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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
19 doctors shared insights

Easily Distracted (Overview)

A person being easily distracted is a clinical finding in which his attention and the ability to focus are limited.


Dr. Patrick Tapia
Board Certified, Psychiatry
8 years in practice
718K people helped
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What can cause lack of concentration other than add?I don't have serious memory loss or hyperactivity.I only can't concentrate(i am easily distracted?

Dr. Patrick Tapia
Board Certified, Psychiatry
8 years in practice
718K people helped
What can cause lack of concentration other than add?I don't have serious memory loss or hyperactivity.I only can't concentrate(i am easily distracted?

Depression: There are a lot of reasons that concentration can be low. Depression is often overlooked although anxiety, inadequate nutrition, compromised sleep, interpersonal issues and personalty characteristics. You emphasize a lack of hyperactivity and a lack of memory loss although attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a misleading label for a condition with more subtle possible manifestations. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified
12 years in practice
381K people helped
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
19 doctors shared insights

Easily Distracted (Overview)

A person being easily distracted is a clinical finding in which his attention and the ability to focus are limited.


Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
2M people helped
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What makes my kid to get easily distracted?

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
2M people helped
What makes my kid to get easily distracted?

Age?: Young children have very short attention spans. The older they are, they can maintain focus to a determined activity longer. Toddlers can not keep their attention to something longer than a few minutes. Consider if it affects school work or other activities. Try to give kids simple one step commands so it is easier to keep their focus. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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12 years in practice
381K people helped
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Dr. Edward Young Jr
Board Certified, Dermatology
36 years in practice
108K people helped
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I have easily irritated skin that sometimes gets worse by scratching, treatment?

Dr. Edward Young Jr
Board Certified, Dermatology
36 years in practice
108K people helped
I have easily irritated skin that sometimes gets worse by scratching, treatment?

Eczema: Eczema or dermatitis is easily irritated, itchy skin. Minimize hot bathing and soap, apply gentle moisturizer such as Lubriderm to control scratching. Cortisone may be necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Is there a way to easily get rid of insomnia?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Is there a way to easily get rid of insomnia?

Sleep hygiene: Is key. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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12 years in practice
381K people helped
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Tim Markman
Board Certified, General Practice
68 years in practice
17K people helped
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How to prevent getting sick easily?

Tim Markman
Board Certified, General Practice
68 years in practice
17K people helped
How to prevent getting sick easily?

Wash your hands: By far the best thing that you can do to prevent getting sick easily is washing your hands. General health practices like this are often overlooked but can make a major difference. This is especially true during seasons where a lot of your friends or coworkers may be sick. A flu vaccine can also be a great way to stay healthy during flu season and is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
30 years in practice
1M people helped
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I like to wear earplugs because i get easily distracted. Can they harm my ears? Is there anything I should avoid or be aware of?

Dr. Michael DePietro
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
30 years in practice
1M people helped
I like to wear earplugs because i get easily distracted.  Can they harm my ears?  Is there anything I should avoid or be aware of?

Yes: Excessively high volume on the ear phones over time can result in increased risk of hearing loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
2M people helped
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What makes my kid to get easily distracted?

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
2M people helped

Age?: Young children have very short attention spans. The older they are, they can maintain focus to a determined activity longer. Toddlers can not keep their attention to something longer than a few minutes. Consider if it affects school work or other activities. Try to give kids simple one step commands so it is easier to keep their focus. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
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What to do if I am easily distracted. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
What to do if I am easily distracted. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

No. Need diagnosis : Seek psychiatric & psychological or neuropsychological evaluations to diagnose the cause of distractibility. ADHD requires symptoms of Inattention &/or Hyperactivity/Impulsivity causing harmful dysfunction at home & school for at least 6 mos. before age 10. Doctors will need symptom onset, , duration, frequency, situation & impact. +personal & 3-generation family medical & psychiatric history. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped
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Could use expert help with why i get so easily distracted?

Dr. Johanna Fricke
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
45 years in practice
16M people helped

If distractibility: harmfully impacts your daily functioning, see a psychologist who can evaluate you for ADHD, which would have started before age 10, anxiety & other possible causes. You need a diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms in order to develop an effective treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. QH TRAN
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
25 years in practice
87K people helped
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Why am I suddenly so easily distracted? Used to multitask all the time.

Dr. QH TRAN
Board Certified, Child Psychiatry
25 years in practice
87K people helped
Why am I suddenly so easily distracted? Used to multitask all the time.

Look at environment: Best way is to reduce distractions around you. Move to a more quiet place. Take note so you rely less on your memory. Contrary to popular values, don't multitask if not necessary. Instead, take a short break and go back to the original task. ...Read more

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