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

Dr. QH TRAN Dr. TRAN
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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Do antipsychotics take away will power. I find that I cant to basic things. i feel very overwhelmed and my body is so weak especially at the knees.

Do antipsychotics take away will power. I find that I cant to basic things. i feel very overwhelmed and my body is so weak especially at the knees.

Klonopin (clonazepam) effects: I understand your distress. Thank you for informing use of Klonopin (clonazepam). Klonopin (clonazepam) is used to treat Seizure disorders or Panic disorder, it may cause depression, apathy, anxiety. “taking away will power” is likely due to Klonopin (clonazepam). “my body is so weak” is likely due to antipsychotic medication. Discuss with Psychiatrist Diagnosis, medication side effects; gradual withdrawal of Klonopin (clonazepam); and Therapy ...Read more

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I find myself not being able to fall asleep and if i turn the tv off i get all paranoid. How to overcome this problem?

I find myself not being able to fall asleep and if i turn the tv off i get all paranoid. How to overcome this problem?

Hygiene: First determine if you have good sleep hygiene. If so, there are a number of sleep medications that might help both prescription and over the counter. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Why do I have nightmares every time I go to sleep? They are to the point where I feel mentally disturbed and unable to function when I wake up.

Why do I have nightmares every time I go to sleep? They are to the point where I feel mentally disturbed and unable to function when I wake up.

Troubling: Can't tell you the reason without a thorough understanding of the context and any other symptoms. Recommend medical or psychiatric evaluation to explore further. Take care. ...Read more

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So confused as to why I am unable to show all emotions in front of pyschologist and others but on my own i get really down ans suicidal ?

So confused as to why I am unable to show all emotions in front of pyschologist and others but on my own i get really down ans suicidal ?

It takes time: To build trust with a therapist. Tell them how hard it is to speak about your feelings with anyone. They will help you open up. When depressed try calling a hotline where the staff are trained to help people 24/7. Avoid alcohol since it will make you feel more depressed. If your thoughts include plans of ways to harm yourself call your therapist or go to an emergency room and get help right away. ...Read more

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Why is my memory so horrible? I often forget directions and entire lectures. I try recording them but even while listening I often have to rewind it t

Why is my memory so horrible? I often forget directions and entire lectures. I try recording them but even while listening I often have to rewind it t

Common issue...: Memory storage is a complex topic. To begin forming a memory, attention must be focused on the material. If you are tired, bored, distracted--this can be the single biggest challenge. Next, you must "understand" the material within some framework of reference familiar to you. Finally, repetition/review reinforces the memory. Caffeine is controversial here, but can help with 1 parameter--fatigue. ...Read more

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How can I stop being so angry all the time?

How can I stop being so angry all the time?

Anger problems: Anger is a normal emotion. However, some people become angry over seemingly trivial things. The intensity of their anger may be excessive for the situation. If this is the case it is important to check out the cause. How anger is expressed behaviorally is very important. If expressed aggressively or w violence – that could be problematic. Passive- aggressive expression of anger does not help. ...Read more

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Everyday at 12:00pm i become helplessly fatigued and just absolutely can not stay awake. What on earth can I do to stay awake and not feel so tired?

Everyday at 12:00pm i become helplessly fatigued and just absolutely can not stay awake. What on earth can I do to stay awake and not feel so tired?

Rule out sleep apnea: Low oxygen levels at night due to sleep apnea can result in excessive somnolence and fatigue during the daytime. Full checkup including labs to rule out anemia, thyroid, or blood sugar problems. If narcolepsy determined through sleep evaluation, specific meds like Provigil might help. ...Read more

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I have plans this weekend, when my period is very heavy. I'll be surrounded by ppl all the time and i don't want to go to the bathroom constantly.Tips?

I have plans this weekend, when my period is very heavy. I'll be surrounded by ppl all the time and i don't want to go to the bathroom constantly.Tips?

Protection: You can see your doctor for medications to lighten your period. Otherwise you can use tampons, pads, instead cup or diva cup to prevent leakage. Or you can double up - wear 2 pads and a tampon. Some people even wear adult diapers. ...Read more

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Treated for fibro and depression. I don't feel depress at all when I am alone. But when people get in the mix, forcing me to be social, all goes wrong?

Treated for fibro and depression. I don't feel depress at all when I am alone. But when people get in the mix, forcing me to be social, all goes wrong?

Work w/therapist: This issue is best understood & dealt with by working with a psychologist or other therapist. Comfort with solitude vs company can be an innate characteristic for some people, but i don't know if this is lifelong or more recent with you. Your difficulty with people may come from many sources -- so i suggest finding a good psychologist and discussing with him or her. Be well, . ...Read more

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How do I stop racing thoughts so that i can focus on the task at hand? Also causes me not to be aware of my surroundings and become disoriented.

How do I stop racing thoughts so that i can focus on the task at hand? Also causes me not to be aware of my surroundings and become disoriented.

Racing thoughts: Can have many causes-from mild anxiety (which counseling can help problem solve) to bipolar/schizoaffective disorders which usually are most of the day to adhd which have onset in childhood/adolescents but may worsen after menopause. Poor concentration can also be a side effect of some meds such as used to treat overactive bladder and beta blockers for blood pressure. Need eval to determine tx. ...Read more

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I'm always daydreaming, so much that I cant stop. I get so attached to the people in my daydreams I even end up crying sometimes. Whats wrong with me?

I'm always daydreaming, so much that I cant stop. I get so attached to the people in my daydreams I even end up crying sometimes. Whats wrong with me?

Are you sad most of : the time? It might be a sign of dysythmic disorder or even depression. If you notice that you are sad often, have no energy, over-eating or under-eating & have no interest in doing things that you used to do, this points to depression. These are just some symptoms. If you feel like hurting yourself in some way, I would go to the ER right away. Just remember, as long as there is LIFE, there is HOPE ...Read more

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Why have I randomly suddenly lost my ability to do even simple maths in school when I used to naturally be very strong at it my entire life?

Why have I randomly suddenly lost my ability to do even simple maths in school when I used to naturally be very strong at it my entire life?

Math: There is no one area of the brain which controls your math ability or your musical abilities, etc. If what you're saying is really true you may have had a stroke and I would see a neurologist immediately. He might want to get a functional MRI. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Used to be so happy. Now only happy when i drink or am out of the house doing something all day, why is this? I used to be happy just relaxing at home

Used to be so happy. Now only happy when i drink or am out of the house doing something all day, why is this? I used to be happy just relaxing at home

Sounds like: You need someone to work with to identify the causes of these changes. Using alcohol to escape unhappiness will only complicate things for you, and not solve whatever problems are there. Perhaps you're seeking some kind of distraction from yourself ; your feelings, when what will help you more in the long run will be focused review of why you're unhappy. A psychologist can help with this. ...Read more

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Why is it that i feel unfocused, hard to remember, brain fogged, and restless only at home but fine when i'm at school or elsewhere?

Why is it that i feel unfocused, hard to remember, brain fogged, and restless only at home but fine when i'm at school or elsewhere?

May be an: environmental issue like mold, toxic fumes or psychological stressors (noisy kids etc) Tell your doctor about your concern. Get the problem remedied. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was thinking: not long ago I started to use antihistamines when needed. All of them make people tired but, can't they just take a nap to get energy?

I was thinking: not long ago I started to use antihistamines when needed. All of them make people tired but, can't they just take a nap to get energy?

Unlcear: True some antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sedated and sleepy. I'm not too sure what your question is! Please rephrase your question. Thanks ...Read more

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Why am I so sensitive to sleep deprivation when other people can pull an all-nighter?

Why am I so sensitive to sleep deprivation when other people can pull an all-nighter?

Human?: Humans werent meant to not sleep. You can train yourself to function when tired, though it is not fun to do, and its still miserable. At 43, I'd say get your rest. ...Read more

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Why is it in my mind i can see myself easily doing good things the way i want to do them, but in reality when it come time to act on them i clam up?

Why is it in my mind i can see myself easily doing good things the way i want to do them, but in reality when it come time to act on them i clam up?

Perfectionism?: Folks who are perfectionists are often procrastinators. Since it feels like they can never do something perfectly they keep putting it off. Try to remember that your are loved/accepted for who you are, not for what you do--the paycheck mentality of our world. ...Read more

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I cannot fall asleep fast at all i stay up late and get distracted by my iphone. How can I stop doing this? I am also really lazy all day?

I cannot fall asleep fast at all i stay up late and get distracted by my iphone. How can I stop doing this? I am also really lazy all day?

No stimuli: I would be lazy all day if i were sleep deprived also! start by eliminating the cell phone, computer, and t v. Pick up a relaxing read, get in bed, and you will relax and fall asleep! hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Inattention (Definition)

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