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I Feel Like I Have A Learning Disability Why Would It Show Up At 55
Many ways: Failure to retain new learning can occur at any age if any of many causes are present. These include drug effects (either prescribed or "recreational"), sleep deprivationj alcohol abuse, depression, head injury, sleep disorders, congestive heart failure, insufficient blood oxygen and neurodegenerative disorders (such as alzheimer's or frontotemporal dementia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel like I have a learning disability, because other people read what I read, but they get a different story from it?
Hard to say: Learning disabilities typically refer to specific tasks such as reading or doing arithmetic that are hard because the brain processes information in inconsistent ways--letter or word reversals, for example. What you are describing is a much higher level of processing. "different" doesn't necessarily mean "wrong." if it's really a concern, see a psychologist for testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
School : Most people with a learning disability present in school with grades or achievement less than expected for their intellect. A learning disability is a neurological condition that interferes with a person’s ability to store, process, or produce information. From http://www.Ldanatl.Org/new_to_ld/defining.Asp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: That little info does not give much to work on.You will always perform at your worst if you are fatigued (poor sleep habits),hungry, sick (acutely or chroniclly), or in a stressful situation.Those issues you can work on & often produce those events.If none apply to you,an educational psychologist can do some specific testing to map out your memory issues.I wouldn't start until I had a checkup 1st ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It Matters: A specialist can help with diagnosis and proper therapy, if this is indeed present. Often a psychologist does these things. It matters if such a disability hinders your job performance or interpersonal relationships. It may be like trying to function with 1 arm tied behind your back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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