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Dr. Robert Nahouraii
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Poor Attention (Overview)

Poor attention = easy distractability or lack of concentration.


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What can I do to help my child with her poor attention skills at school without using drugs?

What can I do to help my child with her poor attention skills at school without using drugs?

Improved structure: Check out chadd. Org for a number of excellent books talking about non-drug stragies for helping with attention. Behavioral interventions can be as effective as medications, but they have to be well designed and maintained. The school psychologist should have a list of strategies worth trying. Like medications, the benefits disappear when you remove the support systems. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Nahouraii
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Poor Attention (Overview)

Poor attention = easy distractability or lack of concentration.


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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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Treating Poor Vision (Checklist)

Try a tablet or ebook reader for reading
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What can I do to help my child with her poor attention skills at school without using drugs?

Improved structure: Check out chadd. Org for a number of excellent books talking about non-drug stragies for helping with attention. Behavioral interventions can be as effective as medications, but they have to be well designed and maintained. The school psychologist should have a list of strategies worth trying. Like medications, the benefits disappear when you remove the support systems. ...Read more

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What herbal remedies work well for poor concentration or poor attention?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What herbal remedies work well for poor concentration or poor attention?

Herbal remedies: From my experience, omega 3 & st. John's wort work well, as well as many antioxidanta, assuming you are healthy. ...Read more

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Is cognition affected by open heart surgery? 2.5 year old operated on at 6 weeks old. Angry, frustrated, slow speech, poor attention. - Connection?

Is cognition affected by open heart surgery? 2.5 year old operated on at 6 weeks old. Angry, frustrated, slow speech, poor attention. - Connection?

Possible: Cardiopulmonary bypass, anaesthesia, blood transfusions may all have cognitive consequences. Your child is still young enough that the brain should have the opportunity to heal. I would encourage you to get a neurologic evaluation as soon as possible, as well as seeing a pediatric behaviour specialist to assess the extent of the problem and treatment options ...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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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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I am experiencing inattention and restlessness. The following also describe me: Hyperactivity, Poor concentration, and Impulsive or reckless behav...

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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Do I have inattention or add?

Using this site: You can get the best use from this public site by providing essential background information and asking a clear related question. Your short question provides nothing on which to base an answer. The doctors on this site donate their time to address your issues. Any minor cost for lengthy/wordy questions cover the cost of maintaining the site. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the difference between hemi inattention and hemispatial neglect?

What is the difference between hemi inattention and hemispatial neglect?

Equivalent: They both refer to the same disorder as a result of damage to a cerebral hemisphere. ...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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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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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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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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Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid. What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid. What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

Testing: The challenge with comorbid attention deficit and generalized anxiety disorder is whether there is more than meets the eye. Without a thorough neuropsychological exam including attention, achievement, ability, memory, perception, behavior and a computerized internet based actuarial assessment personality test like the MMPI-A/2 its hard to know what medications to use. Other conditions can exist. ...Read more

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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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Can be few second inattention and sudden fatigue while driving car on long route in driving school caused by reocurrence of iron deficiency anemia?

Can be few second inattention and sudden fatigue while driving car on long route in driving school caused by reocurrence of iron deficiency anemia?

Actually those: Types of symptoms could potentially occur in any one who is having to drive very long distances. Do you feel inattentive or fatigue in other situations outside of this? ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, what I have to do for to remove the anxiety disorders, stress, brain tiredness, inattention, compressing and head trembling in unknow people?

Social phobia: People with stress, anxiety and trembling around strangers can be helped by a therapist with experience in social phobias. Ask your primary care provider about it; s/he may be able to suggest someone nearby. ...Read more

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How to cope with attention deficet?

How to cope with attention deficet?

Coping w' ADHD: There are many ways to cope with adhd. You can consider some of the newer medications for adhd. There are therapists who specialize in adult adhd. They run groups & teach coping techniques. Find a good therapist & get started. A. ...Read more

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What to pay attention to on nutrition facts?

What to pay attention to on nutrition facts?

You are what you eat: It's important to know what you are taking into your body for numerous health reasons. When you know the nutrition that you are putting into your body you can be sure that you are getting the nutrients that support your body in functioning optimally. ...Read more

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What to do when hubby gives u no attention?

Sexuality: This question is not appropriate for this simple health app. Perhaps you should seek therapy on why you would be in a relationship that is not providing you with what you need. ...Read more

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What is going on with me should I seek medical attention?

Need more details: For us to offer you advice, you have to explain what symptoms are bothering you. Try to be specific if you can. ...Read more

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Should you seek medical attention for a desert recluse bite?

Should you seek medical attention for a desert recluse bite?

Not likely: The majority (>90%) of recluse bites cause little tissue damage and do not need medical attention. Watch the bite site--if you notice the site becoming increasingly red, the formation of a brown eschar or increasing pain, do seek treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Inattention (Definition)

An inability to focus effectively in order to perform ...Read more