What Causes Poor Concentration?
Poor concentration can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose poor concentration, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "poor concentration" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- Lack Of Sleep
- Allergic Tension
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
- Copper Toxicity
- Mercury Toxicity
- General Toxicity
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
loss of appetite
frequent bizarre dreams
very strong appetite
occasional racing thoughts
fatigue after slight exertion
moderately tight muscles
bags under eyes
nausea for 1-3 months
fatigue slightly reduced by eating
reduced sense of smell
... and more than 110 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of poor concentration:
|Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
|Lack Of Sleep
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Mental Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about ability to concentrate:
Do you have difficulty concentrating, keeping your attention focused? Are you easily distracted?
→ Don't know
→ No, it is easy for me to focus on one thing
→ Yes, slight difficulty concentrating sometimes
→ Yes, I am frequently distracted
→ Yes, it is almost impossible to focus on one thing
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either not having trouble concentrating or having trouble concentrating, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
People who are inattentive have a hard time keeping their mind on any one thing and may get bored with a task after only a few minutes. They may give effortless, automatic attention to activities and things they enjoy but find it very difficult to focus deliberate, conscious attention on organizing and completing a task or learning something new.
Learning disorders, difficulty concentrating, incoherence, memory loss and confusion are all signs of fluorosis.