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Albinism

Written by David Ojo WHAT IS ALBINISM? The word albinism usually refers to oculocutaneous albinism-OCA. Albinism is a rare disorder that causes a lower amount of melanin to be produced in the body. Melanin is produced in the body by cells called melanocytes. This is what makes your skin hair and eyes dark. It helps […]

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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

What are Neurodevelopmental Disorders? These are “a group of heterogeneous conditions characterized by delay or disturbance in the acquisition of skills in a variety of developmental domains, these include motor, social, language, and cognition.” The great diversity of neurodevelopmental disorders is reflected in the fact that some of those affected show specific deficits that do […]

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ADHD-Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

What exactly is ADHD-Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? ADHD is considered a disorder in which it makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. These people may also be restless and almost constantly active. ADHD is not considered just a childhood disorder. While symptoms of ADHD begin in childhood, ADHD can continue through […]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder AKA PTSD

Ever wonder what PTSD is? PTSD is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event. The person who develops PTSD could have either experienced a terrifying event or witnessed one. Often times, PTSD is also triggered by a lot of surgeries. Symptoms of PTSD are flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as […]

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Accessibility for the disabled community

Have you ever wondered why accessibility was so important for those of us who are disabled? Have you thought of how hard it might be for those of us who are disabled to get around the community? I’ve had first hand experience with inaccessibility issues within the community. I first experienced it several times in […]

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Multiple Personality Disorder or Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) is thought to be a complex psychological condition that is likely caused by many factors, including severe trauma during early childhood (usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse). What is Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder? Most of us have experienced mild dissociation, which […]

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Schizophrenia and How to treat it

Introduction What exactly is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder which distorts the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality, and relates to others. Those who have schizophrenia- the most chronic and disabling of the major mental illnesses- often have problems functioning in society, at work, at school, and in relationships. Schizophrenia […]

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Bipolar Disorder

What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar Disorder use to be known as manic depressive disorder. The reason for that is because of its extreme mood swings from depression to mania. Bipolar disorder is very serious and can cause risky behavior, even suicidal tendencies, and can be treated with therapy and medication. Can Bipolar Disorder be prevented? […]

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How can I find a job while having a mental health condition?

Do you think someone with a mental health condition can work? The answer is that yes, many people with mental health conditions can and do work. While finding a job you enjoy can help improve your mental health and give you a sense of purpose. Studies show that most adults with a serious or severe […]

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Working with a disability

Introduction People often wonder if you can work when you have a disability. The short answer to that question is “yes,” you can work when you have a disability. There are certain laws that protect a disabled person from discrimination while in the workplace. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment […]

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