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Causes Of Learning Disability
I have epilepsy but my partner does not.My Seizures causes a learning disability.is there a chance that my child will have a learning a disability too?
Many: Anticonvulsants (for seizures or migraine), antihistamines, sedatives, analgesics (pain relievers), opiates, alcohol, antidepressants, lipid drugs (for high cholesterol), chemotherapy, antipsychotics, illicit drugs, particularly marijuana. If you are using medication and feel your ability to learn is impeded, please discuss with prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Food additives - do you think it's possible that food additives cause add or learning disabilities?
Maybe: Some people, particularly younger children, are supersensitive to artificial dyes, flavors or preservatives. Most docs believe that adhd and ld are inherited or caused by brain injury. But these are just the brains that are more susceptible to adverse effects from these ingredients. It's best to discuss this with your doc using your observations to help limit (or not) the child's diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: Certain chemotherapy medications can have long term side effects, including learning disabilities. If a child required radiation therapy of their brain as part of their treatment regimen, this can have the most drastic effect on learning. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/lateeffects/healthprofessional/page4. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Whether aromoatherapies have any major benefits is a topic for someone else to discuss, but they certainly do not cause--or help--learning disabilities. There is no suggestion that they have any impact on brain structure or function, and learning disabilities definitely result from parts of the brain not functioning as we would like them to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A study in British: Medical journal cited tests implying that adhd and perhaps learning disabilities may be more common among children born to mothers with gestational diabetes. However, the differences in the results of these tests tended to disappear in the older index group children. The significance is uncertain and further study is necessary. Seek evaluation for any concerns. Best regards. ...Read more
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