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A group for the discussion of general issues relating to attention deficit disorders, including its challenges and advantages. Open to adults with ADD/ADHD, parents of children with these disorders, and others dealing with people affected by attention deficit disorders.
|Addiction & Recovery
A supportive resource for people recovering from addictions (drugs, alcohol, over-eating, gambling, etc.) which negatively affect all areas of their lives, and for friends and family of recovering or active addicts.
Discuss the various aspects of Aspergers and PDD and share life experiences as well as support. People who have family members or friends with Aspergers or PDD are welcome.
Share information and provide support for cancer patients, survivors, and their families. Engage in activism that will promote research and improve the care that cancer patients receive.
|Chronic Health Conditions Discussion and Support
A group for DUers who are affected either directly or indirectly by chronic ailments, including family, friends, and medical professionals.
|Deaf/Hard of Hearing
A group for Deaf/Hard of Hearing DUers to identify and communicate among each other, gather information, and make friends. Hearing people are also welcome.
Discuss issues related to disability.
|Eating Disorders Support
A safe haven to discuss issues and experiences related to disordered eating concerns; including resources, news, and research related to such disorders including, but not limited to, food addictions, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and compulsive overeating, as well as body image issues.
|End of Life Issues
This is for both people experiencing their own end of life issues, and for thos who suppport or work with those people. It is a non-judgemental area. IMPORTANT NOTE ON SUICIDE: It is common, at this stage of life, to contemplate "wouldn't it be better for everyone if...." and we'll tolerate those hypothetical discussions. But if it turns out "I'm gonna tonight..." we have to invoke DU rules, which includes closing the thread and giving you some support numbers and probably notifying the administrators. Your safety is foremost. Let's not hash that out in reality, but hash it out in discussion. You're dying. Your dad (or mom) (or spouse) is dying. A close friend is dying. It's all okay. People die, but we don't discuss it much. People have plenty to say about birth, but we say so little about the other end of the process. This is where this forum will help. Keep well everyone, but if it gets hard, this is the place to go.
|Exercise and Fitness
Discuss exercise, fitness and nutrition. Experts, novices, and those interested in beginning an exercise program are all welcome.
Discuss all aspects of health and health care policy.
Share information and provide support for HIV/AIDS patients, survivors, and their families, and engage in activism that will promote research and improve the care that HIV/AIDS patients receive.
|Mental Health Information
Share information about mental health.
|Mental Health Support
A safe place where people can talk about mental illness and how it is affecting their lives.
A place for like-minded progressive individuals, to collaborate on ideas to protect the right of every woman to make personal reproductive health decisions and choices.
|Single Payer Health Systems
A place to inform, debate, discuss, learn, teach, share, strategize, and organize on promoting and getting single payer health insurance systems.
|Social Security & Medicare
Discuss Social Security & Medicare.
Support, encouragement, and advice to DUers who have quit smoking (or who wish to do so).
A place for people who are interested in losing weight and keeping it off.