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i seemed to have poor memory and concentration,and difficulties retaining knowledge.I have difficulties building up knowledge and forgets easily.I am a 36 year old male and not diagnosed with ADHD or ADD.I would like to ask
whether stimulatants like Ritalin and Provigil would help me to learn better.
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   Before considering which medications might help, you will want to find out if you meet diagnostic criteria for ADHD or a specific learning disability. Keep in mind that the symptoms you report could be happening for many reasons, ADHD being only one possibility. A psychologist, neuropsychologist or doctor of education can do a psychological evaluation (series of tests) that will determine a diagnosis. If you are diagnosed with ADHD, you will then wish to consult with a psychiatrist to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for psychotropic medications and determine a treatment plan. Your current physician can refer you to local professionals who can help.

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Rebecca Resnik
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i have the same problems. i cant concentrate and learn anything at school. im a college student but im struggling too much and i keep dropping out or failing my classes..i havent finish a program yet. im such a failure. am i sick? dumb? or stupid? its a preasure to me too, im the second oldest in my family. I HAVE TO BE THE BREADWINNER, but i just cant do it.. none of my family went to college, not my parents nor any of my siblings..  i feel that WE'RE ALL DUMB! at the same time, all my cousins are all graduated, some with diplomas and some with degree... and  NONE OF MY FAMILY HAVE ANY OF THAT.. i cant even get a certificate..
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