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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Poor School Grades (Overview)

Poor school grades is a symptom in which a school-aged child is not doing well academically. This can be due to frequent illnesses, a chronic illness, juvenile delinquency (skipping school), learning disabilities, attention deficit problems, etc...


Dr. Sheila Smith
4 doctors shared insights

Poor School Grades (Overview)

Poor school grades is a symptom in which a school-aged child is not doing well academically. This can be due to frequent illnesses, a chronic illness, juvenile delinquency (skipping school), learning disabilities, attention deficit problems, etc...


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Can a kid being being unpopular at school lead to poor health?

Can a kid being being unpopular at school  lead to poor health?

Yes: Any situation that impacts personal achievement and confidence may lead to bad choices & bad habits (obesity, alcoholism, smoking, poor academics). Trying too hard to be popular can be the quickest way to get these habits. Try to see the good facets of yourself, & be happy with them. This will reflect outwards to others as well. If this condition is troubling you, please discuss it with ur doc. ...Read more

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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

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How can someone find medical schools that really use students to examine and treat illnesses for a small fee? One would think that a medical school would be an excellent place of treatment for the poor or seriously ill to get medical health from doctors

How can someone find medical schools that  really use students to examine and treat illnesses for a small fee? One would think that a medical school would be an excellent place of treatment for the poor or seriously ill to get medical health from doctors

In : In the United States, no unlicensed physician may practice medicine unsupervised like you are describing. This includes medical students, who aren't even physicians yet. I'm also sorry to tell you, but no medical school "needs" practice patients to work on for free. Patients usually travel to medical schools and universities to receive top-notch care and if uninsured are generally willing to receive the care. In truly extraordinary cases, medical schools and universities will perform charity care for educational benefit. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of cough and cold for grade-school children?

What is the fastest way to get rid of cough and cold for grade-school children?

AURI: Viral infection takes its course lasting 3 to 5 days unless with bacterial complications. Giving cough rx is only helping the kid to sleep. I would recommend taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a tsp. At bedtime. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my child with her poor attention skills at school without using drugs?

What can I do to help my child with her poor attention skills at school without using drugs?

Improved structure: Check out chadd.Org for a number of excellent books talking about non-drug stragies for helping with attention. Behavioral interventions can be as effective as medications, but they have to be well designed and maintained. The school psychologist should have a list of strategies worth trying. Like medications, the benefits disappear when you remove the support systems. ...Read more

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Hello.I have got a 14 boy who was diagnosed sever ADHD and conductive disorder.He creates a lot of problems in school , he refuses to use any tablets?

Hello.I have got a 14 boy who was diagnosed sever ADHD and conductive disorder.He creates a lot of problems in school , he refuses to use any tablets?

There's something: Else going on. First, take him to his pediatrician for a complete physical & a random urine drug screen. He may open up to his dr. If alone. Seek referrals to a child & adolescent psychiatrist & a psychologist. If his behaviors are a danger to himself or others, seek an assessment by the admission team at a children's psychiatric hospital. His options are hospitalization or juvenile detention. ...Read more

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What is a good way to prevent obesity through school programs?

What is a good way to prevent obesity through school programs?

Have programs: Having programs would be a good start. We successfully got children to be anti-smoking with the tobacco education in schools. Those kids go home and tell their parents to quit! we could do the same thing with obesity through exercise and healthy eating. With the public education system financially destitute, another program will be tough - needed, but tough. ...Read more

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I have very poor motivation for school work, is this due to my neurosis or another health problem and how can I get more motivated?

I have very poor motivation for school work, is this due to my neurosis or another health problem and how can I get more motivated?

Examination: Unfortunately, your information is too little to tell why your motivation is low. You may need a psychological evaluation to figure our why this is. Start with your primary care physician who will refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist depending on your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is ADHD depression/anxiety just a pure result of poor performance in life (school/career), or is there actually something more biological about it?

Is ADHD depression/anxiety just a pure result of poor performance in life (school/career), or is there actually something more biological about it?

Poor performance: does not create ADHD. It might contribute to depression or anxiety but it is probably more likely that those conditions would impact on school and career. There can be a strong biological component to them. ...Read more

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