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which add med is more successful in memory retention and focus?

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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Which med: None of the adhd medications standout as being particularly better than the other in terms of improving forgetfulness or memory problems. What seems to be most effective.Is finding the.Right adhd medication that works.For you and that you can tolerate. If the med improves your ability to concentrate and focus, your immediate memory should improve as well.

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What can I do to improve my memory and be able to focus my attention so i can absorb things easier? Difficult to focus my attention

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Depends on your age: Memory and concentration are related and these two deteriorate as you age.It may be difficult to prevent age related memory loss completely you can nimprove your memory by doing mentally stimulating activities to keep your brain active and in good shape.Like doing crossworld puzzle, learning new things like playing a musical instrument get plenty of sleep avoid distractions pleasant social activiti.
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Am researching nootropics to help with focus, memory & alertness @ my stressful, taxing engineering job. What are the top, safest, allin1 OTC options?

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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Geriatric Psychiatry 62 years experience
Safe but ineffective: You might be just wasting your money. There is no evidence that nootropics are effective.
Saint Paul, MN
A 27-year-old female asked:

I am only 27 years old but I have a lot if trouble with my memory. I also find it difficult to focus on what I am doing.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Sounds difficult: With your physical & psychological conditions, it may not be possible to isolate the exact reasons for your symptoms. I hope you can talk w/ both your medical doctor and your psychiatrist. If not, it might be a consideration to add a psychologist, specialist ot or other counselor to your team. Re-learning how to use your brain may be successful, but a real challenge, like with stroke victims. Best.
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A 17-year-old male asked:

Does coffee help focusing ? Or it just helps being awake ? And does it affect my memory in any way ?Positively or negatively ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Transiently: The caffeinne in coffee is a stimulant and for most it increases their ability to screen out distractions and focus on their work.For some it may not. It also will increase the blood pressure and heart and metabolic rate.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 16-year-old male asked:

What can I do to improve my focus and my memory ? Im 16 doing exams

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Dr. Ronald Buckman
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Sleep and exercise: Good sleep every night, 8 to 9 hours and daily exercise, cardio, at least 20 minutes preferably outside in the fresh air.

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