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My husband suffers from bipolar disorder, and I have recently found myself becoming increasingly depressed. It almost feels as though his condition is contagious. Is it possible that my husband’s mental illness has influenced the emergence of my depression? The way you phrased your question exactly explains why the answer is no. If you had asked, "can someone being bipolar make me sad or depressed?" the answer would be obviously yes. Mood is reactive to events around it--you get sad when bad things happen, and depressed when really bad things happen. But here, "depression" is used as a specific disease that has nothing to do with sadness. This can be compared to phantom limb pain, which has nothing to do with actual painful stimuli being applied to your (missing) limb. Depression is a chemical imbalance that is outside of your control. The possibility of your husband's symptoms inducing similar symptoms in you would...
I just want to make sure I have this straight. If a person is overweight or obese, potential employers may not hire that person because of her physical condition. If a person is currently employed and overweight or obese, her employer might evaluate her differently because of her physical condition. Now we have situations where if a person loses weight through bariatric surgery and is no longer obese or overweight, she may not secure a job because a potential employer would rather she lost the weight through diet and exercise. Excuse me a minute while I massage my temples with my thumbs and wonder if the same potential employer would not hire a reformed smoker because she used the patch to quit and did not go cold turkey. Never mind, I doubt that logic has anything to do with this.
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Apparently, weight loss through surgery is a hard sell. Perhaps the stereotypes of obese people as lazy or that weight can be controlled through diet and exercise alone a...
Pneumonia - hydrocarbon
Those with mild symptoms may need to be seen by doctors in an emergency room, but may not require a hospital stay.
Persons with moderate and severe symptoms are normally admitted to the hospital, occasionally to an intensive care unit (ICU).
Hospital treatment may include:
Most children who drink or inhale hydrocarbon products and develop chemical pneumonitis recover fully following treatment. Highly toxic hydrocarbons may lead to rapid respiratory failure and death.
Secondary bacterial infections
Calling your health care provider
If you know or suspect that your child has swallowed or inhaled a hydrocarbon product, take them to the emergency room immediately. DO NOT use ipecac to induce vomiting.
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