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School Problems (Overview)

These can be academic, emotional, or behavioral. Academic problems relate to struggling to complete school work or understand the lesson taught. Emotional problems include anxiety, depression, fears or phobias, or mood swings that interfere with learning or social interactions. Behavioral problems can be aggression, class disruption, fighting with peers or teachers, or out of control behavior.


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Can ADHD cause school problems?

Can ADHD cause school problems?

Yes.: ADHD can cause problems with attention and concentration in school. The impulsivity and hyperactivity can also cause behavioral problems which get the individual in a lot of trouble. Untreated, ADHD can impact both social and psychological aspects of your life. ...Read more

School Problems (Overview)

These can be academic, emotional, or behavioral. Academic problems relate to struggling to complete school work or understand the lesson taught. Emotional problems include anxiety, depression, fears or phobias, or mood swings that interfere with learning or social interactions. Behavioral problems can be aggression, class disruption, fighting with peers or teachers, or out of control behavior.


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What is the best way to get help in school problems?

What is the best way to get help in school problems?

Evaluations by a: Developmental/behavioral pediatrician & child psychologist or neuropsychologist (at p'gh children's hospital) would be ideal. The individuals with disabilities education act mandates that the public school district assess & address your child's difficulties with learning, behavior &/or peer interaction if they are "educationally relevant." talk to your child's teacher & pediatrician first. ...Read more

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Any medicine good for kids with school problems?

Any medicine good for kids with school problems?

Depends on Problem: I would need more specifics concerning the problems. If a kid is hyperactive or inattentive, the treatment will be different than if there is anxiety or depression. Also, if there are learning problems without emotional or behavioral problems, then treatment will focus on other things. Please feel free to write back with more details. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of stress in school problems?

What is the best way to get rid of stress in school problems?

Stress can be social: Academic, or both combined. And coping strategies are highly dependent on the students age and abilities to learn and adapt to the causes, and convert exogenous negative energy to motivation to choose to be unaffected, unstressed, academically successful, and not bothered by teasing or bullying neanderthals. ...Read more

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Is a gpa < 3.0 considered as school problems?

Not Necessarily: It depends on the classes and the setting. There are some classes and majors that are extremely demanding and may result in a gpa below 3.0. I would say that a gpa below 2.0 would be stronger evidence of some difficulty. If nothing else it may indicate a mismatch between student and course of study. ...Read more

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Any medicine good for kids with school problems?

Depends on Problem: I would need more specifics concerning the problems. If a kid is hyperactive or inattentive, the treatment will be different than if there is anxiety or depression. Also, if there are learning problems without emotional or behavioral problems, then treatment will focus on other things. Please feel free to write back with more details. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get help in school problems?

Evaluations by a: Developmental/behavioral pediatrician & child psychologist or neuropsychologist (at p'gh children's hospital) would be ideal. The individuals with disabilities education act mandates that the public school district assess & address your child's difficulties with learning, behavior &/or peer interaction if they are "educationally relevant." talk to your child's teacher & pediatrician first. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: School problems?

What is the definition or description of: School problems?

Several causes: These can be academic, emotional, or behavioral. Academic problems relate to struggling to complete school work or understand the lesson taught. Emotional problems include anxiety, depression, fears or phobias, or mood swings that interfere with learning or social interactions. Behavioral problems can be aggression, class disruption, fighting with peers or teachers, or out of control behavior. ...Read more

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School problems... How do you know if they are health related?

School problems... How do you know if they are health related?

Good Physical Exam: If your child is having difficulties in school it is important to start off with a complete physical exam. Also, if your child already has known chronic medical difficulties, these problems can easily interfere with school functioning, so you will want to make sure that any such difficulties are being treated as well as possible. ...Read more

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School problems with anxiety. What's the best way to deal with them?

School problems with anxiety. What's the best way to deal with them?

Therapy and Limits: If you are talking about a child, the best approach is to be supportive while still setting clear expectations concerning school attendance and performance. Therapy can be very useful. Antidepressants are sometimes used with kids to try to decrease anxiety related to school and social settings. In adults, anxiety related to school is best dealt with through therapy and appropriate use of meds. ...Read more

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School problems with anxiety. Why do some kids get nervous about school?

School problems with anxiety. Why do some kids get nervous about school?

Fear: Most anxiety is rooted in some basic fear. Some are afraid of failing. Others afraid they cannot make friends. Some feel different. Some have been bullied. Some may feel insecure about their academic abilities. If you have anxiety, see someone who can help. A counselor, your doctor. Acupuncture and chinese medicine as well as homeopathy can also help anxiety a lot! ...Read more

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Anxiety/panic at school problems, what to do?

Anxiety/panic at school problems, what to do?

Do you mean: That you feel anxious/ panicky when you are doing actual academic work? Or is this about the whole school experience? Most campuses have counseling centers- that might be a good place to start. Take care. ...Read more

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Can ADHD cause school problems?

Yes.: ADHD can cause problems with attention and concentration in school. The impulsivity and hyperactivity can also cause behavioral problems which get the individual in a lot of trouble. Untreated, ADHD can impact both social and psychological aspects of your life. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of stress in school problems?

Stress can be social: Academic, or both combined. And coping strategies are highly dependent on the students age and abilities to learn and adapt to the causes, and convert exogenous negative energy to motivation to choose to be unaffected, unstressed, academically successful, and not bothered by teasing or bullying neanderthals. ...Read more

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How common are sleep apnea school problems?

How common are sleep apnea school problems?

Fairly: Snoring used to just be "a thing" but we're realizing it's a bigger deal. When kids are having restless sleep, mouth breathing, bad snoring, and waking at night, it can affect deep and rem sleep. Not achieving these can affect concentration, memory and alertness during the day. ...Read more

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Does the u.S. Have the lowest school bullying problems in the world?

Does the u.S. Have the lowest school bullying problems in the world?

Unlikely: I think it is unlikely we have the lowest. Many other countries have more homogenous populations which certainly reduces the bullying. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?

My 12 year old son (attending special school) had problems last year. What about a testing update before school?

Great idea: You should be working with your family doctor and your son's therepists. Convene a meeting to decide what needs to be measured. ...Read more

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How do I deal with a school-related anxiety problem?

How do I deal with a school-related anxiety problem?

Anxiety: Talk openly with those close to you to understand the source of your anxiety and ask for help in devising a plan to cope more effectively. If this does not work consult a mental health professional who can help you identify sources and also help you develop coping strategies. Best. ...Read more

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Depression, anxiety and etc. Caused my school and family problem. I got over it but now it's creeping back. What can I do for this?

Medication, therapy: See a physician, preferably a psychiatrist, who can help you with medication to treat this and prevent recurrence of full-blown depression and anxiety. These can be chronic problems that need long-term treatment. Also seeing a therapist will help. Medication and therapy work hand in hand. ...Read more

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15 year old son takes a long time for bowel movements; 15-30 minutes. Is this normal? School has a problem with it (usually can wait 'til he's home.)

15 year old son takes a long time for bowel movements; 15-30 minutes. Is this normal? School has a problem with it (usually can wait 'til he's home.)

A Man's Retreat: My dad used his car and the bathroom as retreats from his life of hard work and family hassles. He'd stop on the way home, park the car and read the newspaper, saving the sports section for later, when he'd sit on the toilet for half an hour reading. We had only one bathroom. I've become very creative in finding places to let loose. Consider that as well as low fiber in the diet and lack of exercise ...Read more

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I have anxiety at school, its a huge problem, what to do?

Have you considered: Seeing a school counselor if in high school or to the campus clinic if in college? No need to suffer when there are effective therapies. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a daughter 7years that's having problems in school she can't write and can't count fully. What can I do to help her?

I have a daughter 7years that's having problems in school she can't write and can't count fully. What can I do to help her?

See her pediatrician: For a complete physical, including vision ; hearing screens ; assessment of development. She may need referral to a developmental/behavioral pediatrician ; a child psychologist for testing. Ask her teacher if she qualifies for " response to intervention" services, educational supports used to define her need for a multidisciplinary team evaluation to develop an individualized educational plan. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having huge problems with school and family?

Consider: Talking to your school counselor. Or let your parents know so that they can help arrange for therapy. Hang in there. ...Read more

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I think I have dyslexia. I'm a medical student but a had so many problems in school and now in collage. I have low grads but im smart. What should I do?

I think I have dyslexia. I'm a medical student but a had so many problems in school and now in collage. I have low grads but im smart. What should I do?

Get tested: Speech and language pathologists are specialists in diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia. Since you are at a medical school, there will be such specialists available to you. See one. ...Read more

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Due to school work and family problems, I sleep 6 hours during the night and 2 hours after school. Would that still be health?

Due to school work and family problems, I sleep 6 hours during the night and 2 hours after school. Would that still be health?

Multi-source stress: It is one thing to loose sleep trying to achieve good grades, but family problems together with the stress of school is problematic. Family problems may be more complicated than an upcoming test or project and may be more a factor in loosing sleep. Getting counseling to resolve these family issues may reduce your sleep difficulties and help you focus on your academic goals. ...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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Well my 11 year old son was having problems in school he said he was tired and he layed his head down well he sleeps from 9pm to 7 am I still can't get him up in the morning.

Well my 11 year old son was having problems in school he said he was tired and he layed his head down well he sleeps from 9pm to 7 am I still can't get him up in the morning.

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. While it may appear you have slept well, you may may have significant periods of apnea's and hypopnea's occurring. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help for your son. ...Read more

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I have finished medical school. I have a problem with noticable hands shaking, when performing something. I'm also very anxious. Any advice?

I have finished medical school. I have a problem with noticable hands shaking, when performing something. I'm also very anxious. Any advice?

Trremor a/w anxiety: Tremor comes in many forms. Benign essential tremor is common but the type of tremor should be diagnosed by your primary care physician or neurologist. Stimulants including caffeine can make tremor worse. Certain medications or cognitive therapies can improve both tremor and anxiety and your physician may be able to recommend a therapy. ...Read more