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are there medications that can help improve learning disabilities

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes and No: The DX of a learning disability implies a child is not able to process information in a certain area at the level expected of their intellegence. This ... Read More
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Not really.: No available medications have been shown to improve any form of learning disability. On the other hand, if you also have adhd, effective treatment of ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
None proven: there are no specific medications treating LD. However, there is some evidence that medications such as Amantadine and Memantine may improve language ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Kaplan
48 years experience Clinical Psychology
Executive function: Assuming you've had a thorough psychological evaluation, you might benefit from cognitive working memory training. Cogmed is a brain fitness program t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on issues: Learning disabilities are seen in some kids with add or adhd (30-40%) & in that context medications for the add may ease tthe work for the ld. The LD ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Passer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
No: There are no medications, in fact, which are approved by the fda or are indicated for learning disabilities. That means, there are no drugs which have ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No: In the academic realm, medications are used to treat ADHD. there are no medications that are commonly used to treat learning disabilities. There is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Many: Anticonvulsants (for seizures or migraine), antihistamines, sedatives, analgesics (pain relievers), opiates, alcohol, antidepressants, lipid drugs (fo ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe school records: A person's school records from elementary, middle, and high school, plus her pediatrician's records, might have information about a past learning disa ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: any drug use by the father is not associated with increased risk of autism or genetic disorders in his children. Multiple exposures of the mother dur ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
Sometimes: Treatment will reverse memory problems if they had been caused by the excess thyroid hormone in the brain.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disabi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
44 years experience Psychiatry
See below: Students with learning disabilities have “disorders in one or more basic psychological processes involved in understanding or using language, spoken ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
47 years experience Neurology
Learning disability: There are many different causes of learning disabilities, both in children and adults. Some forms persist into adulthood and can affect learning, con ... Read More

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