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Inattention (Definition)

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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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! ...Read more

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Describe your experience with add "inattention"?

Describe your experience with add "inattention"?

ADHD- Primarily: 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). ...Read more

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ADHD (Tip)

ADHD

Inattention makes them not complete tasks and move on to others, so they appear hyperactive. ...See more

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What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?

What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?

Stimulant & non-: stimulant medications are equally as effective for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type as for ADHD-Combined Type. The 9 symptoms of Inattention impact academics more than the 9 symptoms. of Hyperactivity/Impulsivity. One research method to measure efficacy of ADHD meds is to confirm that the kids get more math problems done & more correct when meds levels are optimal in their bloodstreams. ...Read more

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What are the rasons of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? And what are the treatments?

What are the rasons of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? And what are the treatments?

Multiple reasons: There are multiple reason from affected areas of the brain to problems with neurotransmitter levels that is the reason treatments vary from patients to patients and is such a complex disease. ...Read more

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Adolescent health (Tip)

Adolescent health

Excessive tv watching can contribute to visual problems, weight gain, aggression and inattention. ...See more

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Is it possible to get rid of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Not really: Adhd symptoms typically become less severe during adolescence, and about 30-40% of adults who once had adhd no longer have impairing symptoms. But, currently, we have not treatment that gets rid of this disorder. A number of treatments can greatly reduce major symptoms, but they return when the treatments stop. ...Read more

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Do I have inattention or add ?

Need evaluation: See a professional for evaluation possible testing & possibly a trial on meds. ...Read more

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ADHD (Tip)

ADHD

Be sure to get a careful evaluation that rules out any medical condition that may cause inattention. ...See more

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I'm wondering are hemi-inattention, hemispatial neglect, unilateral neglect and visual neglect synonymous?

Hemispatial neglect: is also called hemiagnosia, hemineglect, unilateral neglect, spatial neglect, contralateral neglect, unilateral visual inattention,hemi-inattention, neglect syndrome or contralateral hemispatialagnosia. Reduced awareness of stimuli on one side without sensory loss most commonly follows a "stroke" or hemorrhage of the other side of the brain. See http://m.jnnp.bmj.com/content/75/1/13.full for more. ...Read more

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