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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Inattention (Overview)

An inability to focus effectively in order to perform tasks or memorize things.


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

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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
125 doctors shared insights

Inattention (Overview)

An inability to focus effectively in order to perform tasks or memorize things.


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Describe your experience with add "inattention"?

Describe your experience with add "inattention"?

See below: Patient having symptoms of get distract easily, not pay attention or sustain attention, do careless mistake, try to finish work quickly, forget things. ...Read more

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Inattention (Tip)

Be sure to get a careful evaluation that rules out any medical condition that may cause inattention. ...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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Inattention (Tip)

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

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

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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Describe your experience with add "inattention"?

See below: Patient having symptoms of get distract easily, not pay attention or sustain attention, do careless mistake, try to finish work quickly, forget things. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inattention?

What is the definition or description of: Inattention?

Inattention: An inability to focus effectively in order to perform tasks or memorize things. ...Read more

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Inattention = adhd?

Bad name : Adhd is a poor description of a disorder that involves inefficient executive brain function. Poor management of brain activity results in "adhd." the new dsm will discontinue this confusing name. Many things can disrupt attention - anxiety depression poor comprehension pain - but people with adhd have a fundamental inefficiency in managing brain activity. This results in symptoms of adhd. ...Read more

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

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

55 to 75: 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. ...Read 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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I have 80% symptoms of ADHD.How to be sure if I have ADHD or not? and also how can I improve my inattention problem.

I have 80% symptoms of ADHD.How to be sure if I have ADHD or not? and also how can I improve my inattention problem.

A reliable resource: ankush0, Check out this website. It has some good ideas and basic and advanced information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-adhd/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20034552 ...Read more

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I am experiencing inattention. The following also describe me: Memory problems and Poor concentration. What should I do?

Possible ADHD: Start with a focused visit with your primary care doctor or neurologist who can start with an assessment for possible ADHD which is based on history and also screen for mood and chemical use disorders, both of which can cause inattention and poor concentration as well. Onset of symptoms is especially important, and if present since childhood, documents from teachers or parent observations help. ...Read more

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What's the difference between inattention in ADHD (short attention span) and spacing out?

What's the difference between inattention in ADHD (short attention span) and spacing out?

Quite similar: 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. ...Read more

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Which ADHD type is characterized by impulsivity & inattention symptoms without hyperactivity ?

Which ADHD type is characterized by impulsivity & inattention symptoms without hyperactivity ?

ADD: 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. ...Read more

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I am experiencing inattention and restlessness. The following also describe me: Hyperactivity, Poor concentration, and Impulsive or reckless behav...

Common problem: People perform at their worst when they have insufficient restorative sleep, are poorly nourished, are fighting illness or in a stressful setting. If some of these apply to or could be improved by you you could see how it helps. If not,meet with your doc and share your history and symptoms. Acquiring these patterns as an adult is more worrisome to me than those that have it from childhood. ...Read more

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