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What makes my kid to get easily distracted?

What makes my kid to get easily distracted?

Age?: Young children have very short attention spans. The older they are, they can maintain focus to a determined activity longer. Toddlers can not keep their attention to something longer than a few minutes. Consider if it affects school work or other activities. Try to give kids simple one step commands so it is easier to keep their focus. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Easily Distracted (Definition)

A person being easily distracted is a clinical finding in which his attention and the ability ...Read more


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Could use expert help with why i get so easily distracted?

Could use expert help with why i get so easily distracted?

If distractibility: harmfully impacts your daily functioning, see a psychologist who can evaluate you for ADHD, which would have started before age 10, anxiety & other possible causes. You need a diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms in order to develop an effective treatment plan. ...Read more

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When im studying and sleeping i get easily distracted by little noises. Why?Am i normal?

When im studying and sleeping i get easily distracted by little noises. Why?Am i normal?

Probably but: You might want to see if you have sx of add or adhd--ck out some of the sites on the internet-- if you do seem to have a problem go to a psychiatrist for further eval ; poss rx. ...Read more

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Why do I get so easily distracted? Stress or poor sleep?

Why do I get so easily distracted? Stress or poor sleep?

Many causes: There are many causes for distractibility. If it is lifelong starting early in life, it may be attention deficit, which is a brain disorder that should be treated with medicines. If it starts later in life, something else is causing it, such as poor sleep, daytime sleepiness, sleep apnea, depression, anxiety, and other causes. ...Read more

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I can get easily distracted and it's hard for me to focus and pay attention sometimes, do I have add or adhd?

I can get easily distracted and it's hard for me to focus and pay attention sometimes, do I have add or adhd?

It's possible: Although the symptoms you describe are consistent with adhd, there are many other conditions that can cause difficulty with focus and concentration. A few examples include thyroid dysfunction, depression, or an anxiety disorder. You will need to see a psychiatrist, a primary care doctor familiar with adhd, or a mental health professional to help discover the real reasons. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Lately I have become easily distracted and uninterested in the things i need to focus on. I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and lamictal. Should i get Adderall as well?

Lately I have become easily distracted and uninterested in the things i need to focus on. I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and lamictal. Should i get Adderall as well?

Not necessarily: The distractability ; lack of motivation is likely related to your depression. If you did not have add/adhd symptoms prior to your depression - then you likely don't have those conditions. Work with your provider to aggressively treat your depression. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok
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