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i am a 36 year old man with learning disability.I wonder whether there is any medication for people with cognition problems.
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    medications are not recommended for treating disabilities such as specific reading, writing or mathematics disorders. However, some people have problems learning due to attention deficit disorder. Stimulant medications have been shown to be effective for reducing symptoms of ADHD such as distractability and impulsivity. Sometimes mood and thought disorders interfere with learning as well, and these conditions can also respond to medical interventions. A psychiatrist is the right professional to visit to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for psychotropic medications.

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