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A 35-year-old member asked:

i am easily distracted when doing homework and studying. can it be because im bored?

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Dr. Grace Ho
Dr. Grace Ho answered
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Yes: Sometimes this may be the case. Make sure your environment is quiet and free of distraction is also important. Have a specific homework time and time yourself and give youeself a reward as a way to motivate yourself to finish homework earlier may help too.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why am I suddenly so easily distracted? Used to multitask all the time.

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Dr. QH TRAN
Dr. QH TRAN answered
Child Psychiatry 30 years experience
Look at environment: Best way is to reduce distractions around you. Move to a more quiet place. Take note so you rely less on your memory. Contrary to popular values, don't multitask if not necessary. Instead, take a short break and go back to the original task.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What to do if I am easily distracted. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
No. Need diagnosis : Seek psychiatric & psychological or neuropsychological evaluations to diagnose the cause of distractibility. ADHD requires symptoms of Inattention &/or Hyperactivity/Impulsivity causing harmful dysfunction at home & school for at least 6 mos. before age 10. Doctors will need symptom onset, , duration, frequency, situation & impact. +personal & 3-generation family medical & psychiatric history.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Could use expert help with why i get so easily distracted?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
If distractibility: harmfully impacts your daily functioning, see a psychologist who can evaluate you for ADHD, which would have started before age 10, anxiety & other possible causes. You need a diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms in order to develop an effective treatment plan.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Easily distracted?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Easily distracted: Being easily distracted means that your thoughts or attention can be drawn away quickly or without much stimulation from what you had been concentrating on.

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