inattention

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Inattention is a clinical finding in which a person has decreased attention span. This can occur in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or use of stimulant drugs.

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Inattention = adhd?

Not neccearily

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Attention deficit is a necessary symptom for a diagnosis for ADHD but not all issues with attention are due to AdHD. Problems with attention can also be seen in disinterest in particular subject, immaturity, post head injury syndrome, delerium etc.
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Dr. Douglas Bey answered:

Do i have inattention or ADD ?

Need evaluation

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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered:

Describe your experience with ADD "inattention"?

ADHD- Primarily

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Inattentive Type is a neurodevelopmental disorder with criteria of 6/9 or > significant symptoms of inattention in 2 settings for 6 mos or >, with symptoms starting < age 7 that cause harmful dysfunction in academics/learning, peer interaction &/or behavior, often with deficits in remembering, processing, "filing," retrieving & organizing information & executive functions (the "CEO" of the brain)
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Dr. Steven Chen answered:

At what age do you start noticing long-term and working memory loss plus inattention?

55 to 75

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Early onset dementia can occur as early as age 40, but typically it is around age 60 or 65. The older a person becomes, the more likely they will experience a memory problem. Memory problems are not a sign of normal aging, but a sign of an underlying disease such as dementia.
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What's the difference between inattention in adhd (short attention span) and spacing out?

Quite similar

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The attentional problems with ADHD are of two broad types: inattention and distractiibility. Inattention is trouble staying focused on a topic, even with the best of intentions, and "spacing out" can be a manifestation of that. Distractibility has to do with being unable to a new element in the environment when one needs to stay focused on something else, jumping from one activity to another.
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Which adhd type is characterized by impulsivity & inattention symptoms without hyperactivity ?

ADD

Hyperactivity
ADD without hyperactivity is simply ADD. It can sometimes be overlooked because the kids are not as conspicuous as the ones bouncing around the classroom.
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Dr. Missid Ghanem answered:

Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

See below...

All the symptoms U describe are not uncommon with depressive disorders...although more details are needed, to know for sure... I hope U are in Psychotherapy working on the underlying emotional issues. I have seen many a client have their physical symptoms disappear as their depression lifted... Of course, a general physical work up with Ur MD is a good idea as well... wishing you well!
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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered:

What causes attention deficit disorder?

ADD

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seems to be due to differences in how the brain processes information, since medication reduces the symptoms of attention deficit disorder .
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

Can mercury cause attention deficit disorder?

Mercury & ADHD

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High mercury levels in the blood was found to be associated with ADD, according to study from Hong Kong, where consumption of deep sea fish is high.
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Could a ct scan show attention deficit disorder?

No

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ADD is a clinical diagnosis and is not made on CT scan.
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