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How does your mental health affect your ability to stay focused?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Mental health

Problems with mental health such as anxiety or depression or attention deficit lead to poor concentration & affect your ability to stay focused.

In brief: Mental health

Problems with mental health such as anxiety or depression or attention deficit lead to poor concentration & affect your ability to stay focused.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of ways!

One of the most common symptoms of mental health issues is insomnia.
Just one night of poor sleep will negatively effect you ability to concentrate.

In brief: Lots of ways!

One of the most common symptoms of mental health issues is insomnia.
Just one night of poor sleep will negatively effect you ability to concentrate.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You can lose focus

Any mental disorder that affects you emotionally and functionally can drain energy, and mental clarity, especially when it is chronic.
Your ability to stay focused is likely going to be diminished. Contrast that however to what happens to you when you are fearful or suddenly threatened in some fashion and you could be in true danger of harm. All your senses are on hyper alert for fight or flight.

In brief: You can lose focus

Any mental disorder that affects you emotionally and functionally can drain energy, and mental clarity, especially when it is chronic.
Your ability to stay focused is likely going to be diminished. Contrast that however to what happens to you when you are fearful or suddenly threatened in some fashion and you could be in true danger of harm. All your senses are on hyper alert for fight or flight.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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