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With add, how short is a short attention span?
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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: It wanders
Distractibility and inattention are core features of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adhd).
The distractibility can look like someone has a "short attention span, " but really is due to many things the environment grabbing the person's attention and their inability to maintain their focus on one thing. Thus their attention jumps from one thing to another often.

In brief: It wanders
Distractibility and inattention are core features of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adhd).
The distractibility can look like someone has a "short attention span, " but really is due to many things the environment grabbing the person's attention and their inability to maintain their focus on one thing. Thus their attention jumps from one thing to another often.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Causes concern
But- this really sounds like no further delay in serious discussion with a psychiatrist.

In brief: Causes concern
But- this really sounds like no further delay in serious discussion with a psychiatrist.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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