Difficulty In Concentrating

Difficulty in concentrating can occur due to medical, cognitive, or psychological problems. It can occur due to sleep disorder, medications, drug use, or alcohol drinking. Psychological causes like anxiety, depression, emotional trauma, and stress can cause it. Taking psychotropic medications helps to improve concentration. Eating a well-balanced diet with reducing caffeine intake helps to provide some improvement. Managing stress by doing yoga and meditation helps to treat it.

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I am experiencing extreme fatigue and loss of concentration, especially after meals. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing extreme fatigue and loss of concentration, and that happens.- After eating any food (up to 8 hours, and I am sensitive to some foods). I have been experiencing post-meal fatigue for the past 14 years. I assume it started right after a bacterial ear infection from swimming...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. With your history and description, the possibility of stress and anxiety-related symptoms is more likely. So please let me know, 1. Since how long are you taking these medications? 2. When did you consult your psychiatrist last? Pleas...  Read Full »

How to deal with nervousness and sleep trouble after sudden death of spouse?

Query: Dear doctor, My brother is suffering from nervousness, unknown fear, loss of concentration and no sleep during the whole night. He lost his wife four months ago due to sudden death. We have consulted a psychiatrist and he prescribed some medicines, but no relief yet. Give me suggestions.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your brother is probably suffering from complicated grief reaction or depression. Generally, medicines take some time to have a proper effect. If he has started the medicine in the last one week, then it is better to wait for a few more days.If he has already taken the...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to figure out if I have ADHD. I cannot concentrate at school. While reading, my mind wanders off, and I forget everything. If I stay still, I shake a bit. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The information you have provided indicates towards ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). But at the same time, there are other conditions that have similar kind of presentation as you have reported. Other than this, there are a few other criteria that should...  Read Full »

As a depression patient, facing concentration problem. will my concentration improve?

Query: Hi, I am a depression patient. Taking depression medicine for a long time. Now I have stopped taking the medicine as it makes me very sleepy. Now I feel, as soon as I start reading something inside my mind, I am not be able to read it properly. And while reading, after few minutes I sit like a sta...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting a query at icliniq. First of all I need to know what was the drug, how long you took that medicine and have you felt tolerance to either effect or side effect of that drug? At this stage I like to inform you that with current available medication, only two thirds of the patien...  Read Full »

How to improve my memory while studying?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old medical student. I have a big problem with my studying techniques, and I find it rare compared to others. First things first, I am lazy to study, not because I am lazy in general, but because I do not understand a word. Even if I understand something, it gets eva...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern. You have issues of poor focus and inability to maintain focus or concentration.The loss of performance after the day of exams is due to anxiety of performance, which is seen in a lot of individuals. But since you are passing the exams, th...  Read Full »

I am not able to remember whatever I study. Can I have a psychiatric problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male, who is studying medicine. From childhood, I was an average student. I got good marks in the 10th standard, but in the 11th and 12th standard, I got very bad marks. I do not know what happened, although I study for a long time. Still, I am not getting good marks. I got admissi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, the possibility of a major psychiatric disorder appears limited, but there is clear indication stress having a significant impact on your student life. It is a well-known fact that increased ...  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 »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

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 »

I get headaches while attending lectures. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel so tired when I listen to the lecture so that I rarely visit lecture. Also, if I think of something, there is a pain such as headache. I continuously take medicines to a migraine. What am I supposed to do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms. Your symptoms of difficulty in paying attention for continuous time span with a long-standing headache in such young age should be taken seriously. I would strongly recommend you to get an MRI brain done. We need to do that to make sure that yo...  Read Full »

How to concentrate on my studies?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a student. When I sit for study, I just start feeling distractions from small noises and things. Most of the time, I go to imaginations of things I want to create and sometimes, I suddenly start daydreaming about different kinds of thoughts. Sometimes, I start to remember about pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The recurrent distractibility could be occurring due to anxiety and should be evaluated. Intrusive thoughts during studying result in distraction. If remembering the things related to the past and imagining things are causing distress, then...  Read Full »

Does spaced-out feeling and concentration difficulty indicate a brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I have now had various conditions that have worsened for the past 18 months, including constant spaced-out feeling, always feel enclosed within my head, lack of clarity, and inability to concentrate on simple tasks such as reading, driving, or simple conversation. Frequent blurred vis...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these symptoms you have mentioned are hinting towards a mental disorder rather than a brain tumor (which has been effectively ruled out). Please answer the questions below. Do you have a depressed mood most of the day? Or loss of interest or pleasure in most o...  Read Full »

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