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Will smoking weed worsen my problems with a learning disability?

Will smoking weed worsen my problems with a learning disability?

Possibly: Smoking marijuana decreases focus and concentration, and effects short term memory. This means that it might be more difficult to understand what you are studying; and even if you do understand it, it might be harder for you to remember what you have learned.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Learning Disorders (Definition)

As ADHD, which is an undifferentiated, attention-based learning disability all by itself. LD's usually come in two main varieties, although there are thousands of subtypes. Visual LD's involve a disturbance/limitation in encoding, organizing and decoding visual information, usually seen in reading. Auditory LD's are the same ony with information taken in with the ears. ...Read more


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Hello docs, is a learning disability a mental health problem?

Hello docs, is a learning disability a mental health problem?

Technically yes: Because psychiatry deals with all aspects of thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

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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.

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I had learning disability since childhood now I am adult I have develop nervous probelm. I am easily distracted worry about everything.

I had learning disability since childhood now I am adult I have develop nervous probelm. I am easily distracted worry about everything.

Anxiety is treatable: Some children with learning disabilities (such as ADD) continue to have symptoms as adults. Some children's problems improve as they become adult. But for others, the childhood difficulties led to on-going distress, sometimes anxiety or depression.Treatment can help. Please speak to you doctor, your local medical society or your insurance company for help finding a mental health professional.

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Can you please tell me how learning disability and mental health problem differ?

Can you please tell me how learning disability and mental health problem differ?

A lot: A learning disability implys that a person has a specific disability in acquiring the skills in a specific area consistent with their average overall performance. Reading & math are examples. Although this may lead to some stress, it is not a mental health issue. Mh issues imply that a person has difficulty with issues such as depression or psychosis. They have skills to be fine in learning.

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How would I be able to tell if I have a learning disability or mental problem that hasn't been diagnosed?

How would I be able to tell if I have a learning disability or mental problem that hasn't been diagnosed?

Have testing done: Educational psychologists have a variety of tests that screen for learning styles/disabilities as well as mental issues. Poor mental health can often impair ones ability to learn. It would be reasonable to seek clarification after you have a basic physical exam & tests to be sure no health issue is aggravating your problems.

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Can chemotherapy cause learning disabilities or memory problems?

Can chemotherapy cause learning disabilities or memory problems?

It is possible: There have been studies to show that things such as the ability to multitask can be impaired by chemotherapy. There are other issues with hormonal blocking medicines in some patients as well.

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What are some common learning disabilities in children who have cardiac problems?

What are some common learning disabilities in children who have cardiac problems?

Varies: Some congenital heart problems r associated with learning problems. Some genetic disorders are associated with both too. Secondary learning problems can occur in babies delivered before 38 weeks (for example if the cardiac prob caused labor) or subjected to major health problems in the first month of life. If the heart problem causes decreased blood oxygen, then the developing brain can suffer.

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What can be done if you have dyslexia problems like adhd, learning disabilities, phobia, add?

What can be done if you have dyslexia problems like adhd, learning disabilities, phobia, add?

Get evaluated: Speak with a psychologist. They can evaluate your symptoms and help choose a corse of treatment. You can then decide whether to consider a trial on medication.

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Smoking weed? First try. For anxiety, panic attack, disability l/t pain/relax;opposed to Dizapam/codine? Also on Sertraline 150&flu. Concerns? Dangerous?

Smoking weed? First try. For anxiety, panic attack, disability l/t pain/relax;opposed to Dizapam/codine? Also on Sertraline 150&flu. Concerns? Dangerous?

THC can be helpful: Chris, If you have found smoking marijuana to be helpful in reducing your anxiety and panic attacks I would suggest you try other oral forms of TCH to see if you have the same level of benefit. I would also encourage you to consider forms of exercise and exertion that are within your ability i.e. swimming, rowing, walking, biking. If you don't have an accountability partner you may consider one.

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Does smoking weed around a child cause problems like cigarettes?

Does smoking weed around a child cause problems like cigarettes?

Yes: I agree with everything dr snead said. But why are you using drugs in front of your children? It's bad enough you use drugs, but modeling this behavior for them to mimic will encourage their subsequent drug use. Please think about your parental responsibilities, and put this adolescent drug behavior behind you. If you can't, please seek drug/alcohol rehab help. Do it for your kids!

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Can smoking weed be dangerous if you have heart problems?

Can smoking weed be dangerous if you have heart problems?

Marijuana: With a significant cardiac abnormality, it would not be a good idea to use this agent.

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Does smoking weed work well as additional treatments for problems of depression or anxiety?

Does smoking weed work well as additional treatments for problems of depression or anxiety?

No: You are just trading one problem for another. Smoking cannabis brings with it all the problems of smoking tobacco. The "better" feeling you get is just one of intoxication. You are masking your underlying problems not treating them. Many studies now indicate that chronic cannabis use puts you at greater risk for schizophrenia as well. Work with you doctor to find a good mediction for you.

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I am a relatively healthy, thin, 22 yr old female, with no prior medical problems but have a DVT. Can smoking weed cause this?

I am a relatively healthy, thin, 22 yr old female, with no prior medical problems but have a DVT. Can smoking weed cause this?

Unlikely: But a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, sitting at a stationary position for a long time (as in a long plane ride) are all risk factors for DVT.

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How do you get tested for a learning disability?

How do you get tested for a learning disability?

Battery of tests: There are a battery of tests that are used by professionals to determine learning style and ability. Psycho-educational, learning achievement, & social tests are standard in children. Most school systems offer these through a child study team assessment. Neurodevelopmental testing can precede or follow these tests depending on severity of the problem.

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How to get tested for a learning disability as adult?

How to get tested for a learning disability as adult?

See a Speciaist: A specialist can help with diagnosis and proper therapy, if this is indeed present. Often psychologists do these things.

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What can someone with a learning disability do in life?

What can someone with a learning disability do in life?

WOW!: First, having a learning disability is just educational lingo for "s/he doesn't learn how most students do." none of us are perfect. The idea in life is to search out that for which you are gifted or very capable, & follow that path. For some it may be a trade, military career, or "hands on profession." for others it may be in business or sales. Or computers/math if your "ld" is language based.

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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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


Learning Difficulties (Definition)

A learning disorder is defined on the basis of a discrepancy between a person's overall intelligence and accomplishments in a specific area of learning such as reading or mathematics. Imagine someone with an iq of 120 (bright) who, despite adequate exposure to the subject, is reading at a level 2-3 years below age level. The combination of overall capacity and specific ...Read more