I have been diagnosed with AD/HD. I have often struggled in school and social interations. Even relationships have often not been smooth for me. What sources does Judaism have about AD/HD or learning difficulties in general. Cited sources are preferred so I can read them for myself.

  • Welcome to MiYodeya Daniel. Hope to see you around! – mbloch Apr 16 '18 at 4:57
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    Now I'm reading a bit about ADHD on Wikipedia, and it says that it was recognised as a disorder since the 19th century, so I have doubts that rabbonim discussed this in detail before this date. There were children, who needed more time and attention, which was perfectly normal... – Kazi bácsi Apr 16 '18 at 9:03
  • I myself have many learning difficulties (which I overcome). this might be what you are looking for judaism.stackexchange.com/q/90750/5120 – hazoriz Apr 16 '18 at 11:28
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    @user6591 I don't say it didn't exist, just it wasn't regarded as an illness. – Kazi bácsi Apr 16 '18 at 11:41
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    I may be mistaken on who it is, but I think the Minchas Osher has a lot of health and psychology related Teshuvos (assuming I have the right person, he was working as the chief Posek for Shaarei Tzedek Hospital, so he addressed a lot of these questions). That might be a good place to start. I believe he was also interviwed on the Headlines podcast, if you want to hear some of his ideas. – Salmononius2 Apr 16 '18 at 13:58

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