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Short attention span: Introduction

Short attention span: Short attention span is a condition in which a person has difficulty concentrating for more than a limited amount of time. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Short attention span, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Short attention span: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Short attention span

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Misdiagnosis and Short attention span

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown" and 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 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 more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary 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 more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can more »

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

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Short attention span: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Short attention span

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How Common are these Causes of Short attention span?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Short attention span. Of the 10 causes of Short attention span that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 10 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Short attention span:

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Medical Conditions associated with Short attention span:

Inattention symptoms (54 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes)

Symptoms related to Short attention span:

Psychological disorders, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality disorder (2 causes), Brain disorders, Brain tumor (27 causes), Drugs, Physical disorders

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