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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 have changes in my sleep cycle. How to manage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not feeling well mentally. My sleep cycle changed last week and I am not able to concentrate on my studies. Sometimes I feel very happy and I do not know why suddenly I feel sad and start behaving like anything. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello doctor, I have read your query and understand your concern. I can understand your situation. You may have major depressive disorder due to underlying stress. There is non-pharmacological management for depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help y...  Read Full »

I am having trouble concentrating on my studies. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old girl, weight 98 pounds, height 5 feet. So my problem is related to brain concentration. Earlier up to school, I had good concentrating power. After schooling, I started preparing for entrance exams and it has been two years preparing for the same but now I feel that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vijendra Chaturvedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Lack of concentration can be due to several reasons, most common reasons are stress, lack of sleep, disinterests in the project and lack of motivation. Here are some tips and the principle by which they help you. Minimum seven hours sleep helps to reinforce the memory, an...  Read Full »

I am struggling with memory and negative thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have symptoms related to the mind and body. I have no clarity in thinking. I cannot make any decisions. Even if I do, the moment I make the decision, I get negative thoughts and a sudden jerk in my mind with a sensation of fear. Also, I have on and off memory issues. It appears fine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query with keen interest and understand your concerns. Regarding the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I like to comment on the following things. Your vitamin B12 deficiency is corrected. There is excessive vitamin B12 in y...  Read Full »

How to manage my irritability due to no concentration on my studies during board exams?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having 0% concentration in my studies. My board exams are going on, I have become too irritable. I am also able to make myself happy again but the stress of studying is bothering me as I cannot concentrate. Also, I am motivating myself but still, I cannot.  Read Full »

Dr. Sonia Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Board exams are indeed stressful for every student and especially with this huge coronavirus scare thats going on, it is even worse I am sure. Although, now that your board exams have been suspended for the next 10 days, you may breathe a sigh of relief. I can still ...  Read Full »

Why have I lost interest in studies?

Query: Hello doctor,Till school, I was a very bright student but while pursuing graduation, I lost my interest in studies. Now I am not able to concentrate on my studies and keep on thinking about other things. I am very tense. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are various reasons for the lack of interest in studies. Not having the subject of one's choice, parental expectations, the stress of performance, anxiety problem, and lack of motivation. I would advise you to make a schedule and follow it strictly. Set som...  Read Full »

I am dealing with anxiety for two to three months. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old and have been dealing with anxiety for two to three months now. I am constantly worried, restless, and anxious. Concentrating and falling asleep have also become increasingly difficult for me. I am eager to explore treatments, lifestyle adjustments, or coping strategi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. You may have an anxiety disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. Do exercise daily for 30 to 45 minutes like at least g...  Read Full »

My memory problems have arisen due to sleep apnea. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned that my sleep apnea might be contributing to memory problems and difficulty concentrating. Can you provide insights into how sleep apnea might impact brain function and offer strategies for managing cognitive issues associated with the condition?  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Tungaria

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. Sleep apnea can have a significant impact on brain function due to the repeated interruptions in oxygen supply during sleep. Here is how it affects the brain and strategies for ...  Read Full »

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 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 »

After stopping antidepressants, I cannot concentrate. Why?

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

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 »

Why do I get pain in the head with concentration difficulty and memory loss?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some symptoms like pain in my head bones, swollen sensation in my brain, pain on the left upper side of the head, temporary memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and chronic fatigue. Please review my MRI report.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The findings of the MRI brain scan are not of serious concern (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a mild cerebral atrophy changes and slightly prominent lateral ventricles. A curvilinear T1 flair hyperintensity in the left frontal convexity i...  Read Full »

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