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What is the difference between someone having learning difficulties and having mental health problems?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
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In brief: These often overlap

Mental health (mh) diagnoses include learning difficulties (e.
g. Adhd), but many other mh disorders can cause learning problems, e.g. Concentration/memory impairment is a symptom of depression. Though in my mind, subnormal IQ is not a mh disorder per se (though the dsm includes "borderline intellectual functioning"), it does explain most of what we label as "learning difficulties" in children.

In brief: These often overlap

Mental health (mh) diagnoses include learning difficulties (e.
g. Adhd), but many other mh disorders can cause learning problems, e.g. Concentration/memory impairment is a symptom of depression. Though in my mind, subnormal IQ is not a mh disorder per se (though the dsm includes "borderline intellectual functioning"), it does explain most of what we label as "learning difficulties" in children.
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