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Please! Does this sound like I have adhd? Having lots of difficulty learning new things.

Please! Does this sound like I have adhd? Having lots of difficulty learning new things.

Probably not: Adhd is not about learning, it's about behavior. Without knowing how old you are, it's hard to say much. Adhd is not something you "catch" during adolescence or adulthood. If this problem is new, then it's not adhd. Might start by talking to your school counselor, if you're in school. If you're an adult, consult your physician. ...Read more

Learning Disability (Definition)

Process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES. Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will ...Read more


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Could a person with learning disabilities be able to regain nor brain function after some sort of special treatment?

Could a person with learning disabilities be able to regain nor brain function after some sort of special treatment?

Possible: Depends on the cause, the motivation of the person to improve, and specialists involved in treatment. These specialists are speech/language therapists, educational therapists, and neuro developmental specialists. ...Read more

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Dr, I have hpv Every month a new wart appears What to do to get rid of them all And when I will get married, I will be a problem?! Thank you.

Dr, I have hpv Every month a new wart appears What to do to get rid of them all And when I will get married, I will be a problem?! Thank you.

Wart location?: If the wart is on the vulva or vagina then they can be removed with several methods of treatment by your GYN MD. Warts are caused by the HPV virus and if your fiance' has them also then both of you need to be treated as they are transmissable between you both. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent injuries when learning vajra mukti?

What can I do to prevent injuries when learning vajra mukti?

Exercise: Stretching and limbering up before any activity and training is always a good idea. This sport is not for sedentary people, and so it is a good idea to have a good level of fitness prior to starting training. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic test that can help with knowing if your child will have a learning problem?

Is there a genetic test that can help with knowing if your child will have a learning problem?

Depends on issue: There are a variety of chromasomal markers now available to confirm problems like fragile x, and other names symdromes where learning problems are common. Some newer marker are associated with autism & autism spectrim disorder that may help explain some of their learning problems. However, I know of no test that would accurately predict any specific learning disorder as the child got older. ...Read more

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Please! Does this sound like I have adhd? Having lots of difficulty learning new things.

Probably not: Adhd is not about learning, it's about behavior. Without knowing how old you are, it's hard to say much. Adhd is not something you "catch" during adolescence or adulthood. If this problem is new, then it's not adhd. Might start by talking to your school counselor, if you're in school. If you're an adult, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Please explain what are the implications of having a mental health problem & learning disability?

Please explain what are the implications of having a mental health problem & learning disability?

Many aspects: Having a mental health problem implies needing treatment for that problem. Also, depending on its severity it may impact ability to learn. Examples would be severe depression. Mania, drug abuse. And psychosis. There are also learning disabilities that are not connected to these major mental health problems, but still need help in the form of special teaching methods ; tools for the individual. ...Read more

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I have learning problems. Can I ever drive commercially?

I have learning problems. Can I ever drive commercially?

Yes.: If you can pass a cdl-a test, you can drive commercially. Many people with LD are successful in hands-on professions. Find your area of ability and follow that in your career pursuits. Learning disability is a school thing, if you have confidence in yourself, and work hard, you will succeed. ...Read more

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Hi docs, is it true that prematurely-born children are at greater risk for learning problems later in life?

Hi docs, is it true that prematurely-born children are at greater risk for learning problems later in life?

Not necessarily: If a premature infant has few or no complications of any significance they will grow up with all the brain power they were born with. If one has difficulty during their stay, including prolonged ventilator care, brain hemorrhage, blood poisoning, etc. These issues may injure the brain and cause problems later in life. ...Read more

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Does any one know about learning problems caused by cortical dysplasia on the left?

Does any one know about learning problems caused by cortical dysplasia on the left?

Language: Cortical dysplasia on the left can lead to language problems - receptive, but more likely expressive lr comprehension. These would be of the central language processing type. If the temporal lobe is also affected, then the problem will be more severe. ...Read more

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Is there any truth to the fact that vaccines can cause learning problems in your child?

Is there any truth to the fact that vaccines can cause learning problems in your child?

NO: Many people are concerned about vaccines and potential side effects.
Fortunately they have been well studied by independent experts. If two things happens at the same time it is natural to wonder if there is an association between the two. Fortunately scientists have developed reliable techniques to evaluate such scenarios. No link or association has ever been found when examined closely. ...Read more

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Seeing your mom dead at the age of 12 what king of damage can that do to a child? I am 25 now and seems I have learning problems as in memory issues

Seeing your mom dead at the age of 12 what king of damage can that do to a child? I am 25 now and seems I have learning problems as in memory issues

Memory problems: I am so so sorry that happened to you at such a young age. Is it possible you are suffering from PTSD or depression? Any feelings of hopelessness, guilt? Any social withdrawal? Insomnia or crying spells? Weight loss or gain? Fatigue? Difficulty concentrating? Anxiety and depression often travel together. I sincerely doubt there are many true hypochondriacs. Most people feel bad for a reason. ...Read more

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Learning problems. I'm in college, and when the lecturer explains something, I hear but I can't process information. I understand myself, then forget. Why?

Learning problems. I'm in college, and when the lecturer explains something, I hear but I can't process information. I understand myself, then forget. Why?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many reasons a person may feel he does not remember the things he hears in the classroom. Such a person can write down his symptoms, to tell his primary care doctor (or his pediatrician if that doctor will still see him as a college student), but start by describing any symptoms in middle school, and in high school. Also, any and all mental health issues and stressors become important. ...Read more

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Does taking omega-3 help a child with learning problems?

Does taking omega-3 help a child with learning problems?

It could: There is a lot of evidence that omega-3's, in the proper dose, of course, can help with learning problems. But rather than solving the problem, supplements are more a part of an overall solution combined at least with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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If schitozophrenia is a thought disorder why would it be diagnosed if most of the symptoms are cognitive, such as memory loss and, learning problems?

If schitozophrenia is a thought disorder why would it be diagnosed if most of the symptoms are cognitive, such as memory loss and, learning problems?

Ask your doctor: You should have a very accessible relationship with your psychiatrist, and it's important that you have a thorough understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Possibly: That is why there is so much emphasis on good diet and the avoidance of ugly habits such as diet pop, smoking, caffeine etc. Hyperemesis gravidarum (nausea/vomiting in pregnancy is known to be a vitamin deficiency disorder no matter what you are told. ...Read more

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Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?

Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?

Sometimes: When an individual has a hard time learning, especially in a structured environment, like a classroom, inappropriate behavior can arise from frustration, boredom and anger. Sometimes brain mechanisms involved in learning and regulation of behavior overlap, which is another reason the two conditions can co-occur. ...Read more

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I think I might have a learning disability and I want to start studying next year. What is the rout to take to diagnose this? I am 27 years old.

I think I might have a learning disability and I want to start studying next year. What is the rout to take to diagnose this? I am 27 years old.

Have a school in: N mind? If so, ask the school for referral for testing. If not, see a psychologist for formal testing of your learning strengths and weaknesses. Be sure to bring any old elementary and high school records you may have. Once you have a diagnosis, be sure to avail yourself of the programs offered at every school for learning disability. Remember LD does not mean low ability it means different learning style. Many very accomplished people, for example, cannot read. ...Read more

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On memory tests I score well above average. I have difficulty learning new words though. Is there any disorder which specifically affects vocab memory?

On memory tests I score well above average. I have difficulty learning new words though. Is there any disorder which specifically affects vocab memory?

Learning semantics,: The meaning of words, is a complex task of higher order cognition, as described on http://www. Indiana. Edu/~hlw/Meaning/learning. Html. It may, therefore, be difficult for a person whose neuropsychological function in short-term, active-working & long-term memory is intact. A neuropsychological exam can define the area of impairment. ...Read more

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It took me so long to memorise things in school, does this mean I ve learning disability or learning difficulty?

It took me so long to memorise things in school, does this mean I ve learning disability or learning difficulty?

Learning problem: You might want to make an appointment with a psycologist. He could administer tests to see if you have a learning disability asopposed to a kearning difficulty. ...Read more

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I don't suffer memory loss but I have trouble learning things example names or new vocab would this be more indicative of add or an actual mem prob?

I don't suffer memory loss but I have trouble learning things example names or new vocab would this be more indicative of add or an actual mem prob?

Hard to say.: It could be neither. Most people, including many doctors have different pathways for learning. Some learn by hearing information, some by reading it, others learn through manual tasks. Consider getting an evaluation to rule out a mild learning disorder before you decide you have ADD or memory problems. If you do have one, there are professionals who can help you figure out the best ways for you. ...Read more

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What is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty in verbal expression?

What is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty in verbal expression?

LD= verbal/nonverbal: Most learning disabilities fall into one of two categories: verbal and nonverbal.

People with verbal learning disabilities have difficulty with words, both spoken and written. The most common and best-known verbal learning disability is dyslexia, which causes people to have trouble recognizing or processing letters and the sounds associated with them. ...Read more

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What causes learning difficulties? How to avoid of get a learning difficulty?

What causes learning difficulties? How to avoid of get a learning difficulty?

Don't know: We do not what causes learning disorders. There are many theories. This is probably organic in nature and taking care of yourself is probably the best way to avoid this problem. ...Read more

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I am suffering from such problems as difficulty with being focused on sth and difficulty with learning. I also have a tense neck. Would it be neurosis?

I am suffering from such problems as difficulty with being focused on sth and difficulty with learning. I also have a tense neck. Would it be neurosis?

Maybe: While "anxiety neurosis" is possible so is a learning disorder or the adult form of ADHD which can then make you tense and stressed. Please consult a doctor so that a referral can be done and/or a diagnosis made ...Read more

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Is dyslexia a learning difficulty? What about add?

Is dyslexia a learning difficulty? What about add?

Yes, No: Dyslexia is indeed a type of learning disability that affect reading. Add is attention deficit disorder and is in a different class. It can be confused as a learning disability. Both effect how kids progress through school. ...Read more

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How do a severe and a profound learning disability/difficulty differ from one another?

How do a severe and a profound learning disability/difficulty differ from one another?

Degrees: Usually profound is worse than severe. Practically speaking, I am not sure that one vs the other would necessarily equate to qualifications for any distinctly different services. Sometimes, we get hung up on differences which are not so meaningful in real life. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto's thyroiditis and pcos. I'm learning new things almost everyday. My main question is, can a miscarrage kick-start both of these?

I have hashimoto's thyroiditis and pcos. I'm learning new things almost everyday. My main question is, can a miscarrage kick-start both of these?

No: Pcos is very common, affecting 5-10% of women. Thyroid problems are also common, and are more common in women than in men. A miscarriage would not cause either of these conditions. Two or more miscarriages is a reason to get checked out for causes of miscarriage, though. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Where can I take a test for a learning disability? I'm 28 and having difficulty with graduate courses. I can't remember what I read.

Too late: If you had a primary learning disability, it should have been identified and managed early in your school years. If you have already gotten into graduate school, it is too late for simple help. Many psychologist can give you academic achievement tests to confirm your problem. Hopefully, this is not a progressive cognitive disorder. A thorough medical and neurological evaluation should be done. ...Read more

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Learning Disability (Definition)

Process information at a level commensurate with intellectual ability. For example, a person with normal intelligence reading well below grade level or unable to perform age and grade appropriate math problems. There are many forms of LEARNING DISABILITIES. Federal law requires that every child with a learning disability receive educational services that will ...Read more