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I Have Trouble Learning New Things
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
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
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
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
Absolutely: Essentially, learning a new behavioral pattern, means becoming habituated to it. Such as a bedtime and nap routine. ...Read more
Hi, I am a 22 year old
I interested in learning things
At the same time I think am losing my memory power
would like to get some suggestions?
It's terrific that: you are interested in learning! In a young person, the main causes of reduced memory function are stress and depression. Addressing both of those (stress management, depression treatment) would be first on the list. After that, a healthy diet (possibly emphasizing omega-3 fatty acids), regular exercise, good sleep all help.Supplements unproven. Consider puzzles/games/memory exercises. Good wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It took me so long to memorise things in school , does this mean i ve learning disability or learning difficulty?
Have anxiety and feeling guilty since learning of my PFO with ASA. Could I have caused these things to happen to myself? So worried about stroke.
PFO with or without: PFO/ASA is a congenital abnormality. You were born with it/them. No need to feel guilty. Your docs were remiss in not doing telling you that. This is one of those cases where I WOULD have recommended a web search for more info. (Usually consulting Dr. Google does more harm than good.) See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2599987/. ...Read more
I think you meant to: Ask: how 2 decrease a slow learning problem. Different people learn at different paces. Some simple ways: 1)study in a quiet place with few distractions. 2)use books on tape if u are a slow reader, have someone read 2 u. 3)use memory enhancing techniques (make words from 1st letter of lists of what u want 2 remember (egbdf every good boy does fine 4 musical notes). 4) get a tutor or specialist. ...Read more
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