Decreased concentration in work shows the reduced ability of the mind to focus on work. It can occur due to medical, psychological, or cognitive problems. Problems that cause decreased concentration in work include sleep apnea, heavy metal poisoning, infections, pain syndromes, traumatic brain injury, stroke, attention deficit disorder, vision disorders, delirium, dementia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and stress. Eating balanced food, getting proper sleep, reducing the intake of caffeine, and managing stress by doing meditation helps to improve concentration in work.
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My partner moved to a different city, and I cannot concentrate on work. What do I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am going through a difficult phase. I have been in a relationship with my colleague for the past four years. I then had to move to a different city for work. Now the problem is I have started missing her terribly. I cannot concentrate on work or anything else. We talk over the phone eve... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Any relationship tends to get more emotional over time. In your case, naturally, the emotional bonding took over your logical thinking and behavior. Usually, there should not be anything to worry about. In this modern world, you can keep ... Read Full »
I am suffering from OCD, and I cannot concentrate on my studies because I get unrealistic dreams. Please suggest something.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old male, and I am suffering from OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) which has affected my academic life. As a result, I often get unrealistic dreams, and I cannot concentrate on my studies. I took medicines for one year but stopped taking them in the last nine months be... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you start taking the medications you took earlier for at least three years (consult a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent). Do not stop taking the medications without your doctor's advice. Read Full »
I am unable to concentrate on my studies nowadays. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I was excellent at studies. But, now, I am not able to concentrate on books. I feel like I have lost the power of memory. I do not remember even very small things. I have developed some bad habits like chewing papers, the inner side of lips, inner side of cheeks, etc. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The habits like chewing papers, the inner side of lips or cheeks, etc., could be occurring due to some underlying anxiety. Behavioral modification can prove helpful to reduce these restrictive behaviors. Try to distract yourself whenever you are engaged in such habits... Read Full »
What causes frequent hot flushes with dizzy spells and inability to do work?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a control room operator and I work alone. I work for twelve hours in rotating shifts. Usually, seven nights in a row with two days off and then seven days in a row with two days off. I normally sleep for seven hours at night. Throughout the day I go through debilitating bouts of sleep... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you do not have an infection, you do not need an antibiotic. You have not mentioned the reason for having antibiotics. There are a number of reasons for having fatigue. It can be due to inadequate diet since you have mentioned that your job is very demanding. You als... Read Full »
How to be motivated to achieve our goal?
Query: Hi doctor, I decided to change myself because I was a bad student. I struggle with getting things done. I plan to do stuff things beforehand. At first, I was able to do things and I felt excited while doing it. But when the time comes to do the tasks that I planned, I lack the motivation to do thin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I congratulate you on your effort. Motivation is a tricky thing but can be learned. There are two types of motivation such as extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation is when we are motivated to do something because of external influences. We try to do t... Read Full »
How to improve concentration in studies?
Query: Hi doctor, My 14 year old son cannot concentrate on studies and struggling in school. He is nervous and shaky, especially in school. He scored 65% overall and 85% in his favorite subjects. He reads a lot of story books. We went to a psychiatrist last year and he said that my son is suffering from a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Considering his age, there are many possible reasons that could cause similar presentation. You have mentioned that he is performing well in some subjects, but poor in another. So, there is a possibility of a specific learning disorder. But,... Read Full »
What is causing all my symptoms?
Query: Hi doctor, I have the following problems in my daily life. Social phobia, inferiority complex, lack of concentration and fear of everything. I am not interested to do anything. I am leading a sedentary lifestyle. I also masturbate a lot. I am thinking consistently about my future and living without ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, inferiority complex, social phobia, poor concentration and fear of everything can be a manifestation of depression or anxiety disorders. Having said this, we need to understand that the same symptoms can be present in abnormal thyroid function. The presence... Read Full »
Is there a medicine to improve memory power?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from memory problems. I cannot remember even small things like the groceries that mom told me to buy. After reaching the shop, I do not remember anything. Please give me a suggestion to improve my concentration and memory power. I am 19 years old. I think too much about ... Read Full »
Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are just 19, I would prefer not to advise you any medicines for this. As a matter of fact, there is no medicine that actually works to improve memory of otherwise healthy individual. The anxiety, depression, constantly thinking about something which you are not... Read Full »
How to overcome excessive sexual desire due to staying away from my wife?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having severe mental problems and I cannot concentrate on anything. I am a civil engineer and working in a private firm. I am married and have one child. I am unable to take my wife with me because of financial issues. My wife got pregnant last year and since then I have stayed alone... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your mental turmoil. I can see that you are deep in trouble. You should understand the problem yourself. You are staying away from your wife and possibly a father now. You approached several sex workers, but did not get mental satisfaction. You were worri... Read Full »
I have shyness in public, low confidence, and poor concentration. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I have shyness in public, low confidence, and poor concentration in studies with anxiety, escaping attitude. I am afraid of driving alone and have a fear of giving interviews. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have mentioned are low confidence, shyness in public, escaping attitude, fear of interviews. These symptoms point towards a diagnosis of social phobia. The most studied and most effective treatment for phobias is behavior therapy. A variety of behavi... Read Full »