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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

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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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After quitting drinking, 40 yr old son having trouble at work concentrating, finishing tasks, being on time easily distracted ..Has seen several dr.S?

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

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I have problems with zoning out. Short attention span. Easily distracted. Sometimes getting up muptiple during a small period of time helps me. focus.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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I am experiencing difficulty focusing. Easily distracted. Space out a lot.

I am experiencing  difficulty focusing. Easily distracted. Space out a lot.

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 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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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.

Problems: Your presentation is alluding to attention deficit disorder, but before such diagnosis is made, you need a comprehensive evaluation to determine other possible contributors. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me that i'm easily distracted, agitated, irritated and have a need to retaliate using violence?

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 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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I can't control myself. my mind always wandering, can't focus. Easily distracted. Restless, can't sit still. Is something wrong with me?

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

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I had learning disability since childhood now I am adult I have develop nervous probelm. I am easily distracted worry about everything.

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 more

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Inattention (Definition)

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