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Doctor insights on: Poor Concentration In Children

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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

Poor Concentration (Definition)

Unable to focus on the task of driving and being easily distracted ...Read more


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Can a lack of sleep cause poor concentration?

Can a lack of sleep cause poor concentration?

Sleep deprivation: Definitely people who sleep an average of less than 6 hours per night operate like someone legally drunk and the risk of accidents doubles. ...Read more

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Can short term memory loss affect child's ability in school?

Can short term memory loss affect child's ability in school?

Yes: Short term memory can definitely affect a child in school. Especially as he moves to the higher greades where he has to memorize more and more material. A number of disorder can affect memory in children, in addition substance abuse of marijuana or other agents may also cause memory impairements. Essentially a child's functioning in school may be impaired & affect his overall performance. ...Read more

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Can a poor learner survive in the workplace?

Can a poor learner survive in the workplace?

Yes but . . .: Education is a key factor in more advanced employment so slow learning can be a problem. Is this person through with schooling? Has this person gotten in trouble due to lack of learning skills. These skills can be improved but sometimes the goals may need adjustment. A vocational counselor should be consulted for the best options. ...Read more

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Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Is snoring linked to speech difficulties in children?

Snoring and Speech: Generally snoring and speech are not related. Not sure, go see an ENT to get an opinion. ...Read more

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Depression in children common?

Depression in children common?

No But Not Rare: Depression in childhood, at least of a severity that requires treatment, is not common (maybe 3-5% of the population). At the same time, this becomes a pretty large numbr when you start looking at groups of children. Also, depression is much more common among certain groups of kids - those with chronic medical illness, or children who have been abused. ...Read more

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Can poor dental health causes disorders in fetus?

Can poor dental health causes disorders in fetus?

YES: Poor oral health is the primary causes of low birthweight and premature deliveries. ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Can sleep apnea in children cause developmental delays?

Yes: Most of the times this kids by mistake diagnose with adhd and treat them for that instead of their sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What illness does poor hygiene cause in modern cities?

What illness does poor hygiene cause in modern cities?

Dental Decay: Poor dental hygiene relates to higher rates of cardiovascular desease and stroke. The simmering, low grade gum infection or gingivitis activates a body wide inflammatory reaction. The inflammatory cells and its immune chemicals will target tissue away from the teeth too. The small vessels of the heart and brain are affected long term causing heart disease and stroke. ...Read more

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Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

In some ways.: Add was thought to be a disorder of children and adolescents. Now we realize it doesn't magically disappear when you turn 18. So there may be many untreated adults out there with add that they have had for years. ...Read more

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Is poor concentration normal to find in people suffering from depression?

Is poor concentration normal to find in people suffering from depression?

Poor concentration: Poor concentration is a common symptom of depression . .Problems in concentration and focus can occur in a number of disorders or difficulties, such as adhd, bipolar or other cognitive or emotional disorders or even ordinary stress. A psychologist can provide a diagnostic assessment to help understand the nature of the concentration difficulties and what the underlying causes are. ...Read more

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Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Adults: It is more common for children to take things, but the full blown diagnosis of kleptomania is more common in adults. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep affect the brain's performance and memory?

Absolutely!: The symptoms described are very typical of poor quality sleep. If a person has adequate time for sleep, but it is of poor quality, there may be an issue with sleep related breathing. If this is the case, a visit to someone trained in sleep disorders is needed. Even if the problem is lack of time for adequate sleep, better quality sleep can be obtained in less time with treatment. ...Read more

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Could the use of audio therapy(brainwave entrainment,isochronic tones) help to improve memory and concentration in adults with attention deficit?

Could the use of audio therapy(brainwave entrainment,isochronic tones) help to improve memory and concentration in adults with attention deficit?

No: No research has supported the efficacy of these treatments for ADHD. The best therapy for ADHD is an appropriate medication and cognitive behavioral therapy for support. Good reliable sources of information for parents with kids with ADHD (or other issues) are the AAP parent site: healthychildren.org and the Nemours site: kidshealth.org. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Memory and concentration problems at 59?

Memory and concentration problems at 59?

Sure: According to researchers, only about 5 percent of people with alzheimer's disease developed symptoms before age 65. Early-onset alzheimer's can develop between ages 30 and 40, but it's very uncommon. It's more likely that memory problems are related to situational and psychological factors and organizational habits. Preoccupation or worry can interfere with focus and memory. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Is sleep apnea linked to speech difficulties in kids?

Limited evidence: At the present time, there is very little evidence to link speech difficulties with sleep apnea as a cause. ...Read more

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How can fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

How can  fetal alcohol syndrome present in toddlers and school age children?

Delays: Delays in maturity, learning, behaviors and intellectual functioning. It's important to get this clarified early so appropriate classroom and grade placement is implemented. Google fetal alcohol syndrome and read up on it. ...Read more