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inability to concentrate on school work, what to do?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
Poor concentration : May result from many causes. Evaluation by a qualified mental health professional may help to identify cause(s) and develop specific interventions. Balance in life, good sleep and nutrition, stress and anxiety reduction, and exercise are helpful no matter what the cause. Best regards for relief soon.

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Should an infected person be excluded from school or work?

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Depends: On the infection and the importance of their work and their role there. If the infection is virulent and aggressive and they have a job where they see many people, certainly. If they have an infection that is not particularly virulent (e.g. Hiv) or a job where they can not be missed but don't expose many others, probably not. Use reason (hard to do).
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One way is too...: ... Fully engage in what you are doing. If you focus intensely on the task at hand, then extraneous sources of stress and longer term concerns will not affect you as much. Of course, you may need treatment (meds, counseling, spiritual inspiration) to fully overcome disabling stress, but the best first step is to compartmentalize your other challenges so you can deal with the task at hand.
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Is inability to concentrate usually a symptom of depression?

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Possibly: Difficulty concentrating can indeed be one of the symptoms of depression, but other things can cause this also. Such as, anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorders, and some psychotic disorders. Substance abuse and/or dependence can lead to difficulty concentrating as well. Best bet would be to consult a psychiatrist for thorough evaluation.
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Sudden inability to concentrate? Can caffeine or medications do that?

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Can't concentrate: Possible. Also many medications can do that, especially sedatives taken during the day.

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