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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Writing Difficulty (Overview)

Dysgraphia can be associated with a learning disorder that affects writing. There are other possible causes for difficulty writing.


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Sudden onset of repeating oneself, difficulty writing> due to fine motor skills?

Sudden onset of repeating oneself, difficulty writing>  due to fine motor skills?

Writer's cramp: No single treatment strategy is appropriate for every case of writer's cramp. One of the most effective methods is adapting tasks to try to avoid triggering the dystonic movements--this may involve occupational therapy or using assistive/adapted devices. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
2 doctors shared insights

Writing Difficulty (Overview)

Dysgraphia can be associated with a learning disorder that affects writing. There are other possible causes for difficulty writing.


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What would cause sudden difficulty writing and typing?

What would cause sudden difficulty writing and typing?

Acute neuro problem: Sudden loss of ability to perform fine finger/hand coordination activity could be due to a small stroke, at an age. Have it checked out..Now. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty ...

I am experiencing  difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficulty staying asleep, difficulty ...

Sleep hygiene.: Turn off TV 2 hrs before bedtime. Keep a sleep journal, Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Meditation, prayer, massage therapy, aroma therapy and progressive relaxation. I would refer you to the book, "The Relaxation Response " by Herbert Benson, M.D. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking?

What causes difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking?

Many possibilities: This cluster of symptoms can arise from many different types of diseases. I strongly recommend you see your primary care provider for further evaluation of this symptom cluster. ...Read more

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Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Can Asperger syndrome cause difficulty with communication? ex. trouble translating thoughts into words?

Asperger's: can cause challenges in communication but they can be overcome to some degree. Difficulty reading the nonverbals and facial expressions of others may may putting your own feelings into words in response to theirs. Ask questions if you are not clear about what someone is saying and they you will be able to formulate a response better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events) , personality change...

I am experiencing  memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events) , personality change...

Memory issues: Please start w/a visit to your doctor. This could be anything from stress-related to neurological. Your doc will help you figure things out and offer help to resolve things. You mention personality change also. Please see a mental health pro like a clinical psychologist who will help you w/that aspect of things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is wrong when a female has problem with facial hair and is it treatable and how ?

What is wrong when a female has problem with facial hair and is it treatable and how ?

Hirsutism of PCOS: Excess facial hair (hirsutism) in female is often caused by androgen (male-hormone) excess, commonly from polycystic-ovarian-syndrome (pcos). Adequate treatment of pcos, which is difficult, often improves facial hair, but takes time. Some med such as spironolactone can help, but again takes many months. Laser or electrolysis are probably most effective and fastest. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am i all the sudden having difficulty signing my name? I begin writing and a quarter through it i just physically cannot process how to sign it.

Why am i all the sudden having difficulty signing my name? I begin writing and a quarter through it i just physically cannot process how to sign it.

Agraphia: Your symptoms are consistent with a condition called agraphia. See a neurologist to find the cause (usually a small stroke). ...Read more

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I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events) , delusions, fatigue, difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake,

I am experiencing  memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events) , delusions, fatigue, difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake,

See a Dr for eval!: Depending on so many things, this could be a set of reactions to things going very wrong that you can learn to change (in serious psychotherapy w/ hard work) or a situation that needs that plus medication, even a hospital stay. Have an eval ASAP by a really skilled pro. The difference matters! Don't wait - it's easier to resolve ASAP. There is help - find it. Best. ...Read more

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I am experiencing balance problems, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering recent events) , difficulty focusing, fatigue, appetite chang...

I am experiencing  balance problems, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering recent events) , difficulty focusing, fatigue, appetite chang...

Major Depression: You are a Precious Human Being! You were born with Wonder of Life Force, giving you Breath of Life; due to which you have lived for 17 years. Likely, it is Depression due to a major traumatic experience. Alcohol and Drug use can make these symptoms worse. Please see a Psychiatrist for •Diagnosis •Therapy for stresses of life •Neurological consultation for balance and memory problems •Medication ...Read more

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I am experiencing involuntary head turning or twisting, neck pain, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering distant past events, difficulty re?

I am experiencing involuntary head turning or twisting, neck pain, memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering distant past events, difficulty re?

Close your computer: and make an appointment for a thorough physical examination and a neurological evaluation: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld. Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld.  Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

May not help much: Occupational therapy can help people with fine motor control problems such as the ability to write, type, or otherwise use the hands, wrists, arms. If a child's brain is different, causing him difficulty in dealing with ideas, words, phrases, sentences, etc..., then it is not a motor skill problem, and may not benefit much from o.T. It may be worth a brief try, to see if there is improvement. ...Read more

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All over numbness(different sensation) on&off 1 y.a.now daily.new speech difficulty, headache, difficulty staying asleep?

All over numbness(different sensation) on&off 1 y.a.now daily.new speech difficulty, headache, difficulty staying asleep?

Get seen.: These symptoms have gone on too long, and could be serious. Do not mess around any more and get a thorough evaluation and appropriate testing. If your doc does not have a good explanation, get a referral to a neurologist. Consider second opinions too. It could be something minor and easy to explain or fix, or it could be something more serious. Find out PDQ. ...Read more

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Having much difficulty focusing, poor memory, slow thinking and movement. Whats going on?

Get checked: Are those new sx or something you've experienced before? These sx are indicative of many ailments. You might want to consider seeing your primary care provider for a complete work up to rule out any medical causes. Once you know what's happening one way or the other, you might want to see a health psychologist to help you cope either with these sx or medical illness (if found). ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing? Ms?

Difficulty swallowing? Ms?

Very unlikely: If this is your sole problem, the cause is NOT MS, and you need to search for other reasons. But, if you have MS, and it is indeed poorly managed and controlled, you could be worsening and/or suffering a relapse. Would start with a gastroenterologist, but might also involve neurology. ...Read more

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I have some cough with some sputam since 3 years, I have taken antibiotics but I could not get rid of it, ialso feel very minute difficulty on breathi?

I have some cough with some sputam since 3 years, I have taken antibiotics but I could not get rid of it, ialso feel very minute difficulty on breathi?

Chronic bronchitis : Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and it is due to airway inflammation usually related to cigarette smoking. Symptoms include productive cough and shortness of breath w/o symptoms of infection. It is not due to infection so antibiotics are ineffective. Treatment consists of smoking cessation, bronchodilator and often steroid inhalers. See your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. There is no cure. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty focusing, lightheadedness (worsened by: prolonged standing) , difficulty concentrating, finger tingling and shaking h...

I am experiencing  difficulty focusing, lightheadedness (worsened by: prolonged standing) , difficulty concentrating, finger tingling and shaking h...

Anxiety: It sounds as if you are having episodes of anxiety. Would suggest that you see a physician ,have a good examination and the necessary blood work to exclude any physical abnormality and if everything is normal then you will be able to deal with the issue of anxiety ...Read more

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Hand cramping, forearm tightness, difficulty writing. Why?

Writer's cramp: No single treatment strategy is appropriate for every case of writer's cramp. One of the most effective methods is adapting tasks to try to avoid triggering the dystonic movements--this may involve occupational therapy or using assistive/adapted devices. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake, difficulty falling ...

Coping with Stress: Hi Nasha, I hear that you are struggling with sleep and you believe this is due to psychological stress. I have a few questions to ask you to better assess how to support you. First, how are you coping with the stress you are experiencing? How are you managing it? Second, what is the nature of the psychological stress you are experiencing? Last, How many hours of sleep are you averaging daily? ...Read more

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Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Do people with Asperger disorder enjoy writing poetry or writing songs?

Yes they might: In my experience in treating people with asperger's disorder, they seem to enjoy songs and creative writing in a proportion similar to the general population. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden difficulty writing and typing?

Acute neuro problem: Sudden loss of ability to perform fine finger/hand coordination activity could be due to a small stroke, at an age. Have it checked out..Now. ...Read more

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Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest burnin. Trouble breathing. Difficulty sleeping?

Chest Burnining: If you are having difficulty breathing, you should see a doctor or visit the er right away if you are not on treatment. Even with the above information, you could be having an acute pulmonary problem needing immediate attention. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any mental or physical disorders that would prevent a child from writing?

Can you tell me if there are any mental or physical disorders that would prevent a child from writing?

See Your Doctor: Your child's age is unknown. Writing difficulty points to learning disability (LD) written expression. Other forms based upon disability are reading & math. Up to 20% of children have a form of LD. Failure to recognize LD leads to low self-esteem, behavior probs, school failure, depression, & more. Early diagnosis is key. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Difficulty waking up, any good tips on how to wake up and get going?

Difficulty waking up, any good tips on how to wake up and get going?

Investigate: You should look into why it is hard for your to get out of bed: are you not getting enough sleep? Are you on medications that make you sleepy? Do you have sleep apnea or a leg movement disorder in sleep? Do you have medical conditions that can give you these symptoms? These and many more questions can be investigated by your doctor and/or sleep specialist. You should see one. ...Read more

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Is difficulty getting pregnant a genetic problem?

Is difficulty getting pregnant a genetic problem?

Possibly: Infertility factors such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis has a genetic basis. Also low sperm counts can run in some families. Ovulatory abnormalities related to premature ovarian failure can be passed from mothers to daughters. ...Read more

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Can I have heart disease even if i don't have any symptoms? I am a 65-year-old woman with several of the risk factors for developing heart disease, but don't have any symptoms like chest pain or difficulty with breathing, could I have heart disease withou

Can I have heart disease even if i don't have any symptoms? I am a 65-year-old woman with several of the risk factors for developing heart disease, but don't have any symptoms like chest pain or difficulty with breathing, could I have heart disease withou

Yes,you : Yes, you certainly can. An individual can even suffer from a heart attack without knowing it. 25% of people who have a heart attack have a "silent" event (they didn't know it was happening). The best thing to do is to see your doctor to be screened. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Writing difficulty?

What is the definition or description of: Writing difficulty?

Writing difficulty: Dysgraphia can be associated with a learning disorder that affects writing. There are other possible causes for difficulty writing. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden difficulty writing and typing?

Acute neuro problem: Sudden loss of ability to perform fine finger/hand coordination activity could be due to a small stroke, at an age. Have it checked out..Now. ...Read more

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What's a good way for a stroke victim to recover if they now have difficulty writing?

What's a good way for a stroke victim to recover if they now have difficulty writing?

Therapy: Therapy is the mainstay in regaining functionality after a stroke. Persistence and stubborness will help in attitude. Trying to use the other hand will help but continued practice is a good idea. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of repeating oneself, difficulty writing> due to fine motor skills?

Writer's cramp: No single treatment strategy is appropriate for every case of writer's cramp. One of the most effective methods is adapting tasks to try to avoid triggering the dystonic movements--this may involve occupational therapy or using assistive/adapted devices. ...Read more

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Occupational therapy for 12 year old with nvld. Very intelligent adult size boy who memorizes rather than writing due to difficulty writing?

May not help much: Occupational therapy can help people with fine motor control problems such as the ability to write, type, or otherwise use the hands, wrists, arms. If a child's brain is different, causing him difficulty in dealing with ideas, words, phrases, sentences, etc..., then it is not a motor skill problem, and may not benefit much from o.T. It may be worth a brief try, to see if there is improvement. ...Read more

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If a person had a severe stroke but has no neurological damage, would that mean the person would have no difficulty writing, talking or walking.

If a person had a severe stroke but has no neurological damage, would that mean the person would have no difficulty writing, talking or walking.

Stroke by definition: ..is injury to a part of the brain due to restricted blood flow. You can get a transient stroke that gives a person complete paralysis on one side, but then reverses within 24 hours (transient ischemic attack). Or you can get a full severe stroke that barely caused any noticeable dysfunction or weakness at all. This unpredictability is part of the reason why stroke is devastating. ...Read more

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Hand cramping, forearm tightness, difficulty writing. Why?

Writer's cramp: No single treatment strategy is appropriate for every case of writer's cramp. One of the most effective methods is adapting tasks to try to avoid triggering the dystonic movements--this may involve occupational therapy or using assistive/adapted devices. ...Read more

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Why do I have hand cramping, forearm tightness, difficulty writing, fine movements?

Something wrong: There is some disorder going on involving the neuro system or muscle system or more likely one of combinations called 'neuromuscular' disorders'. This is actually a complex differential diagnosis, and i would refer you to a good neurologist (such as arielle kurzweil, chief resident neurology, nyu, whose presenting paper in ireland--today is bloom day, celebrating their hero, james joyce-:). ...Read more