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Do I have "clumsiness syndrome" ?

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I have a problem with coordination and that's why I have a problem with counting, maths and driving. I am also a slow learner. You can read about my condition here in this thread. Really lost and worse, I'm unemployed I decided to start a new thread here instead of asking this question there because I am just asking for a solution in that thread whereas here I'm asking what is the name of my condition. I read about "clumsiness syndrome" once so I apply that name to my condition but it may not be the right name for it. I have been diagnosed with OCD buy my psychiatrist does not want to diagnose me with clumsiness syndrome.
I've even gone to an OCD forum and asked if clumsiness syndrome has anything to do with OCD and nobody answered me.
Other than that I am perfectly normal looking and have no problems with speech and people can't tell I have that problem so I've managed to keep my condition a secret.
So does anybody know what is the name of my condition?

Edited: I 've looked on the net and found it could be Dyspraxia but is it really that?
 
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I was about to say dyspraxia, although I don't know a lot about it
 
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Apparently often seen alongside dyscalculia
Dyscalculia /ˌdɪskælˈkjuːliə/ is difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, learning how to manipulate numbers, performing mathematical calculations and learning facts in mathematics. It is generally seen as the mathematical equivalent to dyslexia.
 
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Have you ever been tested for dyslexia? :unsure:

It takes a few forms. Here is a UK link, it is aimed mainly for initial diagnosis in children but if you scroll down the page there is a link for adults and also have a look through the site which talks about testing for it.

The signs of Dyscalculia - The Dyslexia Association
 
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Have you ever been tested for dyslexia? :unsure:

It takes a few forms. Here is a UK link, it is aimed mainly for initial diagnosis in children but if you scroll down the page there is a link for adults and also have a look through the site which talks about testing for it.

The signs of Dyscalculia - The Dyslexia Association
I don't have Dyslexia as I have no problem reading. But my condition made it difficult to study for exams as my memory is shorter than anyone else's.
 
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My daughter was diagnosed with dyspraxia (the old term was clumsy child but it’s not used now). It’s something you are born with. We always new something was not quite right but no gp would listen I was called a neurotic mother. She couldn’t dress herself properly , fastening her school shirt was almost impossible. She’s never ridden a bike skated or been able to play ball games. Her writing at 11 was like that of a six year old but her verbal intelligence was fine. By sheer chance I read an a4ticle on dyspraxia and was listened to and finally diagnosed. Now at 35 she has learned to live with her disability and gained a degree in social sciences.

If you do have dyspraxia you need to be assessed first by a gp and then a consultant specialising in this. It is not a mental health condition but usually caused by trauma at birth so a p/doc would not be able to confirm. Some people are naturally clumsy and that may be all this is, but dyspraxia is a whole different ball game.
 
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