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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)

A person being easily distracted is a clinical finding in which his attention and the ability ...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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Is there a medical term for someone old who is easily distracted?

Yes: The term is "easily distracted".If that distraction is significant enough to cause serious impairment then you might consider adhd, of course, stress, depression , anxiety, poor sleep and many other conditions could also be at fault. ...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