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Why Am I Suddenly So Easily Distracted Used To Multitask All The Time
After quitting drinking, 40 yr old son having trouble at work concentrating, finishing tasks, being on time easily distracted ..Has seen several dr.S?
ADHD?: While it could be residual effect from years of drinking (b12, b6, folate (folic acid) deficiency, etc), I have also found that adhd (symptoms you are describing) when undiagnosed, can lead to alcohol or substance abuse. Check out book by dr. Edward hallowell called delivered from distraction. That is where i first learned of this phenomenon. Good luck! ...Read more
I have problems with zoning out. Short attention span. Easily distracted. Sometimes getting up muptiple during a small period of time helps me. focus.
Practice: All of us get distracted easily. Focusing takes practice, and it's not easy for anyone no matter what they say. Try focusing on a long term goal and then keeping disciplined in taking the steps to reach that goal. With each successive step, your confidence will grow stronger and your focus will also. Give it a try and see if that gives you some perspective on it. ...Read more
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?
I have a hard time focusing in school. I am really easily distracted and will go off train of thought often. Would Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help with this?
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
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
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
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
Hi there, my 9 year old son finds it difficult to to concentrate getss, very easily distracted annoys other children in class lashes out also with me ?
Seek evaluation: Can be something as simple as Attention Deficit Disorder to a serious problem. To get to the heart of the matter, seek care with your regular physician. I cannot diagnose ADHD just by this question but look up the Adult ADHD Self Report (ASRS) and answer the questions honestly. If you check too many gray boxes, show this to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Since I started college I've struggled in school although I'm very bright. I'm easily distracted, take frequent breaks, and have a short attn span.
What's wrong with me that i'm easily distracted, agitated, irritated and have a need to retaliate using violence?
Get an evaluation: Thank you for your question. Without seeing you, it's hard to know what's wrong -- but a few possibilities come to mind. You sound concerned, and you should be. Please see your physician asap, so that you get the help you need and so you don't harm yourself or anyone else. Your doctor may want you to see a psychiatrist also, and this would be a very good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I can't control myself. my mind always wandering, can't focus. Easily distracted.
Restless, can't sit still.
Is something wrong with me?
Anxiety: I understand your discomfort. You deserve relief ! Do not feel helpless. Become the captain of your thought, feelings, anxiety and actions. Use Relaxation Music, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation. Walk, Swim and Tai Chi. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of relationship with parents and friends, separation, school and finances, and Medication if needed. ...Read more
I had learning disability since childhood now I am adult I have develop nervous probelm. I am easily distracted worry about everything.
Anxiety is treatable: Some children with learning disabilities ( such as ADD) continue to have symptoms as adults. Some children's problems improve as they become adult. But for others, the childhood difficulties led to on-going distress, sometimes anxiety or depression.Treatment can help. Please speak to you doctor, your local medical society or your insurance company for help finding a mental health professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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