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):
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Allergic Tension
  • ADHD
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • General Toxicity
  • Fluorosis
  • Epstein-Barr Virus

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:
very strong appetite
intolerance of sugars
history of panic attacks
recent body hair loss
increased emotional instability
cocaine use
occasional unexplained fevers
frequent difficulty falling asleep
major joint pain/swelling/stiffness
sexual abuse during childhood
very angry/hostile disposition
specific muscle weakness
... and more than 100 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
Fluorosis 94% Confirm
General Toxicity 19% Unlikely
ADHD 14% Unlikely
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 2% Ruled out
Epstein-Barr Virus 0% Ruled out
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity 0% Ruled out
Allergic Tension 0% Ruled out
Hypoglycemia 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:
Fluoride Toxicity

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

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