social anxiety) could be two different things. If someone is suffering from debilitating psychological/emotional problems, he or she can go to their state division of rehabilitation services. These agencies are mandated to help diagnose problems, and if a person is a candidate for services, to do or find job training that helps someone be able to find a job. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No symptoms: Some people may not be prone to exhibit symptoms with scabies or any other insect bite. Some people release more histamine in response to bite reactions and have more severe symptoms. It is important when treating scabies to treat all close contacts who were exposed to ensure that the asymptomatic person does not reinfect symptomatic people. ...Read more
Varies as snowflakes: Ideally, everyone would have a thorough evaluation with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist, have medical tests to rule out medical or metabolic diseases that can mimic it and have psychological testing. Fact is it probably depends on access to competent providers who will take the time - a function of finances, insurance, and managed care restrictions pressures. Look 4 the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The PWLTTO Group: That's the best group i know of. It's the... People who listen to their oncologist group. ...Read more
Work rules: The american with disabilities act (1990) primarily aimed to eliminate discrimination in the workplace for people with disabilities. It was amended in 2008 to define "disability" as some people with disabilities were not being protected due to the interpretation of the original definition. ...Read more
Yes: The suboxobe provider must first agree to provide cane to a patient. This is done following the initial consultation. ...Read more
What percentage of kids are mentally gifted? How many kids are treated with ADHD actually are gifted?
No relationship.: "gifted" refers to performance on standardized IQ testing, which is designed so that "average" is an IQ of 100 and, depending on your definition, 1 to 3.5 percent are in the highly superior range. Individuals with adhd, on average, are not more likely to be intellectually gifted than those without adhd. But, when matched for iq, those with adhd may perform less well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why are there so many people in psychiatric hospitals when there are clinics and medicines available?
See below: If someone is a danger to themself or others, unable to care for self due their psychiatric disorders, or is failing treatment, then they may need psychiatric hospitalization until they are stable enough to return to outpatient (clinic) management. People are not just locked away in psychiatric hospitals. They are given medicine, counseling, and activities to treat their disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual: The major food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shelfish. Some patients with pollen allergy can have reaction to some fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
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