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Concentration difficulty

Concentration difficulty: Introduction

Difficulty with concentration is a symptom that can arise from both physical and psychological or emotional problems. Concentration symptoms may or may not be associated with memory symptoms such as forgetfulness. Physical medical conditions that affect concentration include Lyme disease, whiplash, and various others. Psychological conditions that may impair concentration include depression, certain anxiety disorders, and stress. Sleep disorders such as insomnia or sleep apnea can also impair concentration ability. Any concentration or memory symptom needs prompt professional medical diagnosis....more »

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Causes of Concentration difficulty:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Concentration difficulty. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Concentration difficulty

Home Diagnostic Testing and Concentration difficulty

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Causes of Types of Concentration difficulty:

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Concentration difficulty: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Concentration difficulty

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Message Boards for Concentration difficulty

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Diagnostic tests for Concentration difficulty:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Concentration difficulty. Some of these are listed below :

Medications or substances causing Concentration difficulty:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Concentration difficulty as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Concentration difficulty:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Concentration difficulty as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Percodan and alcohol interaction
  • Terephthalate and alcohol interaction
  • Percodan-Demi and alcohol interaction
  • Roxiprin and alcohol interaction
  • Empirin with Codeine No. 3 and alcohol interaction
  • Empirin with Codeine No. 4 and alcohol interaction
  • Synalgos-DC and alcohol interaction
  • more interactions...»

Concentration difficulty: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Concentration difficulty may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Concentration difficulty

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Concentration difficulty. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Concentration difficulty: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Concentration difficulty

Rare epilepsy misdiagnosed as ADHD: The less common disorder of temporal lobe epilepsy is a type of epilepsy without physical seizures. Some patients suffer from hyperactivity and similar symptoms, making a misdiagnosis of ADHD a...read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a ...read more »

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is often misdiagnosed. The typical symptoms are night-time...read more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help from their...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of eating disorders or symptoms...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See ...read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose these anxiety disorders...read more »

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Concentration difficulty: Related Rare Diseases

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Concentration difficulty: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Concentration difficulty:

The list of organs typically affected by Concentration difficulty may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Concentration difficulty

The list below shows some of the causes of Concentration difficulty mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Concentration difficulty?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Concentration difficulty. Of the 365 causes of Concentration difficulty that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 13 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 351 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Concentration difficulty:

The following list of conditions have 'Concentration difficulty' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Concentration difficulty:

The following list of medical conditions have Concentration difficulty or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Concentration difficulty Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Concentration difficulty based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Concentration difficulty?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Concentration difficulty, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Concentration difficulty:

    Subtypes of Concentration difficulty:

    Impaired concentration (44 causes), Inability to concentrate (30 causes), Inattention (45 causes), Acute Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (9 causes), Acute concentration difficulty in adults (7 causes), Acute concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (13 causes), Acute difficulty concentrating at work (8 causes), Acute difficulty concentrating for long periods (7 causes), Acute episodic concentration difficulty (3 causes), Acute feeling of having difficulty concentrating (5 causes), Acute seasonal concentration difficulty (7 causes), Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (11 causes), Chronic Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (9 causes), Chronic concentration difficulty in adults (6 causes), Chronic concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (5 causes), Chronic difficulty concentrating at work (9 causes), Chronic difficulty concentrating for long periods (8 causes), Chronic episodic concentration difficulty (8 causes), Chronic feeling of having difficulty concentrating (11 causes), Chronic seasonal concentration difficulty (5 causes), Concentration difficulty in adults (38 causes), Difficulty concentrating at school (16 causes), Difficulty concentrating at work (43 causes), Difficulty concentrating for long periods (12 causes), Difficulty concentrating in adults (33 causes), Difficulty concentrating in children (23 causes), Difficulty concentrating in teens (23 causes), Difficulty concentrating in toddlers (9 causes), Episodic concentration difficulty (10 causes), Episodic difficulty concentrating (11 causes), Feeling of having difficulty concentrating (12 causes), Intermittent Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (7 causes), Intermittent concentration difficulty in adults (5 causes), Intermittent concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (3 causes), Intermittent difficulty concentrating for long periods (6 causes), Intermittent episodic concentration difficulty (5 causes), Intermittent feeling of having difficulty concentrating (4 causes), Intermittent seasonal concentration difficulty (5 causes), Mild Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (6 causes), Mild concentration difficulty in adults (4 causes), Mild concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (4 causes), Mild difficulty concentrating at work (5 causes), Mild difficulty concentrating for long periods (4 causes), Mild episodic concentration difficulty (3 causes), Mild feeling of having difficulty concentrating (4 causes), Mild seasonal concentration difficulty (6 causes), Poor concentration in adults (26 causes), Poor concentration in children (14 causes), Poor concentration in teens (21 causes), Poor concentration in toddlers (8 causes), Recurring Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (11 causes), Recurring concentration difficulty in adults (6 causes), Recurring concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (9 causes), Recurring difficulty concentrating (10 causes), Recurring difficulty concentrating at work (7 causes), Recurring difficulty concentrating for long periods (8 causes), Recurring episodic concentration difficulty (7 causes), Recurring feeling of having difficulty concentrating (8 causes), Recurring seasonal concentration difficulty (5 causes), Reduced concentration in children (21 causes), Seasonal concentration difficulty (10 causes), Severe Alzheimers-like concentration difficulty (12 causes), Severe concentration difficulty in adults (11 causes), Severe concentration difficulty with headache-like symptoms (13 causes), Severe difficulty concentrating (28 causes), Severe difficulty concentrating at work (13 causes), Severe difficulty concentrating for long periods (12 causes), Severe episodic concentration difficulty (10 causes), Severe feeling of having difficulty concentrating (12 causes), Severe seasonal concentration difficulty (10 causes), Low concentration ability (21 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Concentration difficulty:

    Mental problems (3121 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Cognitive symptoms (3664 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Concentration difficulty:

    Inattention (45 causes), Hyperactivity (273 causes), Attention deficit disorder, Behavioural symptoms (4608 causes), ADD, Depression (629 causes), Restlessness (380 causes), Mania (102 causes)

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