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Can you get ADHD or add and learning disabilities?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Sure
You sure can. It's unfortunate but it can be managed through your doctor.

In brief: Sure
You sure can. It's unfortunate but it can be managed through your doctor.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yep
Unfortunately some children are born with immaturities of the brain that may lead to both add(h) and learning disabilities.
With proper help, these can generally be dealt with.

In brief: Yep
Unfortunately some children are born with immaturities of the brain that may lead to both add(h) and learning disabilities.
With proper help, these can generally be dealt with.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
5 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
About a third of people with learning disorders have adhd.
In kids with adhd, there is a 10-40% prevalence of learning disorders, depending on tests used. About 30% have the most common type of ld, specific reading disability. In a perfect world, insurance companies would pay for psychological or neuropsychological testing as well as accurate medical diagnosis of adhd.

In brief: Absolutely
About a third of people with learning disorders have adhd.
In kids with adhd, there is a 10-40% prevalence of learning disorders, depending on tests used. About 30% have the most common type of ld, specific reading disability. In a perfect world, insurance companies would pay for psychological or neuropsychological testing as well as accurate medical diagnosis of adhd.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Please clarify
Are you asking if you can have them at the same time? If so, the simple answer is yes.
For instance, you could have adhd and dyslexia.

In brief: Please clarify
Are you asking if you can have them at the same time? If so, the simple answer is yes.
For instance, you could have adhd and dyslexia.
Dr. Thomas Seck
Dr. Thomas Seck
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Yes
Acquired ADD and learning disability are usually related to brain trauma.
There are many factors that can cause inattentiveness and thus interfere with learning such as sleep disorders, medications taken for other reasons, medical problems such as thyroid disease as well as psychological factors such as anxiety and depression. See your doctor for referral for a thorough evaluation.

In brief: Yes
Acquired ADD and learning disability are usually related to brain trauma.
There are many factors that can cause inattentiveness and thus interfere with learning such as sleep disorders, medications taken for other reasons, medical problems such as thyroid disease as well as psychological factors such as anxiety and depression. See your doctor for referral for a thorough evaluation.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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