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How do I focus and stop getting easily distracted?

Dr. QH TRAN Dr. TRAN
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How do I focus and stop getting easily distracted?

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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Easily Distracted (Definition)

A person being easily distracted is a clinical finding in which his attention and the ability ...Read more


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I can get easily distracted and it's hard for me to focus and pay attention sometimes, do I have add or adhd?

I can get easily distracted and it's hard for me to focus and pay attention sometimes, do I have add or adhd?

It's possible: Although the symptoms you describe are consistent with adhd, there are many other conditions that can cause difficulty with focus and concentration. A few examples include thyroid dysfunction, depression, or an anxiety disorder. You will need to see a psychiatrist, a primary care doctor familiar with adhd, or a mental health professional to help discover the real reasons. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Lately I have become easily distracted and uninterested in the things i need to focus on. I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and lamictal. Should i get Adderall as well?

Lately I have become easily distracted and uninterested in the things i need to focus on. I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and lamictal. Should i get Adderall as well?

Not necessarily: The distractability ; lack of motivation is likely related to your depression. If you did not have add/adhd symptoms prior to your depression - then you likely don't have those conditions. Work with your provider to aggressively treat your depression. Take care. ...Read more

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Hard to focus, easily distracted, bcoming more forgetful n sometimes a bit confused. Is this bcs lack of sleep or something else? I get round 4.5h sleep

Hard to focus, easily distracted, bcoming more forgetful n sometimes a bit confused. Is this bcs lack of sleep or something else? I get round 4.5h sleep

Sleep deprivation: Generally 4.5 hours of sleep per night is not enough for most people and will predictably create some irritability, problems with concentration and recall, and fatigue. Of course this begs the question of why one would be getting such little sleep - medications, drugs, a mood disorder or medical condition. If sleeping more doesnt help it woudl be generally wise to get medical consultation. ...Read more

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I have a problem on focusing and paying attention on things i can be easily distracted by things .Even though i slept properly, what should I do?

Easily distracted: You may have adult add. You should see a doc as sometimes you may have aduylt attention deficit. If it is something new you should have tests to make sure your thyroid and B12 levels are okay. R u eating well or losing weight or gaiing weight? Either way ur doc should be able to help u. ...Read more

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I can't control myself. my mind always wandering, can't focus. Easily distracted. Restless, can't sit still. Is something wrong with me?

I can't control myself. my mind always wandering, can't focus. Easily distracted. 
Restless, can't sit still. 

Is something wrong with me?

Anxiety: I understand your discomfort. You deserve relief ! Do not feel helpless. Become the captain of your thought, feelings, anxiety and actions. Use Relaxation Music, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation. Walk, Swim and Tai Chi. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationship with parents and friends, separation, school and finances, and Medication if needed. ...Read more

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Doc, i can't control myself. my mind alway wandering, it's hard for me to stay focus. sometimes i am easily distracted. Is something wrong with me?

Doc, i can't control myself. my mind alway wandering, it's hard for me to stay focus. sometimes i am easily distracted. 
Is something wrong with me?

Possibly : it sound like attention deficit disorder ADD. YOU need to look for the foundational causes. To learn causes of ADD search for dr Doris Rapp and ADD or ADHD ON YouTube and then visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn environment causes for such cerebral symptoms ...Read more

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I have problems with zoning out. Short attention span. Easily distracted. Sometimes getting up muptiple during a small period of time helps me. focus.

I have problems with zoning out. Short attention span. Easily distracted. Sometimes getting up muptiple during a small period of time helps me. focus.

Practice: All of us get distracted easily. Focusing takes practice, and it's not easy for anyone no matter what they say. Try focusing on a long term goal and then keeping disciplined in taking the steps to reach that goal. With each successive step, your confidence will grow stronger and your focus will also. Give it a try and see if that gives you some perspective on it. ...Read more

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Having a hard time staying focused in class when taking notes, listening to discussions, ¬iced it with school work. & i get easily distracted. Also have issue when playin sports. Could I have add?

Having a hard time staying focused in class when taking notes, listening to discussions, &noticed it with school work. & i get easily distracted. Also have issue when playin sports. Could I have add?

ADD symptoms: The symptoms you are having are symptoms of add, but also other conditions could cause these. If you have had these symptoms since you were in grade school, then add might be the cause. Schedule an appointment with you doctor to discuss it. ...Read more

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