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Driving and Diabetes [English] Permalink Public

Diabetes is a progressive condition that can affect a person's ability to drive safely. As well, the long term complications of diabetes may result in vision changes, heart disease, nervous system disease, and others, all of which can affect driving fitness. (English) Colour

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Suggestions to Help You Manage Your Health [English] Permalink Public

A worksheet to help you manage nutrition, physical activity, medication, and other areas of health. (English) Colour

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262261
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Caring For Your Feet [English] Permalink Public

People with diabetes are at increased risk for foot problems. High blood glucose can damage the nerves and blood vessels in your feet. Following this list of things to do and not to do will help manage your foot care. (English) Colour

Catalogue Number:
262236
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Anxiety Disorders [English] Permalink Public

Anxiety is the most common form of mental disorder and can take many forms. Major types of anxiety disorders include phobias, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. This fact sheet includes detailed disorder information, as well as tips for speaking with your doctor and a relaxation technique. (English)

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Bipolar Disorder [English] Permalink Public

When mood fluctuations become so extreme that the person feels like their mood state shifts through low and high periods, this can indicate the presence of bipolar disorder. Formerly known as manic-depression, bipolar disorder is a form of clinical depression. (English)

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Depression [English] Permalink Public

Most people have felt depressed at some time in their lives, but for most of these people the depressed moods are brief and disappear on their own. When a case of the “blues” won’t pass after a couple of weeks and begins to interfere with aspects of life, the low mood is usually a sign of clinical depression. Read about different types of depression, risk factors, and possible treatments in this fact sheet. (English)

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [English] Permalink Public

As the name suggests, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is type of mental illness made up of two components: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are persistent, intrusive, and cause the person much distress and discomfort; compulsions, therefore, are carried out in a bid to reduce these anxious, guilty or shameful feelings. (English)

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder [English] Permalink Public

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects people who have gone through a traumatic event in their lives such as a disastrous earthquake, war, rape, a car or plane accident, or physical violence. The anxiety associated with the event can become so persistent and relentless that it interferes with one's day-to-day functioning. (English)

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Schizophrenia [English] Permalink Public

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness caused by a chemical disturbance of the brain’s functioning, resulting in inconsistent and disorganized thought, a blurred sense of reality, and hearing voices that are not there. It is often confused with multiple personality disorder, an entirely different psychiatric disorder. (English)

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) [English] Permalink Public

Many people report feeling sadder in late autumn and winter, blaming this tendency on the shortening of daylight hours and colder temperatures. However, some people develop a more intense sadness known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a type of depression. SAD is characterized by symptoms of lethargy, decreased interest in and withdrawal from usual activities, oversleeping, and overeating. (English)

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