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
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- General Toxicity
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
- Mercury 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:
multiple swollen cervical nodes
gums that bleed easily
sexual abuse during childhood
history of herbicide exposure
early puberty onset
fatigue definitely reduced by eating
having suffered rape
history of tinnitus
depression with anxiety
... 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:
|Lack Of Sleep
|Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
|Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
* 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.