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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Inability To Concentrate (Overview)

You rely on your concentration to get you through the day, to perform you work. When you're unable to concentrate, you can't think clearly, can't focus on the task at hand or maintain your attention. There are number of psychological or medical conditions that might affect attention/concentration.


Dr. Olav Jaren
14 doctors shared insights

Inability To Concentrate (Overview)

You rely on your concentration to get you through the day, to perform you work. When you're unable to concentrate, you can't think clearly, can't focus on the task at hand or maintain your attention. There are number of psychological or medical conditions that might affect attention/concentration.


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My symptoms are night sweating and itchy skin. Also inability to concentrate, and irritability. Can you tell me what this means?

My symptoms are night sweating and itchy skin. Also inability to concentrate, and irritability. Can you tell me what this means?

Restless: There are many possibilities. Without a good history and physical, medications used, allergies, drugs, etc, it would be shooting in the dark . The constellation of symptoms you describe could be explained by hyperthyroidism, or etoh / sedative hypnotic withdrawal, opiate withdrawal, or an autoimmune or allergic reaction. Best to see your md for a thorough exam and laboratory testing. ...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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What can cause this sudden inability to concentrate?

Many things could : Cause an inability to concentrate from stress and anxiety to physical disorders. Speak with your physician and check out the medical possibilities first. If there is not a neurological or physical issue consider psychotherapy to see what emotional things may be interfering with your concentration. ...Read more

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Sudden inability to concentrate, what do you suggest?

Sudden inability to concentrate, what do you suggest?

Need Detective Work!: This sounds very unsettling! as you describe this as sudden, i'd urge u 2 seek out medical care right away 4 a workup so u can get 2 the bottom of this! the doc may refer u 2 medical specialist 4 other workups. After workup(s), if ur medical docs uncover no physical reasons 4 what you're experiencing, it would make sense 2 consult w/ a clinical psychologist/psychiatrist 4 further detective work. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inability to concentrate?

See below: You rely on your concentration to get you through the day, to perform you work. When you're unable to concentrate, you can't think clearly, can't focus on the task at hand or maintain your attention. There are number of psychological or medical conditions that might affect attention/concentration. ...Read more

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Help: i suffer from a major inability to concentrate, could this be from undiagnosed add?

ADD: It is possible, consult with an experienced clinical psychologist who specializes in treating add. This is a difficulty that requires a person who has done assessments for some time. Best. ...Read more

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Sudden inability to concentrate? Can caffeine or medications do that?

Sudden inability to concentrate?  Can caffeine or medications do that?

Can't concentrate: Possible. Also many medications can do that, especially sedatives taken during the day. ...Read more