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Causes Of Poor Attention Span
Multiple possible: There are many possibilities for difficulty with attention and remembering. A couple include anxiety and various anxiety disorders, and also add. Probably you want to see your family physician first for a general health exam, but seeing a psychiatrist for an evaluation will help discern what's causing this difficulty in you. A helpful treatment plan can then be created. Good luck to you! ...Read more
Poor attention is a symptom in which a person has a short attention span. Attention is the ability to concentrate on a task, subject, or idea and remain interested. Persons with poor attention (such as in Attention Deficit Disorder) have trouble staying focused ...Read more
Short attention span: What was the question again? Just kidding. It can be from a variety of things. I would suggest a good psychological evaluation that can evaluate for such conditions as adhd in conjunction with a good psychiatric consultation who can discuss treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do seizures cause memory loss in epileptics? I find after each seizure my memory and attention span are getting worse. I'm only 24!
Seizures and memory: Normally a person's memory function returns to normal after a seizure, although it may take some time. Most seizures last 30-90 seconds. Are your seizures like those? Prolonged seizures that require treatment with intensive care often associate with memory loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 15 month old has an attention span of like 2 seconds and is very mean to other kids her dad has ADHD bipolar and ptsd is the cause for concern?
No, yes, and maybe.: A toddler with short attention is not a concern, but yes a toddler who's mean to others is a problem. Parents with such a child can work with a pediatrician plus learn special parenting skills to get rid of the meanness. A history of psychiatric illness is both bad and good. It's bad to have, but it's good that the illness is known, so parents can try to prevent the child from getting the illness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get evaluated!: The only way to figure out what may be the cause of this attention issues is a thourough evaluation. Start with your primary care provider and discuss your concerns. ...Read more
Optimize environment: Assuming you don't have adhd (and even if you do), the best ways to improve attention span and keep thoughts focused are first to prepare yourself--get enough sleep, eat regular, healthy meals, get some exercise--and then prepare your environment--get rid of potential distractions, set up a workspace that is uncluttered with noise or other stimulation, and do one thing at a time. ...Read more
I amstudying for an exam, however my attention span seems to be on the low side. Could this be related to my health?
Could be: Discuss with your doctor about this problem. Certain condition like low thyroid hormone, deficiency in iron or other vitamin or other medical condition can affect your memory and concentration. Your doctor can run some simple blood work to rule things out. Good luck. Also, don't forget to eat right, sleep well and exercise regularly. ...Read more
Attention: One definition would be the length of time a person can remain focused on a single subject, object or topic in an uninterrupted fashion. It is time based. ...Read more
It wanders: Distractibility and inattention are core features of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adhd). The distractibility can look like someone has a "short attention span, " but really is due to many things the environment grabbing the person's attention and their inability to maintain their focus on one thing. Thus their attention jumps from one thing to another often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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