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Subject: Re: Depression and Dyslexia

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Date Posted: 22:39:50 05/15/10 Sat
In reply to: Joan 's message, "Depression and Dyslexia" on 19:34:47 03/03/10 Wed

I am 53 and have been treated for depression with medication
This started back in 1992 and I fight it every day this Dyslexia is hard to deal with good luck.

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Doreen Chappell
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Date Posted: 00:14:48 10/04/10 Mon

I am a teacher of adults with dyslexia, within Skills for Life programmes and have worked with people with dyslexia for over 30 years, from primary to HE. I also have relatives with dyslexia. I do not have dyslexia, but have had depression. Many learners I have worked with, at various levels of ability and achievement, have had depression and other mental health issues. I do think that undiagnosed and un recognised/understood dyslexia can lead to a depreciation in mental health. The noticeable improvements that people with dyslexia make in well being when recognised, supported and listened to are worth measuring. I also feel that when I had depression, I shared some of the feelings that affect people with dyslexia - the shame and feeling of being misunderstood which many of my learners report, for example.

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