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what is the definition or description of: inability to concentrate?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: You rely on your concentration to get you through the day, to perform you work. When you're unable to concentrate, you can't think clearly, can't focus on the task at hand or maintain your attention. There are number of psychological or medical conditions that might affect attention/concentration.

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What can cause this sudden inability to concentrate?

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