Learning Differences — Anxiety and Depression

Did you know that 1 in 5 kids has a learning difference—and 40% of kids with learning differences (LD) also have a mental health condition, such as anxiety or depression? Learn more about intersection of learning differences and anxiety and depression and the ways in which CHC can help.

A few more facts

  • LDs affect a student’s ability to receive, process and/or communicate information, including emotions.
  • LD kids also face stigma, self-doubt, shame and struggles in school.
  • 40% of LD kids also have a mental health condition like anxiety or depression.
  • 1/3 of LD kids also have ADHD.
  • Up to 30% of students with ADHD also have a learning difference.
  • Inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity compound stigma, self-doubt, shame and struggles in school.
  • Over 60% of people with ADHD also have a mental health condition like anxiety or depression.

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