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What are the different categories of disabilities?


There are many different kinds of disabilities. Some disabilities affect one or more parts of the body and others affect how you think or feel. With the internet, there’s no limit to people sharing their personal stories about living with a disability so it’s important to know what kind of disability someone has before you start talking about them. Here are some common categories:

Physical Disability

The term “disability” refers to physical impairments that may be caused by an illness or injury. These disabilities can range from mild to severe and include things like blindness and deafness, mental health conditions (such as depression), learning disabilities and epilepsy.

Physical disabilities are often confused with mental health issues because they have similarities in terms of how they affect your life on a daily basis. For example, if you have been unable to work because of a physical condition such as arthritis or MS (multiple sclerosis) then this could mean you will need assistance from others throughout your lifetime instead of being able to fully rely on yourself at all times which is what makes having these kinds of issues so difficult for some people who must deal with them every single day without fail!

Intellectual Disabilities

Intellectual disabilities, also known as learning disabilities or developmental disabilities, are disorders that affect the ability to think, learn and reason. They can be present from birth or before the age of 18. Intellectual disability is not the same as mental illness.

Intellectual disability refers to deficits in intellectual functioning (such as IQ scores) rather than deficits in social skills or behavior. Some people with an intellectual disability may have difficulties with daily living activities such as dressing themselves and bathing themselves but this does not mean they have a mental illness.

Psychological and Psychiatric Disabilities

Psychological and Psychiatric Disabilities

  • Mental illness and mental health conditions
  • Anxiety disorders: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias (e.g., fear of spiders), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Depression: major depressive episode or bipolar disorder (manic depression). These are severe mood disorders that can impact your ability to function at home, work or school. You may feel sad for long periods of time or depressed most days for weeks at a time without seeing any improvement in mood. You may feel irritable and have difficulty concentrating on tasks that require attention; you may also lose interest in previously enjoyable activities such as work or hobbies. Some people experience mixed feelings — this is called “depressive mixed states” — which means they have both the symptoms of major depression and mania; others only experience one type at any given time.

Sensory Disabilities

Sensory disabilities are a group of disorders that affect the senses. There are four main types:

  • Visual disabilities (for example, blindness)
  • Hearing disabilities (for example, deafness)
  • Smell and taste disorders and gastrointestinal tract conditions that can cause people to lose their sense of smell or taste. These conditions include colorectal cancer, chronic gastrointestinal infections such as giardia infection, bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine which causes bloating and diarrhea; celiac disease which is an autoimmune disorder affecting the small intestine; Crohn’s disease which affects both colon and rectum walls; cystic fibrosis where there is abnormal thickening of mucus within the lungs causing shortness of breath when breathing deeply; diabetes mellitus type 1 or gestational diabetes mellitus where high blood sugar levels develop during pregnancy due to problems with insulin production by cells in pancreatic beta cells located near insulin producing cells called beta cells located around body tissues).

There are many different kinds of disabilities.

You may have a disability, which means that you have a physical or mental condition that makes it hard for you to do things. Some disabilities are temporary and will go away on their own, while others may last for life. There are always disability support services to help the suffering individuals.

  • Physical Disabilities: These include conditions such as blindness, deafness and paralysis. If you have one of these conditions, it means there’s a limit to what you can do with your body (for example: if someone is blind they won’t be able to see well). However, despite this limitation on movement and vision—you still need help from other people in order to live an active lifestyle like running around town or cooking dinner!
  • Intellectual Disability: This refers specifically towards intellectual functioning; meaning how well developed your brain is compared with others’ brains of average IQ levels (i.e., those who might not be considered disabled). People who have cognitive deficits typically require significant support services throughout their lives because they’re unable to function independently without assistance from professionals caseworkers like social workers.”


We hope you’ve learned a lot about disabilities today! There are many different kinds of disabilities and they affect millions of people all over the world. We wish you good luck in your journey as it will be a tough one – but we know you can do it!

Uneeb Khan
Uneeb Khan
Uneeb Khan CEO at blogili.com. Have 4 years of experience in the websites field. Uneeb Khan is the premier and most trustworthy informer for technology, telecom, business, auto news, games review in World.

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