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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Difficulty Focusing (Overview)

Difficulty focusing = problems concentrating. This may occur for a number of reasons. One possible reason is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


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Does add cause difficulty focusing on every tasks including those of personal interest?

Does add cause difficulty focusing on every tasks including those of personal interest?

Yes: Adult add is probably underdiagnosed. Nobody focuses easily on stuff they hate or find boring; the add sufferer has trouble focusing on play and the things they like. The real question is, "will add medication help me?" some of my colleagues recommend a therapeutic trial. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
69 doctors shared insights

Difficulty Focusing (Overview)

Difficulty focusing = problems concentrating. This may occur for a number of reasons. One possible reason is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


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Does ritalin (methylphenidate) treat sleeping problems and difficulty focusing?

Does ritalin (methylphenidate) treat sleeping problems and difficulty focusing?

Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is sometimes used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness, such as that associated with narcolepsy, and is also sometimes used to treat symptoms of inattention, such as those found in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ...Read more

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With hyperthyroidism, what causes the inability to focus and how do you get rid of it?

With hyperthyroidism, what causes the inability to focus and how do you get rid of it?

Hyperthyroidism: You correct the inability to focus by lowering your thyroid level back into the normal range. You can't focus with hyperthyroidism because 1) you are tired all the time, 2) you might not sleep well with hyperthyroidism so you are tired all the time, 3) your mind is too active so you have too many thoughts going on at the same time...It's similar to taking a high amount of caffeine... ...Read more

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I have been having difficulty focusing my vision and it causes me to have headaches and get sleepy. Am i chemically unbalanced. What can I do?

I have been having difficulty focusing my vision and it causes me to have headaches and get sleepy. Am i chemically unbalanced. What can I do?

Improve basic health: Your difficulty focusing may be part of the headache cycle rather than it's cause. There are various life triggers you can reduce with effort.Ha's are often triggered by dehydration, stress, fatigue, fasting & sleep deficits> if you work on these basics things may improve, if not have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty focusing?

What causes difficulty focusing?

Many causes: There are many possible causes for difficulty focusing. Without knowing more details, the list of possible causes is very lengthy. I recommend that you see a professional for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty focusing?

What is the definition or description of: Difficulty focusing?

Difficulty focusing: Difficulty focusing = problems concentrating. This may occur for a number of reasons. One possible reason is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. ...Read more

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Why am I having difficulty focusing? Could it be the tedium of the task?

Possible: If this is a new symptom and happens only when you're engaged in a specific task, then tedium well may be the answer. If tedium emerges regularly no matter what you are doing, then it may be more about you, which might suggest the need for an assessment to understand why you grow bored so easily and what you can do about it. ...Read more

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Does add cause difficulty focusing on every tasks including those of personal interest?

Yes: Adult add is probably underdiagnosed. Nobody focuses easily on stuff they hate or find boring; the add sufferer has trouble focusing on play and the things they like. The real question is, "will add medication help me?" some of my colleagues recommend a therapeutic trial. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having difficulty focusing in school?

What to do if I'm having difficulty focusing in school?

Work to eliminate: distractions. get plenty of rest. if you find yourself continuing to have issues be evaluated for ADHD ...Read more