Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other Vocational Practitioners, and Allied Health Professionals

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Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers
DIANE Publishing, 2000 - 445 pages
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Chapter include: comprehensive rehabilitation: evaluation & treatment; psychosocial adjustment to chronic disease & disability; significant body systems; disability consequences of bed rest; spinal cord injury; neuromuscular diseases; peripheral neuropathies; multiple sclerosis; stroke & cerebral trauma: cerebral palsy; epilepsy; amputation; rheumatic diseases; organic musculoskeletal back disorders; chronic pain; alcoholism; drug abuse; mental illness; mental retardation; sexual adjustment to chronic disease & disability; cardiovascular diseases; pulmonary dysfunction; diabetes mellitus; end-stage renal disease; hemophilia; sickle cell disease; cancers; blindness & visual impairments; hearing impairments & deafness; burn; plastic & reconstructive surgery.

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Page 265 - According to this definition, mental retardation refers to "significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period
Page 377 - For purposes of this subsection, an individual is blind only if his central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses, or if his visual acuity is greater than 20/200 but is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees.
Page 19 - The nervous system is divided into the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The CNS consists of the brain and spinal cord.
Page 364 - They are: (1) Change in bowel or bladder habits (2) A sore that does not heal (3) Unusual bleeding or discharge (4) Thickening or lump in breast or elsewhere (5) Indigestion or difficulty swallowing (6) Noticeable change in wart or mole (7) Nagging cough or hoarseness A person who has any of these symptoms should consult a physician promptly.
Page 433 - Metabolism — the sum of all the physical and chemical processes by which living organized substance is produced and maintained (anabolism) and also the transformation by which energy is made available for the uses of the organism (catabolism).
Page 377 - blind' refers to an individual or class of individuals whose central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses or whose visual acuity, if better than 20/200, is accompanied by a limit to the field of vision in the better eye to such a degree that its widest diameter subtends an angle of no greater than 20 degrees. "(2) The terms 'other severely handicapped' and 'severely handicapped individuals...
Page 254 - In time, some cases deteriorate to a vegetative state. "295.3 Schizophrenia, paranoid type. This type of schizophrenia is characterized primarily by the presence of persecutory or grandiose delusions, often associated with hallucinations. Excessive religiosity is sometimes seen. The patient's attitude is frequently hostile and aggressive, and his behavior tends to be consistent with his delusions. In general the disorder does not manifest the gross personality disorganization of the hebephrenic and...
Page 254 - Also, it contrasts with schizoid personality, in which there is little or no progression of the disorder. 295.1 Schizophrenia, hebephrenic type This psychosis is characterized by disorganized thinking, shallow and inappropriate affect, unpredictable giggling, silly and regressive behavior and mannerisms, and frequent hypochondriacal complaints. Delusions and hallucinations, if present, are transient and not well organized. 295.2 Schizophrenia, catatonic type 295.23* Schizophrenia, catatonic type,...
Page 254 - Schizophrenia, simple type This psychosis is characterized chiefly by a slow and insidious reduction of external attachments and interests and by apathy and indifference leading to impoverishment of interpersonal relations, mental deterioration, and adjustment on a lower level of functioning.
Page 241 - A condition in which a drug produces a feeling of satisfaction and a psychic drive that require periodic or continuous administration of the drug to produce pleasure or to avoid discomfort."* Physical dependence.

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