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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

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Easily Distracted (Definition)

Being easily distracted means that your thoughts or attention can be drawn away quickly or without much stimulation from what you ...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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Should i get tested for a possible mental disorder or try to be less stressed? Lately, i haven't been able to get most of my school work done. I keep telling myself to, but i get easily distracted or began to work on something else. It has gotten to the p

Should i get tested for a possible mental disorder or try to be less stressed? Lately, i haven't been able to get most of my school work done. I keep telling myself to, but i get easily distracted or began to work on something else. It has gotten to the p

It : It sounds like you are dealing with stress, depression, and anxiety. It is not a bad idea to consult a mental health professional for an evaluation and treatment plan. Also your school may have resources for issues such as this. All the best. ...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

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Having a hard time staying focused in class when taking notes, listening to discussions, ¬iced it with school work. & i get easily distracted. Also have issue when playin sports. Could I have add?

Having a hard time staying focused in class when taking notes, listening to discussions, &noticed it with school work. & i get easily distracted. Also have issue when playin sports. Could I have add?

ADD symptoms: The symptoms you are having are symptoms of add, but also other conditions could cause these. If you have had these symptoms since you were in grade school, then add might be the cause. Schedule an appointment with you doctor to discuss it. ...Read more

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Hard to focus, easily distracted, bcoming more forgetful n sometimes a bit confused. Is this bcs lack of sleep or something else? I get round 4.5h sleep

Hard to focus, easily distracted, bcoming more forgetful n sometimes a bit confused. Is this bcs lack of sleep or something else? I get round 4.5h sleep

Sleep deprivation: Generally 4.5 hours of sleep per night is not enough for most people and will predictably create some irritability, problems with concentration and recall, and fatigue. Of course this begs the question of why one would be getting such little sleep - medications, drugs, a mood disorder or medical condition. If sleeping more doesnt help it woudl be generally wise to get medical consultation. ...Read more

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What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd? I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety

What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd?  I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety

You may have both: The sx of adhd and ptsd may overlap. Especially in the details of easy distractabilty and poor memory. You should see a counselor for your ptsd symptoms but you should get some comprehensive psychological testing to determine if you have both or the one diagnosis ater this you may or may not want to add medication to the counseling. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Easily distracted?

Easily distracted: Being easily distracted means that your thoughts or attention can be drawn away quickly or without much stimulation from what you had been concentrating on. ...Read more

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Why am I suddenly so easily distracted? Used to multitask all the time.

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Why am I suddenly so easily distracted? Used to multitask all the time.

Look at environment: Best way is to reduce distractions around you. Move to a more quiet place. Take note so you rely less on your memory. Contrary to popular values, don't multitask if not necessary. Instead, take a short break and go back to the original task. ...Read more

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What to do if I am easily distracted. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

No. Need diagnosis : Seek psychiatric & psychological or neuropsychological evaluations to diagnose the cause of distractibility. ADHD requires symptoms of Inattention &/or Hyperactivity/Impulsivity causing harmful dysfunction at home & school for at least 6 mos. before age 10. Doctors will need symptom onset, , duration, frequency, situation & impact. +personal & 3-generation family medical & psychiatric history. ...Read more

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I am easily distracted when doing homework and studying. Can it be because im bored?

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Yes: Sometimes this may be the case. Make sure your environment is quiet and free of distraction is also important. Have a specific homework time and time yourself and give youeself a reward as a way to motivate yourself to finish homework earlier may help too. ...Read more

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How do I focus and stop getting easily distracted?

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How do I focus and stop getting easily distracted?

Look at environment: Best way is to reduce distractions around you. Move to a more quiet place. Take note so you rely less on your memory. Contrary to popular values, don't multitask if not necessary. Instead, take a short break and go back to the original task. ...Read more

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I have a problem on focusing and paying attention on things i can be easily distracted by things .Even though i slept properly, what should I do?

Easily distracted: You may have adult add. You should see a doc as sometimes you may have aduylt attention deficit. If it is something new you should have tests to make sure your thyroid and B12 levels are okay. R u eating well or losing weight or gaiing weight? Either way ur doc should be able to help u. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Inattention (Definition)

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