Ability To Concentrate

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.

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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
  • Electrical Hypersensitivity
  • Fluorosis
  • ADHD
  • Brain Tumor
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Copper Toxicity
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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:
hyperactivity
regular sleep paralysis
elevated lymphocyte count
joint pain/swelling/stiffness
dark areas under eyes
poor muscular strength
much reduced sense of smell
continuing significant limb numbness
bulging eyes
disturbed sleep
elevated free T4
reduced mental clarity
... 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:
Cause Probability Status
Electrical Hypersensitivity 92% Confirm
Lack Of Sleep 24% Unlikely
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 23% Unlikely
Fluorosis 3% Ruled out
Copper Toxicity 1% Ruled out
Brain Tumor 1% Ruled out
Hyperthyroidism 0% Ruled out
ADHD 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ 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 Mind Health 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?
Possible responses:
→ 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.

Fluoride Toxicity

Learning disorders, difficulty concentrating, incoherence, memory loss and confusion are all signs of fluorosis.

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