Glossary for Difficulty concentrating at work
Medical terms related to Difficulty concentrating at work or mentioned in this section include:
- ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a mental and behavioral disorder characterized by behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, inattention, concentration difficulty, and other mental symptoms. The related description Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be a more modern description of the disease.
Misdiagnosis of ADD is a well-known controversy in the sense that cases
of hyperactivity in children may be over-diagnosed.
There is a tendency for parents to seek and doctors to prescribe the drug
Ritalin even in cases where the diagnosis of ADD or ADHD may be incorrect.
Alternative diagnoses include normal child behavior (i.e. just an active child), food intolerances, or other behavioral disorders (see misdiagnosis of ADD).
On the other hand, ADD is under-diagnosed in adults, with a large number
of adults having ADD without knowing it; see misdiagnosis of Adult ADD.
- Acute difficulty concentrating at work: is mostly related to stress
- Adhd: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental and behavioral disorder characterized by behavioral problems such as hyperactivity, inattention, concentration difficulty, and other mental symptoms.
Typically, ADHD and associated hyperactivity is known as a childhood disorder, although ADD/ADHD in adults is known to
It is distinguished from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) which has a reduced focus on hyperactivity type symptoms.
- Adult ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a
mental disorder with symptoms such as hyperactivity, inattention,
poor concentration, and other similar symptoms.
The disorder is called "ADHD" in modern times; see more details about Adult ADHD.
ADD can be undiagnosed into adulthood and the adult will
have varying levels of dysfunction in their work, home and social lives.
Affected adults have issues with as difficulting focusing on work tasks,
boredom, distractedness, and so on. See symptoms of Adult ADHD.
- Adult ADHD: Adult ADHD, (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a common neurobehavioral developmental disorder with an onset in childhood that continues into adulthood. Children do not simply grow out of ADHD, as is often believed. Just the opposite is commonly true - the symptoms of ADHD often get worse as a child grows into adulthood.
The predominant behaviors of adult ADHD are the same as in children and include:
These behaviors result in difficulties with:
- Remaining focused on a task or activity
- Controlling behavior
- Hyperactivity or over-activity
The symptoms of adult ADHD can be treated, but there currently is no cure for the disorder. Most people with ADHD can be successfully treated and lead normal, productive lives at home, work, school and with friends and family.
The cause or causes of ADHD are not yet known, although researchers believe that genes may be one factor in the development of the disease. It is most likely that the disorder is the result of a combination of elements, including environmental factors, traumatic head injuries, nutrition, and social influences.
- Alzheimer's disease: A progressive degenerative disease of the brain of unknown cause
- Anxiety: Excessive worry, anxiety, or fear.
- Anxiety disorder: A mental condition that is characterized by anxiety and avoidance behaviours
- Behavioral symptoms: Symptoms of personal behavior.
- Bipolar disorder: Cycles of mania and depression; commonly called "manic-depression".
- Borderline Personality Disorder: Mental condition with behavioral and emotional problems.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Catatonic schizophrenia: Catatonic Schizophrenia means lessened muscle tone its symptoms are motor disturbances.
- Chronic difficulty concentrating at work: is mostly related to stress
- Chronic fatigue syndrome: A persistent debilitating fatigue of recent onset
- Cirrhosis of liver: diffuse hepatic process characterized by fibrosis and the conversion of normal liver architecture into structurally abnormal nodules
- Cocaine abuse: Stimulant drug with various effects
- Cognitive impairment: General loss of mental or cognitive ability
- Concentration difficulty: Reduced concentration ability or lack of concentration
- Conversion Disorder: A psychological condition where physical symptoms arise due to emotional dilemmas.
- Dementia: Mental confusion and impaired thought.
- Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
- Emotional symptoms: Symptoms affecting the emotions.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Huntington's disease: Inherited disease causing progressive mental deterioration.
- Insomnia: feeling of melancholy
- Intermittent difficulty concentrating at work: is mostly related to stress
- Marijuana -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Marijuana during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
- Marijuana abuse: Illicit depressant/hallucinogenic drug
- Melanoma: Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease. It involves cells called melanocytes, which produce a skin pigment called melanin. Melanin is responsible for skin and hair color.
- Mens health symptoms: Symptoms closely related to men's health.
- Mental problems: Symptoms affecting judgement, thought or intelligence.
- Mild difficulty concentrating at work: is mostly related to stress
- Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
- Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
- Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Neurosyphilis: Syphilis affecting the nervous system.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Behavioral disorder with obsessive thoughts and compulsive acts.
- Obstructive sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by episodic upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep.
- Panic attack: A condition which is characterized by an acute episode of intense anxiety
- Panic disorder: is a severe medical condition characterized by extremely elevated mood
- Paranoid schizophrenia:
- Personality symptoms: Symptoms or changes to the personality.
- Phobic disorder: A persistent and abnormal dread or fear.
- Pick's Disease: Degenerative dementia condition.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder: Stress following a traumatic event.
- Postpartum depression: The occurrence of depression in a woman that occurs after the birth of a child
- Premenstrual syndrome: A collection of symptoms that some women suffer that occurs directly before menstruation
- Psychiatric symptom: Psychiatric mental health symptoms such as psychosis.
- Recurring difficulty concentrating at work: is mostly related to stress
- Renal failure: A condition characterized by a failure of the kidney to excrete toxic metabolites from the body
- Schizotypal Personality Disorder: A personality disorder which is characterized by long term emotional coldness, indifference and criticism of others.
- Severe difficulty concentrating at work: is mostly related to stress
- Sleep apnea: A condition which is characterized by transient attacks of apnea that usually occur during ones sleep
- Society problems: Difficulty interacting in society.
- Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
- Traumatic Brain Injury: Brain injury from trauma or accident.
- Usher Syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by sensorineural deafness and progressive vision loss.
- WAGR Syndrome: A syndrome that is due to the deletion of chromosome 11.
- Women's health symptoms: Symptoms related to women's health.
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