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How Do I Focus And Stop Getting Easily Distracted
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Seek evaluation: Can be something as simple as Attention Deficit Disorder to a serious problem. To get to the heart of the matter, seek care with your regular physician. I cannot diagnose ADHD just by this question but look up the Adult ADHD Self Report (ASRS) and answer the questions honestly. If you check too many gray boxes, show this to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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